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NBAdyNASTY
09-17-2008, 01:58 PM
Just found this on espn.com, and I didn't see anybody else post it. Very interesting when you see how many times the Yanks and Mets have had subway series, granted that was ages ago with the exception of the most recent one. SO, if we had a freeway series, who flags would be flown most in socal...Dodgers, or Angels? And, how expensive will tickets be?:rolleyes: Remember, this is all hypothetical, this is not a prediction. So, all of you superstitious people can go play on the freeway.

Oh, and that quote from Lasorda at the end is classic!:clap:


http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3592709


World Series sets mid-week opener for second straight year


"The World Series will start on Wednesday, Oct. 22 -- the second straight year the series will begin mid-week, rather than on a Saturday.

The first two games will be in the home park of the American League champions, by virtue of the AL's 4-3 extra-inning win in the All-Star Game in July. The middle three will be in the National League champions' home park.

The playoffs will begin with three games on Wednesday, Oct. 1. The schedule includes four days built in for weather delays. If the World Series goes seven games, it would end on Thursday, Oct. 30.

Fans in Southern California are already thinking about a possible Dodgers-Angels World Series. The Angels have clinched the American League West; the Dodgers have a 4-game lead in the National League West heading into Wednesday's action.

Fans in Chicago are thinking crosstown World Series. The Cubs and White Sox lead their respective divisions, though neither has clinched a playoff berth.

"It would be the greatest thing that ever happened," said former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, who guided the Dodgers to two World Series crowns in four appearances during his Hall of Fame career.

"This would be the baseball Mecca for a couple of weeks out here in Southern California, and that would be something special," said Angels skipper Mike Scioscia, who played for Lasorda's title teams in 1981 and '88 and managed the Angels to their only World Series championship six years ago.

Since the Dodgers moved west from Brooklyn in 1958 and the Angels were formed as an expansion team three years later, the two teams have made the playoffs in the same season only once, in 2004. Both were eliminated in the first round that October.

"I could see a lot of shirts being worn out there with one side 'Dodgers' and one side 'Angels,' " Angels hitting coach Mickey Hatcher said. "I think it would be something really big, especially with Mike and myself and a couple other guys who played for the Dodgers in '88 now coaching against the Dodgers.

"It would be a weird situation, but I don't think the rest of the nation would even care."

Lasorda was reluctant to talk much about a possible Freeway World Series because the Dodgers haven't yet ensured a postseason berth.

"We haven't done anything until we clinch it," he said. "We're not going to talk about something we don't have. When the season is over and we've been declared the No. 1 team in the National League West, we've done something."

Scioscia realizes that despite everything his team has accomplished, there's a long way to go before they face the Dodgers, or anyone else, in the World Series.

"That stuff is all going to play itself out," he said. "If it happens to be something that's as special as a Freeway World Series, then that would be great. But our plate's full right now just trying to prepare for whoever we're going to play."

The Dodgers haven't won a playoff series since 1988, when Orel Hershiser and Kirk Gibson led them past the favored Oakland Athletics in five games. They've made the playoffs only four times since then, going 1-12 in being eliminated in the first round each time.

"They've had some good teams that have reached the playoffs, but they just haven't been able to put together a run like we had in '88," Scioscia said. "It's one of baseball's storied franchises and incredible organizations, and they'll rebound."

The Angels played in the postseason only three times in their first 41 years of existence, but have done so five times in the last seven years -- all under Scioscia, who played for the Dodgers from 1980 to 1992.

Fans in Chicago have their hearts set on a Windy City World Series, with the Cubs and White Sox leading their respective divisions. That's happened once before, in 1906 -- two years before the Cubs last won the World Series.

There have been 14 Subway Series involving New York teams, but only one since the Dodgers and Giants moved to California 50 years ago. That was in 2000, when the Yankees beat the Mets in five games.

"When they had the Mets and the Yankees, the people out west didn't care," Lasorda said."

BlueMouse
09-17-2008, 02:15 PM
Just found this on espn.com, and I didn't see anybody else post it. Very interesting when you see how many times the Yanks and Mets have had subway series, granted that was ages ago with the exception of the most recent one. SO, if we had a freeway series, who flags would be flown most in socal...Dodgers, or Angels? And, how expensive will tickets be?:rolleyes: Remember, this is all hypothetical, this is not a prediction. So, all of you superstitious people can go play on the freeway.

