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Derek

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Is anybody giving the Nationals any chance? All the news outlets are already crowning Houston.
Absolutely. They have the type of elite pitching you need to match up with Houston’s hitting.

Offensively, they have Rendon, who is the best position player not named Bregman playing in the WS, and then Soto as well.
 

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I saw that Houston is the heaviest World Series favorites since the 2007 Red Sox
 

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The pitch he hit out was a slider on the outer half of the plate.

The probability of someone pulling that pitch into a HR to left center has to be astronomical.
"astronomical"

Love it.
 
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Is anybody giving the Nationals any chance? All the news outlets are already crowning Houston.
This is the best pitching the 'Stros are going against. And their offense has been very inconsistent. Even struggled at times against a blah Yankees pitching staff.

It'd be crazy to write them off.
 

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This is the best pitching the 'Stros are going against. And their offense has been very inconsistent. Even struggled at times against a blah Yankees pitching staff.

It'd be crazy to write them off.
And the Nats will go against the best pitching they’ve seen all year. Tanaka was legit, and you can’t get much better than the Yankees pen. It’s like impossible to not giving up HRs to the Astros at home.

I hate them, but....Astros in 5, maybe 6. No doubt.
 

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Go Nats

And in the center of the room, assistant general manager Brandon Taubman turned to a group of three female reporters, including one wearing a purple domestic-violence awareness bracelet, and yelled, half a dozen times, “Thank God we got Osuna! I’m so f------ glad we got Osuna!”
What a massive, massive prick.

The Astros defending this douchebag, saying that he was "supporting the player during a difficult time," may be even more pathetic.
 
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Derek

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Yeah, fuck that guy.

And the Astros for that absurd statement trying to "Fake News" the entire thing.
I still remember when the Astros acquired Osuna right after Verlander and McCullers spoke out against domestic violence.
 

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After the trade, the Astros made some gestures to demonstrate how seriously they took domestic violence, referencing in a statement their “zero tolerance policy,” donating $214,000 to various shelters and hanging fliers with hotline numbers in every women’s restroom at Minute Maid Park. GM Jeff Luhnow went so far as to say that he thought the deal could “actually turn out to be a positive down the road” because it would “raise awareness.”
A year after the assault, Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner considered the fallout. “He admitted he messed up,” he told USA Today. “He paid the penalty. Sooner or later, we forget, right?”
These 2 quotes/actions are laughably tone deaf. The hoops teams will jump through to avoid saying what everyone knows: "Even though this player is a scumbag, he's good, and we think he can help us win".

What's even more tone deaf is knowing the PR backlash will come from a decision like this, still going through with it, and then complaining when people wont "let it go"
 

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Fuck that guy. Fuck the Astros. Let’s go Nats
 

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