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    If it seems like the Brewers are a bit more giddy than the usual fan base about making the playoffs this year, there good reason for that, as the Brewers haven't gotten to see their team play in the postseason very often at all.
    The Brewers' plight begs the question: Which MLB fan bases have it the worst right now? That's the question the Sports Misery Index tackled, and while we did an article on the top 25 in all sports, it's time to delve deeper into which MLB fans feel good about life and which are, quite frankly, miserable.
    The Index takes into account five factors: championships, playoff berths, playoff wins, heartbreaks and rival comparison, with recent events being weighted more than events that took place decades ago. We'll identify how each MLB team rates in each category. In this exercise, the higher the ranking, the more the misery. All figures are based on the last completed season, which is 2017.
    1. San Diego Padres...

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    It had to be someone.
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    Yall know Im an OL Groupie but I think Jeudy is going to be worth missing out on a T, knock on wood.

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    I'm actually surprised how high the Tigers are ranked. I mean, I know they had a stretch of great players and good results, but they're still a subpar franchise historically.

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    Seattle. Because it rains so much everyone is suicidal.

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    From the article.

    6. Colorado Rockies

    Total score: 17.97
    All-sport rank: 18
    Ranking by category:championships: 13; playoff berths: 10; playoff wins: 5; heartbreaks: 16; rival comparison: 4

    Where they're especially miserable:Colorado has won only two playoff series in its 25-year franchise history, and both came in the same season (2007). The Rockies have made the postseason only four times, have never won a division title and have yet to figure out how to cultivate quality starting pitching in their mile-high home.
    Rays of hope: Of those four playoff appearances, one came a year ago, and the Rockies are in the hunt for another this year. Colorado has also been to a World Series somewhat recently, as part of its 2007 run. And it's always fun watching star players such as Nolan Arenado hit home runs.
    Trend: Going up. The Rockies have improved their record four years in a row, could make it a fifth this season and even break the division title drought. Back-to-back playoff appearances would give Colorado some long-needed momentum.

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    From the article:
    2. Milwaukee Brewers

    Total score: 20.71
    All-sport rank: 6
    Ranking by category: championships: 3; playoff berths: 5; playoff wins: 8; heartbreaks: 27; rival comparison: 2

    Where they're especially miserable: In losing while everyone else around them is winning. The Brewers, who have won only two playoff series since moving to Milwaukee in 1970, have had to watch the Cubs win the World Series in 2016 and the Cardinals win in 2006 and 2011. Even the one Brewers team to make the World Series lost to the Cardinals. Not a fun time.
    Rays of hope: The Brewers have always had fun hitters to watch, starting with Robin Yount and Paul Molitor and advancing to Prince Fielder and Ryan Braunin contemporary times. They also were the subject of a Bernie Mac movie and have a mascot that goes down a supersized slide into a cup of beer.
    Trend: The Brewers are about to make the playoffs this season and have a good nucleus of talent going forward. There's hope for a few more playoff victories and a bit less misery.

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    Where do shape-shifting fans who choose which team to root for on a whim rank on this list?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazoe60 View Post
    Where do shape-shifting fans who choose which team to root for on a whim rank on this list?
    Probably right behind fans who get butthurt over who other fans choose to root for.

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    I can shapeshift? I’ve been missing out.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jaded View Post
    Yall know Im an OL Groupie but I think Jeudy is going to be worth missing out on a T, knock on wood.

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    OMG, Dan is so triggered!!
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    I'm happier than tom brady in a gay bar....

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    Slim you're embarrassing yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BroncoWave View Post
    Slim you're embarrassing yourself.
    That's weird....I was just thinking the same thing about you.
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    I'm happier than tom brady in a gay bar....

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    Quote Originally Posted by slim View Post
    That's weird....I was just thinking the same thing about you.
    Hey at least I didn't get so mad online that Davii had to create an entire new subforum for me to go vent in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BroncoWave View Post
    Hey at least I didn't get so mad online that Davii had to create an entire new subforum for me to go vent in.
    Right. That was King and Dan, IIRC.
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    How about fans who give up on their team cause they aren't good enough? I mean if we're calling out fanhoods and acting ******* dumb as shit, let's just put it all out there.

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