Oh, and that quote from Lasorda at the end is classic!:clap:


The price for WS tickets has already been posted by UCLADodger. Now the price he would resell them for to fellow Dodger fans is TBD.

As far as who's flag will be flown the most? Count the number of people on the Dodger PSD board and the Angel PSD board, and that will give you the ratio of Dodger fans to Angel Fan.

bluekrewFan78
09-17-2008, 02:15 PM
i dont know...most angel fans were once dodger fans....it'll be interesting

NBAdyNASTY
09-17-2008, 02:41 PM
The price for WS tickets has already been posted by UCLADodger. Now the price he would resell them for to fellow Dodger fans is TBD.

As far as who's flag will be flown the most? Count the number of people on the Dodger PSD board and the Angel PSD board, and that will give you the ratio of Dodger fans to Angel Fan.

That's the question, what is the price people will be reselling them for?
And, I am not so sure about the flag ratio... I mean, you have a lot of people who jumped ship on the Dodgers in the last 7 years.

nme
09-17-2008, 03:23 PM
The price for WS tickets has already been posted by UCLADodger. Now the price he would resell them for to fellow Dodger fans is TBD.

As far as who's flag will be flown the most? Count the number of people on the Dodger PSD board and the Angel PSD board, and that will give you the ratio of Dodger fans to Angel Fan.

BM, you remember 2002, right? How many Angel "fans" creep out of the woodwork when the team picks up steam in October? It's both incredible and appalling. The Dodgers have millions more "real" fans, so I would hope the town would be seeing blue so to speak. But don't discount the fake nose of california (OC) and their obsession with trends and fads...and the halos are nothing more than that.

GHGHCP
09-17-2008, 03:37 PM
BM, you remember 2002, right? How many Angel "fans" creep out of the woodwork when the team picks up steam in October? It's both incredible and appalling. The Dodgers have millions more "real" fans, so I would hope the town would be seeing blue so to speak. But don't discount the fake nose of california (OC) and their obsession with trends and fads...and the halos are nothing more than that.

No one would be surprised if Red Sox, Cubs and Rays cap sales picked up in the OC recently. :D

bluekrewFan78
09-17-2008, 04:07 PM
That's the question, what is the price people will be reselling them for?
And, I am not so sure about the flag ratio... I mean, you have a lot of people who jumped ship on the Dodgers in the last 7 years.

not true.....dodgers have always had a strong base just like the lakers...then angels on the other hand...

1997: 21,819

1998: 31,102

1999: 27,815

2000: 25,518

2001: 24,708

2002: 28,463

VOILA!!!!!!!!!!!!
2003: 37,791

2004: 41,675

2005: 42,033

2006: 42,059

2007: 41,551

DodgersFanKid55
09-17-2008, 04:13 PM
i would love to see us play the red sox. I would love to c the look on there face when manny and the rest of us stick it to them. Although beating the angels would quiet the "real la team" thing. we'll see.....

UCLADodger
09-17-2008, 04:14 PM
The price for WS tickets has already been posted by UCLADodger. Now the price he would resell them for to fellow Dodger fans is TBD.

As far as who's flag will be flown the most? Count the number of people on the Dodger PSD board and the Angel PSD board, and that will give you the ratio of Dodger fans to Angel Fan.

Honestly... they will go for a crap load. World series tickets wont start in the hundreds.....

bluekrewFan78
09-17-2008, 04:18 PM
hey ucla.. this friday.
are u asking for and arm and a leg or face value??

SportsLA1985
09-17-2008, 05:30 PM
I just purchased divisional series tickets and they were not that overpriced but when it comes to world series i think they will be going for 10 times the regular season prices!!
But def im psyched about going to my first playoff game I cant wait to go to the games!!

IBleedBlue15
09-17-2008, 06:34 PM
Hopefully we can win the NLDS. Cubs have a curse, and the Mets choke.

Sumo331
09-17-2008, 06:55 PM
I really hope we face the Red Sox in the world series. Think about it...we begin preseason in the Coliseum, only to end the season playing them again in Dodger Stadium /Fenway.