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Who Owns October and Who Owns the 2018 World Series (#WOO and #WOWS) Tallies Updated For October 27, 2018

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What do you do if you have a negative narrative about you in the post season? You come up big in the World Series and rewrite the narrative.

David Price’s postseason woes are over. Done. Kaput. You can’t bring them up again. He ELWAYED them. Now his legacy is beating Verlander for the pennant, Kershaw for the World Series and going deep in both games… you know, like an ace does.

I personally would have given him World Series MVP, but with Steve Pearce launching all of those homers, it was a tough call.

But not tough in terms of figuring out who owned the World Series and October.

Each winning team for every post season game gets a pitcher and a hitter who earn a full WOO(Who Owns October.)

And at my discretion, I award a 1/2 WOO’S to a worthy player on the losing team.

But the World Series deserves its own stats. WOWS (Who Owns the World Series.)

At the end of the post season, we will see who had the highest WOO total as a pitcher and a hitter. The WOWS total will be kept separately. Each game now counts towards both tallies.

A complete description of the rules can be found HERE.

From October 28
2018 World Series Game 8:

Receiving 1 WOO and 1 WOWS

Steve Pearce homered in the first inning to put the Red Sox up 2-0 and added another shot in the 8th to put the Dodgers away, earning World Series MVP honors after the 5-1 final.

David Price pitched into the 8th, allowing 3 hits, 1 run and striking out 5 Dodgers in 7 plus innings, earning the 5-1 World Series clinching decision for Boston.

Receiving 1/2 WOO and 1/2 WOWS

David Freese homered on the first pitch of the bottom of the first and added a triple but the Dodgers could not hold off the Red Sox in the 5-1 clincher.

Clayton Kershaw kept the Dodgers in the game over 7 innings. But he let up 3 Boston homers along the way and the offense never woke up in the 5-1 loss.

Current WOWS Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOWS’ MLB 2018

Steve Pearce – Red Sox 2, Andrew Benintendi – Red Sox 1, Mookie Betts – 1 Red Sox, Max Muncy – Dodgers 1, Yasiel Puig – Dodgers 1, Jackie Bradley Jr.  – Red Sox 1/2, David Freese – Dodgers 1/2, Manny Machado – Dodgers 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOWS’ MLB 2018

David Price – Red Sox 2, Walker Buehler – Dodgers 1, Joe Kelly – Red Sox 1, Eduardo Rodriguez – Red Sox 1, Nathan Eovaldi – Red Sox 1/2, Rich Hill – Dodgers 1/2, Clayton Kershaw – Dodgers 1/2,

Current WOO Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2018,

Manny Machado – Dodgers 3 1/2, Jackie Bradley Jr. – Red Sox 2 1/2, Andrew Benintendi – Red Sox 2,  Alex Bregman – Astros 2, Steve Pearce – Red Sox 2 1/2, Yasiel Puig – Dodgers 2, George Springer – Astros 2, Justin Turner – Dodgers 2, Ronald Acuña, Jr – Braves 1 1/2, Orlando Arcia – Brewers 1 1/2, Lorenzo Cain – Brewers 1 1/2, Marwin Gonzalez – Astros 1 1/2, Aaron Judge – Yankees 1 1/2, Francisco Lindor – Indians 1 1/2, Christian Yelich – Brewers 1 1/2, Jesús Aguilar – Brewers 1, Cody Bellinger – Dodgers 1, Mookie Betts – Red Sox 1, Rafael Devers – Red Sox 1, David Freese – Dodgers 1, Brock Holt – Red Sox 1, Erik Kratz – Brewers 1,  J. D. Martinez – Red Sox 1, Mike Moustakas Brewers – 1, Max Muncy – Dodgers 1, Eduardo Nunez – Red Sox  1, Gary Sanchez – Yankees 1, Tony Wolters – Rockies 1, Jose Altuve – Astros 1/2, Nolan Arenado – Rockies 1 /2, Javier Baez – Cubs 1/2, Charlie Blackmon – Rockies 1/2, Xander Bogaerts – Red Sox 1/2, Ryan Braun – Brewers 1/2, Khris Davis – Athletics 1/2, Freddie Freeman – Braves 1/2, Didi Gregorius – Yankees 1/2, Freddy Peralta – Brewers 1/2, Trevor Story – Rockies 1/2, Kurt Suzuki  – Braves 1/2, Chris Taylor  – Dodgers 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2018,

