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Old 10-15-2012, 08:02 PM
OhioMike OhioMike is offline
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I love baseball, and I am currently watching the Cardinals and Giants on Fox. I really wanted Tampa Bay to make the playoffs, but it didn't happen this year. Hopefully, the American League representative will be Detroit in the World Series, and I don't really have an opinion for the National League. Any one else have picks?
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:06 AM
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I'm with you on Tampa Bay. I've enjoyed watching them as a young team that is capable of putting the Yankees in their place.

I wanted to see the Braves have a story book finish for Chipper's final season, but that hope didn't last long (I'm no fan of the new playoff rules).

I then was pulling for the Nats because even though I don't really like them, they were by far the best team during the regular season. Then they imploded.

In the AL I had my hopes on the Orioles because it's nice to see a team with such a long history of losing rise from the ashes. I also cheered for the Oakland A's, largely because I like Billy Bean and enjoyed the movie "Moneyball".

So basically, any team I begin to favor loses. At this point I would hope for a Giants/Tigers world series with a Giants win, but that means it will likely be a Cardinals/Yankees with a Yankees win.
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:20 AM
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Braves got screwed. Fuck the 2nd wild card and a infield fly that wasn't..
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:26 PM
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I'm with you on Tampa Bay. I've enjoyed watching them as a young team that is capable of putting the Yankees in their place.

I wanted to see the Braves have a story book finish for Chipper's final season, but that hope didn't last long (I'm no fan of the new playoff rules).

I then was pulling for the Nats because even though I don't really like them, they were by far the best team during the regular season. Then they imploded.

In the AL I had my hopes on the Orioles because it's nice to see a team with such a long history of losing rise from the ashes. I also cheered for the Oakland A's, largely because I like Billy Bean and enjoyed the movie "Moneyball".

So basically, any team I begin to favor loses. At this point I would hope for a Giants/Tigers world series with a Giants win, but that means it will likely be a Cardinals/Yankees with a Yankees win.
A very awesome post, and I couldn't agree with you more. Last year, I had the same problem with both Tampa Bay and Detroit losing. I agree that the new wildcard playoff system is definitely something I disagree with, but near the end of the regular season, things heated up and made things interesting. Very good points about the Nationals, the Braves, and the Yankees, and I can't stand the Yankees, in particular, and it has nothing to do with the past championships rather they are smug and expect to win a World Series each season. Typically, I like the underdogs, but I didn't really get into Oakland. It would have been nice to have a team, such as the Orioles, continue winning into the post-season, but again, if the Indians or the Ray's can't win, then, how about Detroit. I can't stand the other American League Central Division teams, such as Minnesota, Kansas City, or Chicago.

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Braves got screwed. Fuck the 2nd wild card and a infield fly that wasn't
It would have been nice for Chipper Jones and the Atlanta Braves to end his career on a higher note, however, he had a good point about the game. First, a team can't expect to win by having three errors, and maybe he was too hard on himself, but he said that his error hurt more than the controversial "infield-fly rule" flop. Despite the momemtum changing, there was still plenty of baseball left, and Atlanta didn't get the job done. BTW, that controversial call was by far the "wackiest" I have ever seen, and I can understand both sides of the issue. I still agree with Chipper Jones that the call didn't help, but I don't believe that it hurt the Braves as much as the fans want to believe.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:59 AM
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I agree that the Braves ultimately lost the game on their own despite the bad call, but I still hold to the fact that baseball is played in series, not individual games. Had there been no 2nd wild card, what would have happened? The braves may have choked the first game, but the Nats choked in their games too. A one game playoff goes against the style of everything else in baseball.

Furthermore, people have said to me "if the Braves had won that game you would say you love the new playoff system!" No I wouldn't. If the old system were in place the Braves wouldn't have had to even play a game to advance to the NLDS. They proved during the season that they had the ability to defeat the Nats; who knows what would have happened.

One bad game is a fluke, and playoff advancement shouldn't rest on it.

All that being said, while I'm no fan of the Cards I have to respect what they've done. Having lost their best player AND their coach they are still a powerhouse team.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:51 AM
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No major league baseball team has ever come back from a 3 - 0 World Series deficit, so it looks like Detroit is finished for the year. I felt that they really needed to come out strong yesterday, which they did not. Maybe baseball should institute a new rule after this season, which would be to eliminate the 4th game in the World Series if a team is already sweeping. I really don't see the Tigers coming out of the gate strong tonight. Thoughts?
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:31 PM
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No way. Just because it's never happened doesn't mean it never will.

And forget not that baseball exists to make money. They're not going to sacrifice an extra game to broadcast just because the odds are unlikely.
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:40 PM
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No way. Just because it's never happened doesn't mean it never will.

And forget not that baseball exists to make money. They're not going to sacrifice an extra game to broadcast just because the odds are unlikely
Absolutely true, and I was just throwing the idea out. Detroit did surprise me by actually making it a good Game 4, but I'm still glad that San Francisco won. I'm also happy that Jim Leyland was brought back as manager for next season.
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:42 AM
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Giants baby. I love that all these so-called "experts" who picked the Tigers in 5 are eating their words now. I said that if we get (the supposedly "unhittable") Verlander in game 1, we get the series. We didn't just get Verlander, we dominated him and Pablo ripped him a new assh*le. It was beautiful.

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Old 10-31-2012, 09:51 AM
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I said that if we get (the supposedly "unhittable") Verlander in game 1, we get the series. We didn't just get Verlander, we dominated him and Pablo ripped him a new assh*le. It was beautiful
I like Verlander, but he is either unhittable or junk. San Francisco got the job done all around. They won an unprecedented seven or nine consecutive post season games w/o looking back.
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