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    go Red Sox!

    looking for another choke of the new century from the Yankees - woo-hoo

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    Who do I like, hmmm so early.

    NL:

    East: Mets (it their 3-5 pitching comes through)
    Cental: Cards
    West: Padres (I think the pitching is really good and decent power)
    Wild: Braves or LA

    Astros are going to have a hard time gaining runs and they have some unproven pitchers. Cubs also will put up a good fight but I think they lack the power as in past years, Lee and Ramirez will have to have banner years like last year. I like the Reds to be a spoiler all year missing the wildcard by about 3-5 games but I think many teams will take them lightly and have problems with them.

    AL:

    East: Sox
    Central: Sox
    West: LA/Seattle
    Wild: Yankees/Toronto/Seattle/LA will be a 4 horse battle to the end with the one with the least injuries pulling it out.

    Yankees: I think if their knees can stay under them they will be fine, again middle relief is a question mark, get to them early and you get the W. Seattle, I like the team with the addition of Beltre and Everett only if that starting pitching can do what it has done 2 and 3 years ago. LA a solid team with quite possibly the best relievers in baseball and tons of power, starting pitching may be a question mark though. Toronto will surprise many I think with a good starting corp and plenty of run producers. Minnesota is the oldest team in baseball (just eyeballing it) and will fade late in the season.
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    I sat and watched the Rox beat (barely) the Diamondbacks yesterday at Coors Field.

    Of course I had my eye on the CUBS score, as they beat the hell out of the Reds.
    Swwweeeeeet


    Cubs over Blue Jays in Series.... You heard it here first.



    Oh... and Cardinals suck.
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
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    Quote Originally posted by zmanPLAN


    Oh... and Cardinals suck.
    Jealousy is SUCH an UGLY trait
    Go suck a lemon
    And last but not least.......... GO CARDS !!!!!!

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    GO RED SOX!!!!

    Watched highlights on NESN last night - will be hunkered down for tonight's game. Looking forward to more Coco Crisp (gotta love the name)

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    Quote Originally posted by zmanPLAN
    I sat and watched the Rox beat (barely) the Diamondbacks yesterday at Coors Field.

    Of course I had my eye on the CUBS score, as they beat the hell out of the Reds.
    Swwweeeeeet


    Cubs over Blue Jays in Series.... You heard it here first.



    Oh... and Cardinals suck.
    Thank you man, you speak from my soul...THIS IS NEXT YEAR !!!
    (Did Matt Murton look good, or what...

    OK, here's my prediction:

    AL
    East: Sox
    Central: Sox
    West: Angels

    NL:
    East: Mets
    Central: Cubs
    East: Padres

    Series: Cubs/Red Sox
    Last edited by LadyBuc; 04 Apr 2006 at 11:36 AM.
    Bring on Spring Training...

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    Quote Originally posted by LadyBuc
    NL:
    East: Mets
    Central: Cubs
    East: Padres

    Series: Cubs/Red Sox
    Huh? Padres in the East now? I'm going with the Giants in the West (if the pitching holds up).

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake
    Huh? Padres in the East now? I'm going with the Giants in the West (if the pitching holds up).
    You guys and your weird National League, with your batting pitchers, strange disco uniforms and covered multi-use stadiums...

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    Quote Originally posted by jmello
    You guys and your weird National League, with your batting pitchers, strange disco uniforms and covered multi-use stadiums...
    Heck, the Brewers' late 1970s through 1980s uniforms (the ones with the 'glove' logo) are still über-popular among the team's fans and could well be readopted as their regular duds. As it is now, they'll be wearing them for all Sunday home games this season.

    Oh yea, that was a convincing win over Pittsburgh yesterday, too, wasn't it?

    (And NO WAY will the Cubs be anywhere near .500 this season, they used up their entire season allotment of runs in their first game!! )

    And will Barry Bonds have a single road game at-bat where isn't nearly booed off the field?

    Mike

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake
    Huh? Padres in the East now? I'm going with the Giants in the West (if the pitching holds up).
    Duh, my bad...it's of course West.
    And I hadn't started drinking yet... that's weird...
    Bring on Spring Training...

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    Quote Originally posted by mgk920
    Heck, the Brewers' late 1970s through 1980s uniforms (the ones with the 'glove' logo) are still über-popular among the team's fans and could well be readopted as their regular duds.
    These were the absolute worst:

    http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/ex...f&Entryid=1365

    http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/ex...f&Entryid=1280

    http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/ex...f&Entryid=1241

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    Agreed on the Astros' uniforms.

    Also, I detested the White Sox' uniforms throughout the 1970s and into the early 1980s.

