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World Series Game 2 Thread: Nationals @ Astros

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Stephen Strasburg vs Justin Verlander

Is it must-win for the Astros? Greinke has struggled in the postseason.

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HumpLinks: Nats Avoid Expected Sweep, Take Game One 5-4

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The Great Pitching Duel was avoided and more fun was had by all.

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This sucks. The Internet waited until the morning of Game 1, hours too late for me to exploit all of it, before coming in hard on great previews of the historic pitching match ups. Now I have all these great links and the top two guys on these staffs go out and give up a combined 13 total hits and 7 total earned runs over 12 innings of work. Hell, even Tanner Rainey gave up a base on...

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H. T. Ennis

An Open Discussion Thread About Joe Buck

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FOX’s main baseball sportscaster has been doing the World Series for a long time now.

When the World Series starts Tuesday night, a familiar voice will be on the call. Joe Buck, who has been working the World Series and Championship Series for over ten years, is doing the play-by-play. The vitriol towards him is high, and a fan who paid good money to sit behind home plate wore a “Joe Buck Sucks” shirt:

"JOE BUCK SUCKS!" pic.twitter.com/kDpfUKd4H0

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Come write for Halos Heaven!

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Seriously, we aren’t kidding

Hello Angels fans! Ever wanted to write for the top Angels fan site on the entire World Wide Web? Now is your chance! If you made it through the past few seasons in one piece and STILL think you want to write about the Angels, then you are just who we are looking for. If you write for Halos Heaven, you can write about the best baseball player EVER. You can also write about...

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TuesdoLinks: Countdown To The End Of Baseball Days

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The final week of live baseball is both thrilling, and sad.

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I am going to assume, as I lay this out, that the rains currently forecasted for the DC area on Sunday/Monday do not materialize as predicted. It’s a long way off and, you know, weather. The Astros play in a ballpark with a retractable roof so the rain forecasted there for Friday is meaningless to us. But that DC forecast could screw up what I say below. I...

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MondoLinks: An AstroNational World Series

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Jose Altuve homers Houston into the Final Series of the Non-Homer playoffs, to cap off the homer season.

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In a fitting end to the ALCS, we watched Jose Altuve launch a 2-run walk-off home run and land the ‘stros in the 2019 World Series against the Nats. The sequence of events could not have gone better.

Going into the top of the 9th inning Saturday night the Astros had a 3 games to 2 lead over the Yankees, and a 4-2 lead in Game 6. Three outs...

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WeekEnd HaloLinks: We Found The Homers

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Astros hit the missing homers. Yankees make the missing errors.

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The Yankee aura dug it’s own grave last night. How much more of this ALCS shall we endure before it casts itself down within and the Astros can shovel the dirt back over so we can move forward with an exciting and entertaining World Series?

Certainly, the Yankees lost the game 8-3. For all practical purposes they have lost the series, and their season, now trailing 1 game to 3 and...

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H. T. Ennis

SBNation FanPulse: Most think Yankees have the worst playoff fans

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Angels fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

Baseball fans were asked of the four League Championship Series teams, which team had the worst fans, and the results were very conclusive.

Despite the Cardinals winning multiple World Series since the turn of the century, the Astros recently having a run of success, and the Nationals...

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Thor’sLinks: Nature Washes out ALCS, Arte Scrubs Up For New Skipper

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Game 4 of the ALCS was pushed back to tonight, giving MLB an off day to load up on Joe Maddon news.

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Not content to screw up the MLB schedules of early spring, Mother Nature intervened to screw with the MLB schedule of fall playoffs. As expected, the ALCS Game 3 set for last night was pushed back to tonight. The only news to come out of this change is that it helps Houston restore their starting rotation to normal rest cycles....

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Joe Maddon already discussing implementing 'Angels Method'

It’s safe to say Joe Maddon has big plans for the Los Angeles Angels. In his first conference call since being named Angels’ manager, Maddon said he intends to implement an “Angels Method” akin to what former managers emphasized. This is probably what the Angels were hoping for when they hired Maddon given his deep ties to the organization. Before becoming manager of the Tampa Bay Rays prior to the 2006 season, Maddon had spent three decades in the Angels’ organization. He was...