David Price – Red Sox 3, Nathan Eovaldi – Red Sox 2 1/2, Clayton Kershaw –  Dodgers 2 1/2, Justin Verlander – Astros 2 1/2, Brandon Woodruff – Brewers 2 1/2, Corbin Burnes – Brewers 2, Matt Barnes – Red Sox 1 1/2, Walker Buehler – Dodgers 1 1/2, Joe Kelly – Red Sox 1 1/2, Pedro Baez – Dodgers 1, Dellin Betances – Yankees 1, Ryan Brasier – Red Sox 1, Jhoulys Chacín – Brewers 1, Gerrit Cole – Astros 1, Kyle Freeland – Rockies 1, Kenley Jansen – Dodgers 1, Jeremy Jeffress Brewers – 1, Ryan Madson – Dodgers 1, Collin McHugh – Astros 1, Rick Porcello – Red Sox 1, Eduardo Rodriguez – Red Sox 1, Hyun-Jin Ryu – Dodgers 1, Chris Sale – Red Sox 1, Masahiro Tanaka – Yankeees 1, Arodys Vizcaino – Braves 1,  Tyler Anderson – Rockies 1/2, Carlos Carrasco – Indians 1/2, Mike Clevinger – Indians 1/2, Chad Green – Yankees 1/2, Josh Hader – Brewers 1/2,  Rich Hill – Dodgers 1/2, Dallas Keuchel – Astros 1/2, Jon Lester – Cubs 1/2, Wade Miley – Brewers 1/2, Sean Newcomb – Braves 1/2, David Robertson – Yankees 1/2, Touki Toussaint – 1 /2 Braves, Lou Trivino – Athletics 1/2

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Who Owns October and Who Owns the 2016 World Series (#WOO and #WOWS) Tallies Updated For October 27, 2018

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Steve Pearce will never have to buy a drink in New England again

Between his pinch hit game tying homer in the 8th and the bases clearing insurance double in the 9th, Pearce took a game that looked like was going to knot up the Series to putting Boston on the brink of the title.

If Game 3 was as long as two games, Game 4 FELT like two different games. Part one was a tense pitcher’s duel. Part two was an offensive eruption.

You know a game is odd when it is 0-0 going into the bottom of the sixth, tied going into the 9th and a 2 run homer in the bottom of the 9th just gets a shrug.

Thus is the strange narrative of Game 4 of the 2018 World Series.

So who owned October and the World Series?

Each winning team for every post season game gets a pitcher and a hitter who earn a full WOO(Who Owns October.)

And at my discretion, I award a 1/2 WOO’S to a worthy player on the losing team.

But the World Series deserves its own stats. WOWS (Who Owns the World Series.)

At the end of the post season, we will see who had the highest WOO total as a pitcher and a hitter. The WOWS total will be kept separately. Each game now counts towards both tallies.

A complete description of the rules can be found HERE.

From October 27
2018 World Series Game 4:

Receiving 1 WOO and 1 WOWS

Steve Pearce hit a game tying home run in the 8th inning and then cleared the bases with a 9th inning double to lead the Red Sox in a dramatic 9-6 comeback victory over Los Angeles.

Eduardo Rodriguez pitched with no days rest and had a shutout with 1 out in the 6th inning. While he tired and let up 4 runs, his effort allowed Boston’s wiped out bullpen a chance to reset and win the 9-6 Game 4 final over the Dodgers.

Receiving 1/2 WOO and 1/2 WOWS

Rich Hill dominated the Red Sox, taking a shutout into the 7th, allowing 1 hit, had one run charged to him because of the bullpen while striking out 7. But the Dodger bullpen had an absolute meltdown and turned a 4-0 LA lead into a 9-6 defeat.

Yasiel Puig launched a towering 3 run homer that gave the Dodgers a seemingly safe 4-0 lead in the 6th. The Red Sox would score 9 unanswered runs to take the game, 9-6.

 

Current WOWS Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOWS’ MLB 2018

Andrew Benintendi – Red Sox 1, Mookie Betts – 1 Red Sox, Max Muncy – Dodgers 1, Steve Pearce – Red Sox 1, Yasiel Puig – Dodgers 1, Jackie Bradley Jr.  – Red Sox 1/2, Manny Machado – Dodgers 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOWS’ MLB 2018

Walker Buehler – Dodgers 1, Joe Kelly – Red Sox 1, David Price – Red Sox 1,Eduardo Rodriguez – Red Sox 1, Nathan Eovaldi – Red Sox 1/2, Rich Hill – Dodgers 1,

Current WOO Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2018,

Manny Machado – Dodgers 3 1/2, Jackie Bradley Jr. – Red Sox 2 1/2, Andrew Benintendi – Red Sox 2,  Alex Bregman – Astros 2, Yasiel Puig – Dodgers 2, George Springer – Astros 2, Justin Turner – Dodgers 2, Ronald Acuña, Jr – Braves 1 1/2, Orlando Arcia – Brewers 1 1/2, Lorenzo Cain – Brewers 1 1/2, Marwin Gonzalez – Astros 1 1/2, Aaron Judge – Yankees 1 1/2, Francisco Lindor – Indians 1 1/2, Steve Pearce – Red Sox 1 1/2, Christian Yelich – Brewers 1 1/2, Jesús Aguilar – Brewers 1, Cody Bellinger – Dodgers 1, Mookie Betts – Red Sox 1, Rafael Devers – Red Sox 1, Brock Holt – Red Sox 1, Erik Kratz – Brewers 1,  J. D. Martinez – Red Sox 1, Mike Moustakas Brewers – 1, Max Muncy – Dodgers 1, Eduardo Nunez – Red Sox  1, Gary Sanchez – Yankees 1, Tony Wolters – Rockies 1, Jose Altuve – Astros 1/2, Nolan Arenado – Rockies 1 /2, Javier Baez – Cubs 1/2, Charlie Blackmon – Rockies 1/2, Xander Bogaerts – Red Sox 1/2, Ryan Braun – Brewers 1/2, Khris Davis – Athletics 1/2, Freddie Freeman – Braves 1/2, David Freese – Dodgers 1/2, Didi Gregorius – Yankees 1/2, Freddy Peralta – Brewers 1/2, Trevor Story – Rockies 1/2, Kurt Suzuki  – Braves 1/2, Chris Taylor  – Dodgers 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2018,

