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Sammy Sofa wrote:Hey, this is just them paying tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Collapse of '69.
If so, they did a really poor job of it. Was there a time this season when you thought "This is our year"?
I was barely alive for 1969 but it sounds like it was a lot like 2003 which was much worse than this season.
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UMFan83 wrote:UMFan83 wrote:This is awful but I just convinced myself that since the Nationals have 8 games in 7 days, all against winning teams and the final 3 against another team desperately trying to fight for the playoffs too (Cleveland), and the Cubs have 3 against hapless Pittsburgh and 3 against possibly nothing to play for St. Louis that we still have a small shot at winning WC2.
Nats would have to go 1-7 or 2-6 while the Cubs go 5-1 or 6-0 but hey I'd give this a 9% chance of happening, which is what the Cubs playoff odds are according to Fangraphs.
Nats go 0-8, Cubs have to go 4-2 to win, 3-3 to tie
Nats go 1-7, Cubs have to go 5-1 to win, 4-2 to tie
Nats go 2-6, Cubs have to go 6-0 to win, 5-1 to tie
Nats go 3-5, Cubs have to go 6-0 to tie.
Update: The Nationals have started out 3-0, the Cubs 0-1. Whoops
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