Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Best of the Decade: Number of World Series games played in last 10 years

Giants 15
Astros 14

Cardinals 13
Royals 12
Rangers 12

Dodgers 12
Redsocks 11
Indians 7

Cubs 7
Nationals 7
Mets 5
Tigers 4

Yankees 0

13 comments:

13bit said...

Thanks, Hal...

Platoni said...

I'm unsure which fits the Astros better, "Sign Stealing Schmucks" or "Tricky Tanking Twits".

But two trips in three years might be worth it, no?

Anonymous said...

OH HOW I WISH HAL READ THIS GREAT BLOG.

Anonymous said...


It does not surprise me that the Astros cheat.

Why should they play by the rules?

They are emblematic of the City of Houston, home of Halliburton, (their other corporate HQ is in Dubai) city of toxic floods and toxic ideas... hubris central.

Will they be punished? No.

They did what they had to do to beat the two teams from the coasts. Ends justify the means. Texas uber alles.

You want a nickname? How about "Cheating douche bags who diminish the the game and themselves"

Here's a better one:

"The Houston AST(erick)OS"*

* The 2017 Houston Astros cheated their way to the World Series title and as such, like all cheaters, shall be considered illegitimate.

Doug K.








JM said...

I wonder if the phalanx that labeled PED users as "cheaters" will be just as loud and unremitting about the Astros being actual cheaters?

Just a question.

13bit said...

Astros cheat. Red Sox cheat. Their fans are dicks. They take facial hair to new and disgusting levels. Time to dissolve those franchises. Done.

Matt P. said...

This is what happens when they fail to go ALL IN even though they have the money to do so and instead trying to "sustain" success. All you do is sustain losing early in playoffs. If you wait for a bounce to come your way it never will. Sometimes you need to make the bounce yourself (Cole). Sometimes you need to sell your soul to get one (Cubs and now Astros cheating). Do what you need to do and get it back in the Bronx. Enough already.

Platoni said...

Oh man, Didi just tweeted, "The problem today is people don't cherish good people, they try to use them." -Bob Marley

https://twitter.com/didig18/status/1194775827784884226?s=21

13bit said...

So long, Didi...it’s just business...Hal loves you no matter what...

Carl J. Weitz said...

Speaking of "So long".....The odd thing about Bard's ouster is that just 2 years ago, he was touted as a great organization guy, a Renaissance Man who was brilliant in every aspect of the game. Someone that shot up the organizational chart because he was young, smart and embraced analytics. A can't-miss, soon-to-be manager or GM somewhere. LOL, and now he's history.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Yeah, probably that "soon-to-be GM" part did him in.

I wonder, has there ever been another decade, in the past century, in which the Yankees ranked (tied for) THIRTEENTH in World Series games played?

In the 1980s, the Phillies, Royals, Dodgers, Cardinals, Brewers, Mets, Red Sox, Twins, and Athletics were all ahead of them, putting the Yankees 10th, which is the closest they've come to 13th.

Here's the breakdown on the other decades in question:

2000s: First (24)
1990s: Second (14)
1970s: Fifth (tied) (14)
1960s: First (30)
1950s: First (51)
1940s: First (27)
1930s: First (23)
1920s: First (34)

Anonymous said...

4 MORE FEET.

IF DIDI'S SHOT OFF COLE GOES 4 MORE FEET, (MAYBE LESS), IS IT EVEN A QUESTION THAT WE RE-SIGN HIM?

EVERYTHING WE ARE DOING THESE LAST FEW YEARS SEEMS TO HAVE AN "UNUSUAL" FEEL TO IT.

DIDI WAS AN EXCELLENT SHORTSTOP (WHO WAS A TEAM AND FAN FAVORITE), WHO'S ONLY SIN WAS HE GOT HURT LAST YEAR.

WE BETTER HOPE NO ONE IN THE A.L. (OR GOD FORBID THE METS), GET HIM.

HE WILL TORTURE US.

CASHMAN AND HIS CRACK STAT TEAM ARE LETTING A QUALITY LEFT HANDED HITTING SHORTSTOP LEAVE FOR NOTHING.

WE HAVE NO LEFT HANDED THREATS IN THE LINEUP.

ACTUALLY WE HAVE NO LEFT HANDED BATS AT ALL.

ARE WE INSANE ENOUGH TO RESIGN GARDY AND THINK WE ARE SET WITH LEFTY BATS AS WE WAIT FOR THE UNDERACHIEVING HICKS TO COME BACK AROUND MID SEASON?

OUR DECISION MAKERS ARE GETTING SO PREDICTABLY CHINTZY AND QUIRKY, THAT EVERY MOVE NOW HAS A STENCH TO IT.

I'M DRAWING A LINE.

NO ACE?.... (AND WHEELER OR ODERIZZI DON'T COUNT).

NO TICKET TO THE STADIUM.

I WON'T BE GOING UNTIL WE GET ONE.

TheWinWarblist said...

We aren't tied for thirteenth. We are tied for THIRTIETH !!!!!!