Nathan Eovaldi – Red Sox 2 1/2, Brandon Woodruff – Brewers 2 1/2, Justin Verlander – Astros 2 1/2, Corbin Burnes – Brewers 2, Clayton Kershaw –  Dodgers 2, David Price – Red Sox 2, Matt Barnes – Red Sox 1 1/2, Walker Buehler – Dodgers 1 1/2, Joe Kelly – Red Sox 1 1/2, Pedro Baez – Dodgers 1, Dellin Betances – Yankees 1, Ryan Brasier – Red Sox 1, Jhoulys Chacín – Brewers 1, Gerrit Cole – Astros 1, Kyle Freeland – Rockies 1, Kenley Jansen – Dodgers 1, Jeremy Jeffress Brewers – 1, Ryan Madson – Dodgers 1, Collin McHugh – Astros 1, Rick Porcello – Red Sox 1, Eduardo Rodriguez – Red Sox 1, Hyun-Jin Ryu – Dodgers 1, Chris Sale – Red Sox 1, Masahiro Tanaka – Yankeees 1, Arodys Vizcaino – Braves 1,  Tyler Anderson – Rockies 1/2, Carlos Carrasco – Indians 1/2, Mike Clevinger – Indians 1/2, Chad Green – Yankees 1/2, Josh Hader – Brewers 1/2,  Rich Hill – Dodgers 1/2, Dallas Keuchel – Astros 1/2, Jon Lester – Cubs 1/2, Wade Miley – Brewers 1/2, Sean Newcomb – Braves 1/2, David Robertson – Yankees 1/2, Touki Toussaint – 1 /2 Braves, Lou Trivino – Athletics 1/2

Who Owns October and Who Owns the 2016 World Series (#WOO and #WOWS) Tallies Updated For October 24, 2018

 

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Now David Price can’t STOP winning post season starts.

He gave the Red Sox good old fashioned quality start while Mookie Betts and company shrugged off a 2-1 hole in the game to put the Dodgers down 2 games to none.

Was this the last game played at Fenway this year? It could be.

So who owned October and the World Series?

Each winning team for every post season game gets a pitcher and a hitter who earn a full WOO(Who Owns October.)

And at my discretion, I award a 1/2 WOO’S to a worthy player on the losing team.

But the World Series deserves its own stats. WOWS (Who Owns the World Series.)

At the end of the post season, we will see who had the highest WOO total as a pitcher and a hitter. The WOWS total will be kept separately. Each game now counts towards both tallies.

A complete description of the rules can be found HERE.

From October 23
2018 World Series Game 1:

Receiving 1 WOO and 1 WOWS

Mookie Betts went 3 for 4 with a double and a run scored to lead Boston’s offensive attack to a 4-2 win over the Dodgers.

David Price gave the Red Sox 6 strong innings, allowing 3 hits and 2 runs while striking out 5 Dodgers and earning the 4-2 decision.

Receiving 1/2 WOO and 1/2 WOWS

Yasiel Puig singled home a run that briefly gave the Dodgers the lead. The Red Sox would come back to take the 4-2 final.

Current WOWS Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOWS’ MLB 2018

Andrew Benintendi – Red Sox 1, Mookie Betts – 1 Red Sox, Manny Machado – Dodgers 1/2, Yasiel Puig – Dodgers 1/2

