2016 World Series Game 1 Live Blog
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Dave Cameron
7:59
Welcome to the World Series!
This should be a fun series.
Let's start with a poll.
8:00
World Champion?

Cubs in 4 (0.9% | 2 votes)
 
Cubs in 5 (21.3% | 46 votes)
 
Cubs in 6 (34.3% | 74 votes)
 
Cubs in 7 (7.9% | 17 votes)
 
Indians in 4 (0% | 0 votes)
 
Indians in 5 (3.7% | 8 votes)
 
Indians in 6 (20.8% | 45 votes)
 
Indians in 7 (11.1% | 24 votes)
 

Total Votes: 216
Bork
8:01
I love that they used the Imperial March when the Cubs came in. Because when I think of evil baseball empires, the Cubs are the first team that comes to mind.
Kevin
8:01
When napoli got announced it felt like it was about the 6th time he was in the world series... turns out its only 3 but with 3 different teams so still impressive
CamdenWarehouse
8:01
So this might actually be the first WS game that I've watched. It is at least the first one in 15+ years. It might have something to do with growing up in the dark ages of the O's and not really caring about post season baseball as a kid.
Paul Swydan
8:02
Hi everyone! Be right there.
Bob
8:03
Great, so half of those sweet old people will be profoundly disappointed in the outcome and probably die soon thereafter.
EccentricChemist
8:03
How excited are you to see Kyle Schwarber tonight?
Dave Cameron
8:03
One of the more fun parts of the series.
8:04
Jon Lester is "the hottest pitcher in baseball", because Andrew Miller doesn't exist, apparently.
Stuafoo
8:04
Is there much of a precedent for Schwarber's situation? At least with any success?
Dave Cameron
8:04
Nope! That's why it's fun.
5 Run Homer
8:04
This is gonna be really really fun. I'm cheering for Chicago, but there is really no losers in this series. Baseball! Love it!
Ryan
8:05
Cubs fan here, was not expecting it but actually got chills watching Schwarber come out during intros
Paul Swydan
8:05
I like how we're all friendly right now. It's a nice feeling that I expect will last approximately 5 minutes into the game.
Bob
8:06
Yea I'm a Cubs fan, but Cleveland is a likable team. Gonna be fins as hell.
EccentricChemist
8:06
Expected MVP of the series for both sides and darkhorse sleeper on both sides? I am guessing Miller or Bryant and Kluber or Zobrist.
Dave Cameron
8:06
If Indians win, it's probably because their offense goes nuts, so I'll go Lindor or Santana with Cleveland. If the Cubs win, it's probably going to be a pitcher; I'll go with Hendricks.
Paul Swydan
8:07
BTW, hi Bork.
Dude
8:07
Which starter gets more K's? Who lasts longer?
Dave Cameron
8:07
Kluber more Ks, Lester goes deeper, because Andrew Miller isn't lurking behind him.
klof
8:07
Thoughts on Coghlan getting the start? Didn't expect that one.
Mark
8:08
Will Carson be doing any of these? Is it in his contract that he only gets to talk tangentially about baseball?
Dave Cameron
8:08
Sunday! Eric and Carson are doing game five.
Eric Y
8:08
Andrew Miller gets used just as aggressively down 1 or 2 runs, right?
Dave Cameron
8:08
Yep, score doesn't really matter.
8:09
As long as its close-ish.
Paul Swydan
8:09
I agree that Coghlan starting is super weird.
Though I'm biased in that I don't like Coghlan since he likes to take the knees out from under Asian ballplayers.
8:10
For the record, I say Cubs in 6, but I want it to be Indians in 7.
Not ready to let go of this season!
Dave Cameron
8:11
Also, for those who haven't live blogged with us before, this is less like a chat than the weekday Q&As we do, so don't get mad if we don't publish your question.
E
8:11
Does Bryant normally bat 2nd?
Dave Cameron
8:11
We'll definitely publish your comments, but this isn't a strict Q&A.
Forrest
8:11
Joe Buck said something about the dwindling amount of #1 starters in baseball over the years...that doesn't actually make numeric sense
Dave Cameron
8:11
It's also just wrong, even the way he defines it.
Baseball is full of dominant starting pitchers right now.
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