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The season is over as far as I'm concerned but MLB insists on one more best-of-seven set before officially closing the book on 2015. Apparently, Game 1 of the World Series between the team I can't bring myself to identify and the New York Mets was supposedly an eventful one.

USA TODAY looks at Edinson Volquez, whose father passed away with Volquez apparently not knowing about it until after his Game 1 start. Also, Salvador Perez may/may not be cheating with some unknown substance behind his shinguard. FOX experienced a blackout during the game leading to some awesome tweets.

Former Blue Jays in this series - Alex Rios and Kelly Johnson
Former Blue Jays farmhands - Noah Syndergaard and Travis d'Arnaud
Former Blue Jays coaches - Don Wakamatsu
Blue Jays connections - Drew Butera (father of Sal) and Raul A. Mondesi (father of Raul)

Schedule / Probables

Wednesday Game 2 , 8:00 pm ET - Jacob deGrom vs. Johnny "I will kick or knee you in the head" Cueto
Friday Game 3 - 8:00 pm ET - Yordano Ventura vs. Noah Syndergaard
Saturday Game 4 - 8:00 pm ET - Chris Young vs. Steven Matz

Sunday Game 5, Tuesday Nov. 3 Game 6 & Wednesday Nov.4 Game 7- 8:00 pm starts (if necessary)
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mathesond - Wednesday, October 28 2015 @ 09:22 PM EDT (#314169) #
Sigh...I was so hoping for a Jays-Cubs series. Granted, the fact that I lived in Chicago for almost 4 years, the last 2 within a 10 minute walk from Wrigley, have a lot to do with my wish for the Cubs to make it.

Gotta hand it to KC, though, they play a heckuva game. I know they were in the Series last year, but to me they are still the franchise that wallowed in mediocrity for a couple of decades. Guess I gotta get with the times.
Michael - Wednesday, October 28 2015 @ 11:08 PM EDT (#314171) #
I'm torn in this season. I want to root for the AL over the NL on general principles. I want to root against NY on general principles. I want to root for the small market on general principles. But I don't want to root for KC after the KC/Tor conflicts this year and KC's questionable team dynamics the last couple.

I guess what I hope most is there are some terribly obvious and costly blown ball/strike calls and that accelerates the introduction of automatic robotic ball/strike calling the same way some previous post-season mistakes helped usher in replay.

And at the end of the day, I guess I'll be ok with KC winning.
John Northey - Wednesday, October 28 2015 @ 11:51 PM EDT (#314173) #
Well, Friday's game is the one to watch for Jay fans as Noah Syndergaard gets a WS start at least a year before Dickey will. Sigh. d'Arnaud is 1 for 9 so far after a 267/313/667 NLCS and a 158/150/316 NLDS.
uglyone - Thursday, October 29 2015 @ 12:01 AM EDT (#314174) #
gotta hand it to KC. they are playing some kind of baseball.

helps that the NL stinks, of course.
greenfrog - Thursday, October 29 2015 @ 08:07 AM EDT (#314180) #
AA out as GM, per Davidi. As I wrote yesterday, Shapiro as president and AA as GM (with Rogers as owner) might not have been the best match.

It's a major loss for the organization. I guess we'll see who replaces him and what ripple effects his departure has across the organization.
Richard S.S. - Thursday, October 29 2015 @ 06:50 PM EDT (#314310) #
This is as uninteresting as watching paint dry. For those who can watch it, enjoy.
Thomas - Friday, October 30 2015 @ 01:16 PM EDT (#314422) #
I wouldn't characterize a 14-inning game as "as uninteresting as watching paint dry", but I guess to each their own.
John Northey - Saturday, October 31 2015 @ 11:47 PM EDT (#314496) #
I think the issue is what I had in round 1 of 1987, your favorite team was there with just a bit of luck but instead the arch rivals moved on. That makes it very hard to watch. Luckily in 1987 the WS was Twins vs Cards in a classic while this year the next round was the WS with KC now up 3-1 I figure it is all over but the crying now. Syndegaard did a good job (6 IP 3 R) while d'Arnaud has been meh (213/224/426 so far in the playoffs overall, just a 188 avg in the WS). Frustrating that those 2 got to the WS before the Jays did after that big trade. Sigh.

Other ex-Jays are Kelly Johnson, Alex Rios and probably a few others that escape my mind right now.
uglyone - Sunday, November 01 2015 @ 12:02 AM EDT (#314497) #
add the Murphy buckner to the goins and correa errors that have let KC pretty much win each series.

was interesting to hear Terry Collins repeatedly state postgame that he kept Clippard in instead of Familia against the top of the order because he wanted to save Familia for tommorrow if possible.Made me happy we had Gibby.
electric carrot - Sunday, November 01 2015 @ 10:46 AM EST (#314513) #
I think I'm cheering for the Royals at this point but was kind of shamefully happy about Rios' error. Rios is my #1 least favorite former Jay. He just seemed not to care. Feelings confirmed.

Chuck - Sunday, November 01 2015 @ 04:22 PM EST (#314530) #
Notwithstanding his error, Rios has performed very well in the post-season. The question is: why is he being given the chance to perform well in the post-season? Why is he even allowed to be a starter on a team that seems destined to win the WS? What has he done to deserve this opportunity?

He's below replacement level. He bats at the bottom of the order. He is pinch-run for. He is replaced defensively. What's going on here? Why not just stick Dyson in the outfield fulltime and leverage his glove and baserunning? At least he brings tangible skills to the table.

Rios and Escobar are making me mad. Maybe Ned Yost is a genius in ways we can't recognize.

snider - Sunday, November 01 2015 @ 11:31 PM EST (#314550) #
I believe I saw Rios pinch run for and steal a base in the same series. Pretty crazy.

I agree on him being my least favorite ex-jay.
uglyone - Monday, November 02 2015 @ 12:19 AM EST (#314551) #
don't think D'Arnaud's gonna last very long behind the plate.

and once cespedes and murphy returned to earth it was pretty clear the mets didn't really have a lot of hitting.

but man these royals have some serious magic going. it's both fun and infuriating to watch.
Jimbag - Monday, November 02 2015 @ 12:48 AM EST (#314552) #
For the record, I was cheering for the Mets (been my NL team since Montreal left town, and I started cheering for them during the Carter years...Gary, not Jimmy)

Full credit to the Royals. Couldn't cheer for them, since their path took them through both my teams, but wow - resilient. Honestly, if I saw a movie where one team came back late in the game as often as KC did this year, I would think the screenwriter had overcooked the plot. So well earned congratulations to the organization - if ever there was an argument to give the MVP to an entire staff from the office down to the groundskeepers, this would be it.

So let's start plotting to prevent them repeating as champions right now, shall we?

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