Pitchers ‘WOWS’ MLB 2018

Joe Kelly – Red Sox 1, David Price – Red Sox 1,

Current WOO Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2018,

Manny Machado – Dodgers 3 1/2, Andrew Benintendi – Red Sox 2, Jackie Bradley Jr. – Red Sox 2, Alex Bregman – Astros 2, George Springer – Astros 2, Justin Turner – Dodgers 2, Ronald Acuña, Jr – Braves 1 1/2, Orlando Arcia – Brewers 1 1/2, Lorenzo Cain – Brewers 1 1/2, Marwin Gonzalez – Astros 1 1/2, Aaron Judge – Yankees 1 1/2, Francisco Lindor – Indians 1 1/2, Yasiel Puig – Dodgers 1 1/2, Christian Yelich – Brewers 1 1/2, Jesús Aguilar – Brewers 1, Cody Bellinger – Dodgers 1, Mookie Betts – Red Sox 1, Rafael Devers – Red Sox 1, Brock Holt – Red Sox 1, Erik Kratz – Brewers 1,  J. D. Martinez – Red Sox 1, Mike Moustakas Brewers – 1, Eduardo Nunez – Red Sox  1, Gary Sanchez – Yankees 1, Tony Wolters – Rockies 1, Jose Altuve – Astros 1/2, Nolan Arenado – Rockies 1 /2, Javier Baez – Cubs 1/2, Charlie Blackmon – Rockies 1/2, Xander Bogaerts – Red Sox 1/2, Ryan Braun – Brewers 1/2, Khris Davis – Athletics 1/2, Freddie Freeman – Braves 1/2, David Freese – Dodgers 1/2, Didi Gregorius – Yankees 1/2, Steve Pearce – Red Sox 1/2, Freddy Peralta – Brewers 1/2, Trevor Story – Rockies 1/2, Kurt Suzuki  – Braves 1/2, Chris Taylor  – Dodgers 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2018,

Brandon Woodruff – Brewers 2 1/2, Justin Verlander – Astros 2 1/2, Corbin Burnes – Brewers 2, Nathan Eovaldi – Red Sox 2, Clayton Kershaw –  Dodgers 2, David Price – Red Sox 2, Matt Barnes – Red Sox 1 1/2, Joe Kelly – Red Sox 1 1/2, Pedro Baez – Dodgers 1, Dellin Betances – Yankees 1, Ryan Brasier – Red Sox 1, Jhoulys Chacín – Brewers 1, Gerrit Cole – Astros 1, Kyle Freeland – Rockies 1, Kenley Jansen – Dodgers 1, Jeremy Jeffress Brewers – 1, Ryan Madson – Dodgers 1, Collin McHugh – Astros 1, Rick Porcello – Red Sox 1, Hyun-Jin Ryu – Dodgers 1, Chris Sale – Red Sox 1, Masahiro Tanaka – Yankeees 1, Arodys Vizcaino – Braves 1,  Tyler Anderson – Rockies 1/2, Walker Buehler – Yankees 1/2, Carlos Carrasco – Indians 1/2, Mike Clevinger – Indians 1/2, Chad Green – Yankees 1/2, Josh Hader – Brewers 1/2,  Dallas Keuchel – Astros 1/2, Jon Lester – Cubs 1/2, Wade Miley – Brewers 1/2, Sean Newcomb – Braves 1/2, David Robertson – Yankees 1/2, Touki Toussaint – 1 /2 Braves, Lou Trivino – Athletics 1/2

Who Owns October and Who Owns the 2016 World Series (#WOO and #WOWS) Tallies Updated For October 23, 2018

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Bob DeChiara, USA TODAY Sports

Wasn’t that supposed to be a pitcher’s duel? Neither Sale nor Kershaw went 5 innings, despite a great first inning by Boston’s ace.

Instead, we had a back and forth offensive battle where Andrew Benintendi piled up the hits and Eduardo Núñez put the game away with one swing of the bat.

And remember when the Red Sox bullpen was a weakness? Not anymore. Los Angeles is now in a hole and need to figure out how to stop the Boston attack tomorrow.

So who owned October and the World Series?

Each winning team for every post season game gets a pitcher and a hitter who earn a full WOO(Who Owns October.)

And at my discretion, I award a 1/2 WOO’S to a worthy player on the losing team.

But the World Series deserves its own stats. WOWS (Who Owns the World Series.)

At the end of the post season, we will see who had the highest WOO total as a pitcher and a hitter. The WOWS total will be kept separately. Each game now counts towards both tallies.

A complete description of the rules can be found HERE.

From October 23
2018 World Series Game 1:

Receiving 1 WOO and 1 WOWS

Andrew Benintendi made the most of his World Series debut. He went 4 for 5 with a bloop double, scored 3 and drove in another to lead Boston to an 8-4 beating of LA.

Joe Kelly came out of the bullpen and threw a critical shutout, hitless inning, striking out 2 Dodgers and holding the Boston lead the led to an 8-4 final.

Receiving 1/2 WOO and 1/2 WOWS

 Manny Machado drove in 3 of the Dodgers 4 runs but it was not enough as Boston won, 8-4.

Current WOWS Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOWS’ MLB 2018

Andrew Benintendi – Red Sox 1, Manny Machado – Dodgers 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOWS’ MLB 2018