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Joe Maddon's Long, Strange Road to Becoming the Angels' Manager

The worst-kept secret in the game is now official: Three years after cementing his legacy by managing the Chicago Cubs to a World Series title, Joe Maddon is going to Disneyland...

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Report: Mike Butcher could return to Angels as pitching coach under Maddon

The Los Angeles Angels have already officially brought back one familiar face to their coaching staff, and now another may soon be following suit. In the wake of the team announcing Joe Maddon as their new manager on Wednesday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reported that Mike Butcher is under consideration to return to his former position of Angels pitching coach. Butcher, who was a former Angels outfielder as well, was the team’s pitching coach from 2007 to 2015 before being...

Yardbarker: Los Angeles Angels

Angels reportedly considering Mike Butcher for pitching coach role

The Los Angeles Angels are considering Mike Butcher for the club’s open pitching coach position, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times (link). Butcher, who pitched four seasons with the Angels from 1992-95, has served as a major-league pitching coach for the past 14 seasons. Recently dismissed after a four-year run in Arizona, Butcher previously held stints with the Rays in 2006 and with the Angels from 2007-15 — so Butcher’s hire would represent something of a...

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Angels sign Joe Maddon to three-year deal to be new manager

The Angels have hired Joe Maddon to be the team’s next manager.  Jeff Fletcher of the Southern California News Group reported (Twitter link) that an agreement had been reached, after MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reported earlier today that Maddon and the Angels were closing in on a deal. Official terms of the contract haven’t been released, though ESPN.com’s Jesse Rogers reported that Maddon is expected to earn roughly $12M-$15M over a three-year deal. “We are thrilled that Joe is...

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Jessica DeLine

Joe Maddon hired as Angels next manager on a 3-year deal

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The search is over

Jon Heyman broke the news first this morning:

Joe Maddon and #LAAngels are close to a deal to make him their next manager

— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) October 16, 2019

And they we got news about what the deal would look like:

Joe Maddon deal with Angels likely to be for 3 years. In the 12-15 mil range.

— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) October 16, 2019

And then... the announcement seems imminent:

The Angels are preparing to...

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Angels to officially name Joe Maddon as new manager

A report earlier on Wednesday indicated that the Los Angeles Angels were nearing a deal to name Joe Maddon their new manager. That’s now come to fruition. Maddon, 65, was always destined to return to his Angels roots after the World Series-winning manager mutually parted ways with the Chicago Cubs following the regular season. Maddon spent over three decades in the Angels’ organization, acting as their interim manager in both 1996 and 1999. Maddon had signed with the Angels as a free...

Yardbarker: Los Angeles Angels

Angels announce three-year deal with new manager Joe Maddon

Joe Maddon was considered the front-runner to land the Los Angeles Angels manager job from the moment he parted ways with the Chicago Cubs, and the move has now been made official. The Angels announced on Wednesday that Maddon has been named their next manager. Numerous reports indicated the sides agreed to a three-year deal. Maddon has deep ties to the organization, as he was with the Angels for 31 years as a player and coach before he was named the manager of the Tampa Bay Rays. There was...

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Joe Maddon Reportedly Finalizing 3-Year Contract to Be Next Angels Manager

For the third consecutive year, the Los Angeles Angels will open the year with a different manager in the dugout. According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, the American League West team is " close to a deal" with Joe Maddon ...

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The REAL HumpLinks: Nats Roll, Astros Stroll

He was right there in your very hands, Billy... | Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Ex-Halo Hudson finishes what ex-Halo Corbin started and the Nats sweep the Cards. The Astros take a lead.

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It must be soul-crushing even to the die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fan to show up at their neighborhood Buffalo Wild Wings in order to root for a Cardinals comeback being down 3 games to none, and Cards are losing Game 4 by the score of 7-0 before the first wing basket makes it to the table....

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HumpLinks: 10/16/2019

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