DODGERS The MAGIC NUMBER Thread

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  1. Finski

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    Knowing full well that it is and NEVER WILL BE any solace if/when this team fails to win a World Series this October ... LA may actually clinch the division as early as Labor Day weekend. The 98 Yanks have the divisional era record by clinching on Aug 29, which is the record, FWIW.

    Obviously, while clinching is great, the feckin Astros haven't let the hell up in three weeks, and home field advantage - if this bed-shitting Dodger team doesn't manage to eff up and get bumped out of the playoffs before the Fall Classic - looms large. On July 16, Houston was 59-37, while LA was 63-34, holding a 3.5 game lead in HFA at that point. Now, it's a half game, and Houston gets 14 games in two weeks against the A's, ChiSox, Tigers, and Angels. I can see them going hog-wild against those teams (14 games), while LA can do decently at Miami, Atlanta, NY Mets, and the Jays (12 games) and still end up behind the Astros when the smoke clears.

    Anyway, my question to you stathounds in here ... LA had HFA in 2017, and it didn't help in games 2 and 7 here. Might not playing a potential 3-4-5 in LA be better than 1-2-6-7 in LA? All that's needed in that bandbox in Houston in a potential games 1 or 2 is to steal one. The Dodgers just need ONE Marwin Gonzalez and Houston just needs to let Kenley pitch to him ... and we are champions, no?
     
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    In Dave We Trust! Get well soon, bro ...

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    I give you a Mr Freese and raise you a Hondo Howard.

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    Won a bet with myself that you'd post that. I know Big Frank was a favorite of yours.
     
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    The great Vin always called him Big Frank (no homo).

    Funny how when these numbers come up, I always think of the players of my yute. Next up.......Smokey Alston, then the Toy Cannon.
     
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    loved alston
    especially the story of him challenging the entire team to a fight
     
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    ........and no one stood up to take him on.
     
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    I recall a Vin story of Alston walking into the clubhouse in Vero in 1974 and seeing his players with hair dryers. Vin was laughing at TRYING to convey Alston's complete inability to grasp why a MAN would need a hair dryer. Vin didn't actually say, "Walt thinks they are all a bunch of fags..." but he may as well have.

    Meanwhile, if Robots challenged the team to step outside the team bus, it'd be to give them a group hug ...

     
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    No Dodger #24 since Hank Edward in 1951 ...
     
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    Smokey?
     
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    We have a winner.
     
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    Snakes lost ....
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    Beatdown complete...[​IMG]

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    And one for BZoo...

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    At least Arizona lost ... 21!

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    Screwball Jim...

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    Overly confident Walker...
     
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    Is that Opie with Brewer?
     
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    Don't know ... do you mean Ron Howard?
     
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    Unfortunately, either Frisco or Arizona wins their game tonight... So the Dodgers can only gain one game...

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    Of course. Sat behind his family (when Opie was a little fuck) many moons ago at the Ravine.
     
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    I know the Magic Number tracks the mathematical clinching of the division, but the Dodgers may have unofficially won the division today. From this point out they could lose every remaining game and still finish with a higher win percentage than every other team in the division currently has.
     
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