Joe Kelly – Red Sox 1,

Current WOO Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2018,

Manny Machado – Dodgers 3 1/2, Andrew Benintendi – Red Sox 2, Jackie Bradley Jr. – Red Sox 2, Alex Bregman – Astros 2, George Springer – Astros 2, Justin Turner – Dodgers 2, Ronald Acuña, Jr – Braves 1 1/2, Orlando Arcia – Brewers 1 1/2, Lorenzo Cain – Brewers 1 1/2, Marwin Gonzalez – Astros 1 1/2, Aaron Judge – Yankees 1 1/2, Francisco Lindor – Indians 1 1/2, Christian Yelich – Brewers 1 1/2, Jesús Aguilar – Brewers 1, Cody Bellinger – Dodgers 1, Rafael Devers – Red Sox 1, Brock Holt – Red Sox 1, Erik Kratz – Brewers 1,  J. D. Martinez – Red Sox 1, Mike Moustakas Brewers – 1, Eduardo Nunez – Red Sox  1, Yasiel Puig – Dodgers 1, Gary Sanchez – Yankees 1, Tony Wolters – Rockies 1, Jose Altuve – Astros 1/2, Nolan Arenado – Rockies 1 /2, Javier Baez – Cubs 1/2, Charlie Blackmon – Rockies 1/2, Xander Bogaerts – Red Sox 1/2, Ryan Braun – Brewers 1/2, Khris Davis – Athletics 1/2, Freddie Freeman – Braves 1/2, David Freese – Dodgers 1/2, Didi Gregorius – Yankees 1/2, Steve Pearce – Red Sox 1/2, Freddy Peralta – Brewers 1/2, Trevor Story – Rockies 1/2, Kurt Suzuki  – Braves 1/2, Chris Taylor  – Dodgers 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2018,

Brandon Woodruff – Brewers 2 1/2, Justin Verlander – Astros 2 1/2, Corbin Burnes – Brewers 2, Nathan Eovaldi – Red Sox 2, Clayton Kershaw –  Dodgers 2, Matt Barnes – Red Sox 1 1/2, Joe Kelly – Red Sox 1 1/2, Pedro Baez – Dodgers 1, Dellin Betances – Yankees 1, Ryan Brasier – Red Sox 1, Jhoulys Chacín – Brewers 1, Gerrit Cole – Astros 1, Kyle Freeland – Rockies 1, Kenley Jansen – Dodgers 1, Jeremy Jeffress Brewers – 1, Ryan Madson – Dodgers 1, Collin McHugh – Astros 1, Rick Porcello – Red Sox 1, David Price – Red Sox 1, Hyun-Jin Ryu – Dodgers 1, Chris Sale – Red Sox 1, Masahiro Tanaka – Yankeees 1, Arodys Vizcaino – Braves 1,  Tyler Anderson – Rockies 1/2, Walker Buehler – Yankees 1/2, Carlos Carrasco – Indians 1/2, Mike Clevinger – Indians 1/2, Chad Green – Yankees 1/2, Josh Hader – Brewers 1/2,  Dallas Keuchel – Astros 1/2, Jon Lester – Cubs 1/2, Wade Miley – Brewers 1/2, Sean Newcomb – Braves 1/2, David Robertson – Yankees 1/2, Touki Toussaint – 1 /2 Braves, Lou Trivino – Athletics 1/2

Who Owns the World Series (WOWS) is Back for the 2018 Fall Classic

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It is not enough just to own October… One must own the WORLD SERIES!

In the regular season, I had “Who Owns Baseball?” aka WOB. The explanation is here.

Then the post season came about and thus was born “Who Owns October?” aka WOO. A full explanation is here.

The player and pitcher who each winning team gets a WOO. If someone on the losing team has an admirable performance (I’m looking at YOU, Justin Verlander), then they would receive 1/2 a WOO.

But the World Series is different. People complain that postseason stats and World Series stats are combined, resulting in Bernie Williams and David Ortiz‘s stats dwarf Mickey Mantle‘s and Babe Ruth‘s because of the additional rounds.

So back in 2013 in my Twitter feed came this suggestion from one of my most loyal readers and listeners.

You got it. “Who Owns the World Series?” or WOWS.

I am going to continue to keep track of WOO to see who has the best tally for the entire Postseason.

But it is also time to keep a separate list for the World Series. Will the leader of WOO also lead WOWS?

There is only one way to find out… keep track like a maniac!

 

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WOO Stands For ‘Who Owned October’ It is based on a Daily Look at the best players from the baseball games the day before. Our Lead Writer – Paul Francis Sullivan – (feel free to call him ‘Sully’), keeps a running total for the October leaders every day – and we will update the standings here every day.

Agree or Disagree with him on the players he selects – leave him a comment at info@sullybaseball.com. Follow him on twitter.

 

Sully Baseball Podcast – Cleaning Up the Steven Wright Mess – September 4, 2018

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This is my favorite part of the year as a baseball fan. It is like Christmas morning every day. Which is one reason it is so frustrating that the Red Sox have decided to coddle domestic abuser Steven Wright and make this month a whole lot less fun.

Keeping priorities straight in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the NEW In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Realistic NL Wild Card Anarchy and Choosing NOT to be Miserable – August 24, 2018

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There is a realistic scenario for a series of one game, winner take all playoff games this October featuring teams that have a legitimate shot to win the NL Pennant. That is a cool thing.

Meanwhile, the Red Sox have a shot to have their best regular season ever, which would be great even if they don’t win the World Series.

Choosing happiness in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the NEW In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Why I’ve stopped following the Red Sox this year – May 17, 2018

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I’ve been a Red Sox fan my whole life. Even when we moved and there was no internet, I still followed them day in and day out.

