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aeroparrot wrote:I have told people that Tampa isn't ready yet to make the playoffs. They have been playing over their heads. I also mentioned to them that they are good enough to finish with a record over .500 but probably will come in third following the Yankees and Red Sox. IF Tampa finishes with a record over .500, I think they would be more of a playoff contender than they currently are and possibly get a playoff spot, but I am not sure if they will win the division or get the wild card.
I'm rooting for Tampa to finish at least in second place. That way, either the Yankees or Red Sox can't make the playoffs. :lol:

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chippewa wrote:
aeroparrot wrote:I have told people that Tampa isn't ready yet to make the playoffs. They have been playing over their heads. I also mentioned to them that they are good enough to finish with a record over .500 but probably will come in third following the Yankees and Red Sox. IF Tampa finishes with a record over .500, I think they would be more of a playoff contender than they currently are and possibly get a playoff spot, but I am not sure if they will win the division or get the wild card.
I'm rooting for Tampa to finish at least in second place. That way, either the Yankees or Red Sox can't make the playoffs. :lol:
:lol: :lol:

Given what I am seeing now, I'm not sure if the Yanks will make the playoffs either. I can only see one team out of the AL East making it to the playoffs.
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Post by BottleofRum »

My pre-season predictions :-? :-? :-?

http://www.buffettnews.com/forum/viewto ... 40#3031440
BottleofRum wrote:My predictions

AL
East: Bos
Central: Det
West: Sea
WC: Cle
MVP: Ichiro
CY: Roy Halliday
ROY: Elsbury
MOY: John McLaren
Biggest Disappointment: Anaheim
Biggest Surprise: Tampa Bay

NL
East: Mets
Central: Cubs
West: SD
WC: Braves
MVP: Matt Holliday
CY: Johan Santana
ROY: Kosuke Fukudome
MOY: Lou Piniella
Biggest Disappointment: Philly
Biggest Surprise: Washington

AL CHAMP: Bos
NL CHAMP: SD
WS CHAMP: Take a guess - Bos :P
The BAD
John McLaren MOY - He was fired.... :-?
Cleveland the AL WC and Seattle the AL West Champ
Ichiro MVP


The GOOD
Except Cle and Sea the other 6 playoff team picks still have a legit chance
TB as the surprise team
Kosuke Fukudome as NL ROY looks good
Lou Piniella as NL MOY has a chance
Jacoby Elsbury as AL ROY has a chance but right now the AL ROY has to be Evan Longoria
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IF this is true, then Clemens' chances of getting into the Hall of Fame took a nasty nosedive.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3491310
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aeroparrot wrote:IF this is true, then Clemens' chances of getting into the Hall of Fame took a nasty nosedive.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3491310
Three Time All Star and Four Time No Hit Catcher Jason "Man Love" Varitek has a better shot now! :P
the hit and run is as good as any religion around this time of year . . .

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I was wondering why tonight's ESPN game was at 6 PM until I realized the ESPY's were on tonight.
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Post by Clintster7 »

Yankees remaining schedule is bruttle. If they make it through that schedule they truly deserve to be in it. 35 of their games left are against the Angels,Rays, Red Sox, White Sox, and Twins.
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Clintster7 wrote:Yankees remaining schedule is bruttle. If they make it through that schedule they truly deserve to be in it. 35 of their games left are against the Angels,Rays, Red Sox, White Sox, and Twins.
If you take the schedule and look at home vs. away games, and the records of the teams, the Red Sox have an easier schedule since most of the games now will be at Fenway. I see that the media, especially here, is starting to say if the Sox can't win on the road then then won't win the World Series.
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Jorge Posada is back on the DL. He might be done for the year

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AND the Brewers beat the Cardinals in extra innings.
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Wino you know wrote:AND the Brewers beat the Cardinals in extra innings.
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Rich Harden has a 1-hitter thru 7 for the Cubs.
The hit is a HR, and he's losing 1-0 to Randy Johnson, who has a 2-hitter going.

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CaptainP wrote:Rich Harden has a 1-hitter thru 7 for the Cubs.
The hit is a HR, and he's losing 1-0 to Randy Johnson, who has a 2-hitter going.
Yeah, I know.
It reminds me of that friggin' game 4 of the 1963 world series. :x :roll:

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:evil: :o :evil: Damn Kip Wells..
We were at the game tonight.. :cry:

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Post by SuperTrooper »

David Ortiz is back tonight. YA BABY!!!
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Yankees acquire Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte from the Pirates for four minor leaguers.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/b ... index.html
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SuperTrooper wrote:David Ortiz is back tonight. YA BABY!!!
But Manny is out of the lineup.
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It is now obvious that Chamberlin really wants to end Youkilis' career. Case in point, why has he been throwing at Youk's head while pitching normally against everyone else? Happened again tonight. This has been happening almost every time Chamberlin is the pitcher against the Sox.
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aeroparrot wrote:It is now obvious that Chamberlin really wants to end Youkilis' career. Case in point, why has he been throwing at Youk's head while pitching normally against everyone else? Happened again tonight. This has been happening almost every time Chamberlin is the pitcher against the Sox.
I want to throw at Yuke. When I see his little girl scout hissy fit tantrums at the plate. . . I throw something at the TV. :D

Having said that. . .it sure looked like it hit him in the head. . it was close. :o (Scary close. . 97 mph) . . but. .Yuke has never been hit. I don't agree with the timing (1 run game) and I certainly don't agree with throwing at anyone's head. . but it doesn't make sense that he would throw at Yuke then. . :-? Is he trying to send a message. . or does he really not like Yuke! ?? 3 times. . makes you wonder.

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Post by popcornjack »

Karin wrote:
aeroparrot wrote:It is now obvious that Chamberlin really wants to end Youkilis' career. Case in point, why has he been throwing at Youk's head while pitching normally against everyone else? Happened again tonight. This has been happening almost every time Chamberlin is the pitcher against the Sox.
I want to throw at Yuke. When I see his little girl scout hissy fit tantrums at the plate. . . I throw something at the TV. :D

Having said that. . .it sure looked like it hit him in the head. . it was close. :o (Scary close. . 97 mph) . . but. .Yuke has never been hit. I don't agree with the timing (1 run game) and I certainly don't agree with throwing at anyone's head. . but it doesn't make sense that he would throw at Yuke then. . :-? Is he trying to send a message. . or does he really not like Yuke! ?? 3 times. . makes you wonder.

p.s. - Why does Giambi's stache keep changing color??
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