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ALCS Game 1 open thread: Chris Tillman and Orioles vs. James Shields and Royals

Let's Go Tribe! No, wait.... Let's go team I don't like all that much but prefer to the other option!

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2014 ALCS Game 1

Kansas City Royals @ Baltimore Orioles

Friday, October 10, 2014, 8:00 ET, Camden Yards



Let's Go Tribe's 2014 ALCS Preview


For 162 games we're all (give or take the occasional troll or friendly guest) cheering for the same team here. In the postseason that changes, as different Tribe fans have different feelings about different non-Tribe teams. No one here should care so much about either of these teams that they feel compelled to cheerlead, or to get bent out of shape if someone else does feel compelled to cheerlead.

Maybe aim to keep most of your comments along the lines of actual commentary (upon such things as great plays, boneheaded decisions, awful announcing , stupid commercials, etc.), rather than hardcore cheering for (or against) either team. If you want an atmosphere that's heavily leaning one way or the other, where strong emotions will be the norm, you could always moonlight for the next week or two at Camden Chat or Royals Review!

That's not to say you can't cheer, just play nice.


Today's Lineups

Alcides Escobar - SS Nick Markakis - RF
Norichika Aoki - RF Alejandro De Aza - LF
Lorenzo Cain - CF Adam Jones - CF
Eric Hosmer - 1B Nelson Cruz - DH
Billy Butler - DH Steve Pearce - 1B
Alex Gordon - LF J.J. Hardy - SS
Salvador Perez - C Ryan Flaherty - 3B
Omar Infante - 2B Nick Hundley - C
Mike Moustakas - 3B Jonathan Schoop - 2B
James Shields - RHP Chris Tillman - RHP