They are the great sports passion of my life.

But when the Red Sox brought back domestic abuser Steven Wright to the team, it put a knot in my stomach.

I took the Cubs and Yankees to task for signing Aroldis Chapman and the Mets for signing Jose Reyes.

Could I take a similar stance for my beloved Red Sox?

It became clear to me that I had to stop following the team as long as he was on the squad.

Baseball punished Robinson Cano for 1/2 a season for PEDs and Steven Wright 15 days for domestic violence.

Something is wrong there and I do not need to support it. I will be watching a LOT of baseball… just not the Red Sox until Wright is gone.

Doing what is right in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Dropping Yawkey Way and Hank Aaron as a Boston Sports Hero – April 26, 2018

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Yawkey Way’s name has been changed back to Jersey Street. That is a GOOD thing.

Meanwhile, I think about an alternate universe where the Braves, not the Red Sox, stayed in Boston and Hank Aaron blossomed alongside Bill Russell in New England.

Honoring only those who deserve it in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – The Red Sox and Yankees Rivalry is New and Different – April 10, 2018

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The Red Sox and Yankees rivalry is renewed and we have never seen them quite like this. Both teams have won recently. Both teams have new casts. And NEITHER team is favored to win the AL Pennant!

Wanting to see the games start on in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Demons Purged and Waiting to be Purged – March 19, 2018

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It is Clayton Kershaw’s birthday. It may be unfair that some of his post season failures hang over his head, but baseball isn’t always fair.

Meanwhile it is the 100th anniversary of the Red Sox 1918 World Series title. I can not tell you how wonderful it is to never think about that year again as a Red Sox fan.

Dealing with ghosts, real or not, on this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – At the Angels original home, being positive about the Red Sox – February 15, 2018

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I visited Gilbert Lindsay Park, the site of Los Angeles Wrigley Field, the original home of the Angels. While there, I expressed my enthusiasm about the Red Sox, a team whose fan base seems to be indifferent about.

Let’s be positive on this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – The Red Sox should NOT covet Giancarlo Stanton plus Remembering 1985 Cardinals – August 23, 2017

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Giancarlo Stanton is having an unbelievable season playing for the Miami Marlins. Should the Red Sox try to trade for him?

HELL NO!!!

Would YOU sign an injury prone player in his late 20’s to an 11 year contract? At the cost of one of your core players?

I hope not.

That plus I call for the name to be changed for Yawkey Way and I figure out which Cardinals team should have won.

Correcting mistakes of the past on this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 30, 2017

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Prolific and wonderful baseball writer Stacey Gotsulias returns to the podcast.

We talked about Red Sox and Yankee memories and she explains why she wanted Dave Roberts to break his leg.

The rivalry is alive on this episode of Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Follow Stacey on Twitter by clicking HERE.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast -December 23, 2016

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While waiting for a plane at the Bob Hope Airport, or whatever it is called now, I wondered about expansion and relocation. I saw how LA football reflected Tampa Bay baseball and perhaps another team could work in New England.

Check your boarding pass on this Episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – October 6, 2016

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I decided to watch Game 1 of the Division Series between the Red Sox and Indians at The Dutch Goose in Menlo Park, California.

There I saw the reverse of the Tyranny of the Save, hated pinch running and met a guy from Massachusetts named Bill.

Grab a burger and pull up a chair for this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast

Josh Donaldson, Marco Estrada, Jason Kipnis, Andrew Miller, Elvis Andrus and Andrew Benintendi all added to their Who Owns October totals.

For the up to date standings of Who Owns October, click MLB Reports

What is “Who Owns October”? Click HERE for an explanation.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – October 4, 2016

2016postseasonThe post season is about to begin. And with that comes my futile attempt at predictions. This year, I dutifully made my picks.

I also compared them to simulating the playoffs on WhatIfSports and also by flipping a coin.

It is the calm before the storm episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

MY OFFICIAL 2016 POST SEASON PICKS

AMERICAN LEAGUE WILD CARD
Toronto Blue Jays defeat Baltimore Orioles

NATIONAL LEAGUE WILD CARD
San Francisco Giants defeat New York Mets

AMERICAN LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES
Texas Rangers defeat Toronto Blue Jays, 3 games to 0
Boston Red Sox defeat Cleveland Indians, 3 games to 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES
Chicago Cubs defeat San Francisco Giants, 3 games to 1
Los Angeles Dodgers defeat Washington Nationals, 3 games to 2

AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Texas Rangers defeat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3

NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Chicago Cubs defeat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 1

WORLD SERIES
Texas Rangers defeat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2

LOOK AT THAT, RANGERS FANS! I am calling it for Texas in the World Series.

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – September 9, 2016

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The Padres gave David Ortiz a surfboard… man could they be any lazier in giving gifts?