    Mike

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    Do you remember Boog Powell in this one? Click on 1975 CLE.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/fr...6_CLE-1977_LAD

    And I think with White Sox wore shorts during the same period. I can't look that one up.

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    With such classic unis as the Cardinals wear, I wish they'd get rid of those silly blue road hats, and blue with red bill "Sunday Only" caps. Yeccchhh! Stay with the classic tried and true.

    Just my $.02
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    The Braves will make the playoffs for about the ten billionth time in a row. I know everyone thinks the fans of Atlanta are spoiled but it really gets boring being in the playoffs every year. Why even bother having a regular season? If the Mets or someone else would step up and win the division a couple of times, it'd make it more interesting.

    Oh sure, they'll hit a rough patch for a couple of weeks during the season where it'll seem like there is no chance of them getting back on top, but then they'll rise back to the top. As weird as it sounds, the best thing the Braves could do for ticket sales would be to start losing. Winning is fun but there has to be some sort of excitement with it.

    I'd be more than willing to trade a couple of Braves playoff spots for Thrashers playoff spots.
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    Quote Originally posted by AubieTurtle
    The Braves will make the playoffs for about the ten billionth time in a row. I know everyone thinks the fans of Atlanta are spoiled but it really gets boring being in the playoffs every year...Winning is fun but there has to be some sort of excitement with it.
    "Making the playoffs" is far from "winning."

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    That depends on how you define "winning". I think of it as total number of games won. If you think of it as winning the World Series, then we are talking about different things.

    Certainly making it to the World Series would add some excitement but that's only a small part of the baseball season. It'd be nice to have the excitement of a real race the whole season rather than just during the playoffs and the traditional early season slump.
    As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. - H.L. Mencken

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    Quote Originally posted by AubieTurtle
    Certainly making it to the World Series would add some excitement but that's only a small part of the baseball season.
    You're taking to a lifelong Red Sox fan...I can't relate, nor do I desire to.

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    I'll second some of AubieTurtle's comments, and basically just echo my annual prediction (which is correct pretty much every year) - the Braves will win the NL East, the Braves will lose early in the playoffs, and I'll be ready to throw my TV through the window after listening to Tim McCarver call one too many playoff games.

    Have to say that the Cards look like the team to beat in the NL this year...

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    Cards sweep series #1...now on to those Cubs this afternoon....GO CARDS !!!!!!

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    The amazing thing with the BRAVES is that they keep winning with different lineups. The only player left from the 1991 streak beginning team is John Smoltz. Others have come and gone, a few stayed for a couple years or more then left. True they keep a core group of players that are the mainstay, but their trades are generally good (except for Dan Kolb) and their farm system is excellent.

    I was a Braves fan when their bandwagon was a pushcart. How many people remember the last place teams, when you could sit anywhere in the stadium for $5. They won the division only twice in 1969 and 1983 before these last 14 in a row. Seroiusly, back in the 1980s who thought that we'd ever see the Braves and Indians in a World Series (Braves only win in 1995). If contraction would have been brought up back then, those two teams would have been on the list.

    Pitching is scary yet again this year......
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    Quote Originally posted by Planit
    How many people remember the last place teams, when you could sit anywhere in the stadium for $5. They won the division only twice in 1969 and 1983 before these last 14 in a row. Seroiusly, back in the 1980s who thought that we'd ever see the Braves and Indians in a World Series...
    Ah, the good (bad?) 'ol days, back when you could walk up to the Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium box office an hour before first pitch and get field level seats behind home plate...

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    Quote Originally posted by Jaxspra
    Cards sweep series #1...now on to those Cubs this afternoon....GO CARDS !!!!!!
    Derek Lee just homered in the First.
    Redbirds 0
    Chubs 1

    My ass is still chapped from last season. Seems the MLB has bought the rights to all online radio broadcasts. If I want to pick up WGN 720 in Chicago for the Cubs game while working, I gotta pay $14.95... WGN's website won't let me download there... Pisses me off something big!
    Last edited by zman; 07 Apr 2006 at 3:06 PM.
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    BREWERS ARE 3-0!!!

    BREWERS ARE 3-0!!!

    BREWERS ARE 3-0!!!

    (just had to )

    They host the Diamondbacks this weekend

    Mike

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    Quote Originally posted by zmanPLAN
    Derek Lee just homered in the First.
    Redbirds 0
    Chubs 1

    My ass is still chapped from last season. Seems the MLB has bought the rights to all online radio broadcasts. If I want to pick up WGN 720 in Chicago for the Cubs game while working, I gotta pay $14.95... WGN's website won't let me download there... Pisses me off something big!
    Ouch Z, cheer on your Cubs, they are whoopin our butts...5-0 Cubs, top of the 6th

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