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Playoff Gameday Thread #16: Happy Back to the Future Day!

After innumerable false mentions on Facebook, THIS is actually the day Marty McFly traveled to in 2015, and read in the newspaper about the Cubs winning the World Series. Of course, this is clearly woefully inaccurate. Nobody reads newspapers in 2015.

1:07 pm FS1. Game 5: Royals lead 2-1.
Edinson Volquez
LHP, 13-9, 3.55
Marco Estrada
RHP,  13-8, 3.13
Alcides Escobar - SS Ben Revere - LF
Ben Zobrist - 2B Josh Donaldson - 3B
Lorenzo Cain - CF Jose Bautista - RF
Eric Hosmer - 1B Edwin Encarnacion - DH
Kendrys Morales - DH Chris Colabello - 1B
Mike Moustakas - 3B Troy Tulowitzki - SS
Salvador Perez - C Dioner Navarro - C
Alex Gordon - LF Kevin Pillar - CF
Alex Rios - RF Ryan Goins - 2B

Both Championship series could be over by the end of the day, with nothing to watch before a Royals-Mets World Series starts next Tuesday. Damn. That kinda sucks.

Whoops. Guess who who got distracted and lost track of the time?

5:07pm, TBS. Game 3: Mets lead 3-0.
Steven Matz
LHP, 4-0, 2.27
Jason Hammel
RHP, 10-7, 3.74
Curtis Granderson - RF Dexter Fowler - CF
David Wright - 3B Jorge Soler - RF
Daniel Murphy - 2B Kris Bryant - 3B
Yoenis Cespedes - CF Anthony Rizzo - 1B
Lucas Duda - 1B Starlin Castro - 2B
Travis d'Arnaud - C Kyle Schwarber - LF
Michael Conforto - LF Javier Baez - SS
Wilmer Flores - SS Jason Hammel - RHP
Steven Matz - LHP David Ross - C

In case you weren't aware - I dunno, maybe your Internet was down, and this was the first place you checked after it came back up, in which case I respect that - today is Back to the Future day, commemorating the date, then far in the future, to which Marty McFly traveled in Back to the Future II. It's been getting a lot of play, not least because of its
"prediction" the Cubs would win the World Series [though quite how they manage to "sweep in five" kinda throws the whole thing into question]. Even more impressively, they do it over Miami, who didn't even have a baseball franchise at the time of the movie.

However, looking at the other predictions made by the newspaper, it's clear the makers were not in possession of an actual time-machine. "Washington prepares for Queen Diana's visit"? Oops. Call that one a bit of a swing and a miss, considering we're a separation, a unfortunate encounter in a Parisian tunnel and the apparent immortality of QE2 from that coming to fruition. And "President says she's tried..."? Possibly just a little ahead of the curve on that one, depending on what happens comes next November. Though given Geraldine Ferraro had become the first female Veep nominee by a major party in 1984, that one was perhaps not so far-fetched.