Plus I talk Instant Replay and pennant races on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

Ivan Nova, Hernan Perez, Kyle Seager, Nick Vincent, Kolten Wong and Kevin Kiermaier all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

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Andrew Benintendi Could Be Promoted By The Boston Red Sox Very Soon

Following the promotion of Alex Bregman and David Dahl, Andrew Benintendicould be the next star prospect called up to the big leagues. The Boston Red Sox organization could use an everyday outfielder in left field, and Benintendi could be the answer.

 

Benintendi was drafted seventh overall by the Red Sox in the 2015 MLB Draft. Since stepping on the field as a Red Sox prospect, Benintendi has done nothing but impress. He has proven his bat is above average, possesses above average speed, and he has very good defense in centerfield. Over the past two years, he has started every game in centerfield, but the Red Sox have switched him to left field over the last two games. Many people believe this position change is prepping one of their top prospects for a move to the big leagues.

 

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The Atlanta Braves Need To Trade Julio Teheran, But It Might Not Happen

As it gets closer to the trade deadline, Atlanta Braves pitcher, Julio Teheran, is gaining more and more attention. Through five starts in June, Teheran has been absolutely dominant throwing 37.2 innings, with a 1.91 ERA, 17 hits against, 37 strikeouts, and only four walks. The Braves will bring in quite the haul if they decide to deal the right-hander to a competing team at the trade deadline.

 

So far in 2016, Teheran owns a 3-7 record, with a 2.46 ERA, 70 hits against, 99 strikeouts, and 24 walks in 106 innings pitched. Pay no attention to the record since he is currently playing for the worst team in baseball, but this might not be for long. Many teams have expressed interest in Teheran, including the Boston Red Sox, Miami Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Detroit Tigers, and other teams competing for a spot in the playoffs.

 

Teheran would help a competing team, but he may not be worth the price the Atlanta Braves are asking for. Not only is the price high, but there are some concerning factors that might show that Teheran’s success in 2016 could be a fluke.

 

To read more about how Teheran’s 2016 season could be a fluke, click the link below:

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 27, 2016

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I visited Nickerson Field on the campus of Boston University. Part of the stadium was the home of the Boston Braves.

At one point this was considered to be one of the crown jewels of baseball. Now it is almost totally forgotten.

It is a remember a forgotten past episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Tyler Duffey, Jose Fernandez, Lonnie Chisenhall, Freddie Freeman, Bartolo Colon, Odubel Herrera and Oswaldo Arcia all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 23, 2016

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went to two places of my youth, Newbury Comics in Boston and the souvenir store outside of Fenway Park, and thought about not growing up.

It is a turn back time episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Trevor Bauer, Adam Conley, Melky Cabrera, Aledmys Diaz, Coco Crisp and Gregory Polanco all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

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Carl Yastrzemski And The Boston Red Sox: Did You Know?

Carl Yastremski was the last major league baseball player to ever win the triple crown before Miguel Cabrera in 1967 - a span of 46 years.

Carl Yastremski was the last major league baseball player to ever win the triple crown before Miguel Cabrera in 1967 – a span of 46 years.

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Every major league baseball team has their own Mount Rushmore; their most iconic players from respective franchise histories.

The Boston Red Sox are no exception, and having been in existence for more than a century, have as impressive a group as anyone. This includes Hall-of-Fame outfielder Carl Yastrzemski, better known to fans simply as “Yaz.”

Although his career has been much discussed, here are some things that you may not know.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 15, 2016

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For today, Episode 1210, I FINALLY got my brother Ted on the show.

Ted is a successful TV writer (Supergirl, Revenge, Rissoli and Isles). We grew up together watching baseball and reading comic books.

We talked about whiffle ball, buying hats and making terrible signs for Larry Bird.

It is a brotherly love episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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For Part 2 of my conversation with Ted – click HERE.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – December 14, 2015

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Can you imagine Dallas being Red Sox country?

Or New Englanders being apathetic fans of an expansion baseball team?

Perhaps that reality could have happened.

It is an alternate universe episode of Sully Baseball Daily Podcast

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Travel Tuesdays: The Megabus Tutorial To The $1 Fares

megabus allows you to switch all itineraries (whether it is one journey or 20, for a $1 fee to trade in for other fares.) I traded 20 trips - not to be used for $27 credit towards a new fare that was a peak trip. It cost me just $3.00 to pull off the maneuver after a small booking fee was added. These guys also don't require paper tickets (although you can use a computer printout of your reservation0.

Megabus allows you to switch all itineraries (whether it is one journey or 20, for a $1 fee to trade in for other fares.) I traded 20 trips – not to be used for $20 credit towards a new fare that was a peak trip. It cost me just $3.50 to pull off the maneuver after a small booking fee was added. These guys also don’t require paper tickets (although you can use a computer printout of your reservation).

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I owe a lot of my PR campaigning during my entire year long MLB Trip to a man named Kelly Van De Walle.  Kelly’s marketing company works for Megabus – and he sought out a partnership for the odyssey after he read a glowing article I wrote towards the Bus Line back in March.

I will continue to promote this entity for my entire life now.  This is the way to travel on a tight budget.  During my 200 or so journeys with Megabus this season I had many people ask me how I was able to snag the $1 fares – since they don’t seem to ever have them.

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Manfish Brewing Mugs Are Now On Sale (2 For $17): Donations Will Be Made To SLI With Every Purchase

Manfish Brewing Mugs are really cool to have in your house.  With that, you can also know, we are donating 75 cents for every glass purchased through MLB Reports..  At 2 mugs for just $17 (Free S&H in USA), plus a donation, this is a steal of a deal.

Manfish Brewing Mugs are really cool to have in your house. With that, you can also know, we are donating 75 cents for every glass purchased through MLB Reports.. At 2 mugs for just $17 (Free S&H in USA), plus a donation, this is a steal of a deal.

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Chuck Booth’s 2015 MLB Park Historical Road Trip

The GOAL: 183 Straight Days (every single day at least 1 gm) Of ALL 30 MLB Parks Trip In 2015 (217 Games) view full year schedule.

The CAUSE:  To Raise Money for Concussion Awareness (via Sports Legacy Institute. donate money here) Through Inspiring Others.

So we have these cool t shirts that you have seen us wear for the MLB games, that are being sold with the profits going to the charity (sportslegacy.org), and now we have Manfish Brewing Mugs for sale.

These pint glasses are really cool, donning the iconic character Manfish.  But I will warn you now, he looks like he is drowning if the glass it half full, so make sure you keep topping him up.

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The Big Roady Review (183in2015): Week 3, Games 13 – 20 part 1

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2015 MLB Trip Sponsors: Man Fish Brewery, Megabus.com, MLB Reports, National Car Rental, MLB Ball Park Pass-Port

2015 MLB Trip Sponsors: Man Fish Brewery, Megabus.com, MLB Reports, National Car Rental, MLB Ball Park Pass-Port

 

So how does one prepare for a 21 7game/183 Day trip to all 30 MLB Parks.  Well, it is actually going to be another week in driving back through Canada.

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Here is what I had to do just to make this venture.

The whole reason why I decided to do this trip was to recover from a bad car accident all the way back from mid 2010.

I was hit and runned by some guy who I still haven’t met.

Luckily I had some witnesses who came to my aid.  I also received a payout for the incident. It was never enough, but it got me on the road now.

Going through the 1st two weeks of the year was tough. I have worked too many days in the last few years not to have an impact on my first leg of the trip.

We left off with me taking down my 2nd straight Phillies and Yankees home venues Doubleheaders.

On Apr 13 – i had an am early morning Megabus trip from New York to Philly,  before I would later return to downtown Philadelphia to board a bus to Baltimore.

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183 in 2015: Ball Park Preview, Game 35 – Fenway Park

2015 MLB Trip Sponsors: Man Fish Brewery, Megabus.com, MLB Reports, National Car Rental, MLB Ball Park Pass-Port

2015 MLB Trip Sponsors: Man Fish Brewery, Megabus.com, MLB Reports, National Car Rental and the MLB Ball Park Pass-Port.

Chuck Booth (Owner/Lead Analyst): 

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Chuck Booth’s 2015 MLB Park Historical Road Trip

The GOAL: 183 Straight Days (every single day at least 1 gm) Of ALL 30 MLB Parks Trip In 2015 (218 Games) view full year schedule.

The CAUSE:  To Raise Money for Concussion Awareness (via Sports Legacy Institute. donate money here) Through Inspiring Others.

DAY DATE

Friday May 1st, 2015

Game #35 Day #27

Today’s game (s) Start Time (s) in EST  and Venue (s)

Fenway Park – 7:05 vs New York Yankees

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183 in 2015: Ball Park Preview, Game 32 – Yankee Stadium

2015 MLB Trip Sponsors: Man Fish Brewery, Megabus.com, MLB Reports, National Car Rental, MLB Ball Park Pass-Port

2015 MLB Trip Sponsors: Man Fish Brewery, Megabus.com, MLB Reports, National Car Rental and the MLB Ball Park Pass-Port.

Yankee Stadium will start the year without Derek Jeter playing SS for the 1st time since 1996.    That wont stop me from being present for 30 games this season..

Yankee Stadium will start the year without Derek Jeter playing SS for the 1st time since 1996. That wont stop me from being present for 30 games this season..

Chuck Booth (Owner/Lead Analyst): 

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***  I Will be live tweeting from all ballpark venues I am watching games at.  Join the discussion.

Chuck Booth’s 2015 MLB Park Historical Road Trip

The GOAL: 183 Straight Days (every single day at least 1 gm) Of ALL 30 MLB Parks Trip In 2015 (218 Games) view full year schedule.

The CAUSE:  To Raise Money for Concussion Awareness (via Sports Legacy Institute. donate money here) Through Inspiring Others.

DAY DATE

TUES April.28/2015

Game #32 Day #24

Today’s game (s) Start Time (s) in EST  and Venue (s):

Yankee Stadium,  7:05 vs Rays
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