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    Re: Playoff predictions?

    My predictions:

    Ratings that are "down from last year".

    Proclamations that baseball needs to do something to attract fans.

    Complaints about the length of the season forcing the World Series to be played in temperatures in the 40s.

    An All-Chicago World Series, with the workmanlike Southsiders upsetting the pretty boys from Wrigleyville.
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    Re: Playoff predictions?

    NLDS:

    Dodgers over Cubs
    Phillies over Brewers

    NLCS:

    Dodgers over Phillies

    ALDS:

    White Sox over Rays
    Angels over Red Sox

    ALCS:

    Angels over White Sox

    World Series

    Angels over Dodgers in six
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    Re: Playoff predictions?

    Cubs over Dodgers 3-1
    Brewers over Phils 3-2

    Cubs over Brewers 4-2

    Angels over Red Sox (Beckett's oblique strain will not allow him to pitch effectively) 4-3
    Rays over White Sox 3-2

    Rays over Angels 4-3

    Rays over Cubs 4-2

    I also predict I will not be attending a World Series game for the first time in 3 years and that blows.
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    Re: Playoff predictions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    My predictions:

    Ratings that are "down from last year".

    Proclamations that baseball needs to do something to attract fans.

    Complaints about the length of the season forcing the World Series to be played in temperatures in the 40s.

    An All-Chicago World Series, with the workmanlike Southsiders upsetting the pretty boys from Wrigleyville.

    People will complain about Tim McCarver.
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    Re: Playoff predictions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    People will complain about Tim McCarver.
    As they should.

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    Re: Playoff predictions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    People will complain about Tim McCarver.
    Perhaps

    Over/under on the number of times he says "perhaps"

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    Re: Playoff predictions?

    NLDS:

    Dodgers over Cubs
    Brewers over Phillies

    NLCS:

    Dodgers over Brewers

    ALDS:

    White Sox over Rays
    Red Sox over Angels

    ALCS:

    White Sox over Red Sox

    World Series:

    White Sox over Dodgers
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    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Im rooting for a Tampa Milwaukee world series. Nothing gives the middle finger to baseball and the large market cities like seeing two of the smallest markets playing for the world series.
    And if that happens, prepare to hear that exact argument against a salary cap for the next 10 years. I'm not passing judgment either way...just pointing out that you should be careful what you wish for.

    Anyway, my guesses, and the last few years I've been pretty horrendous at this:

    ALDS
    White Sox over Rays in 5
    I call this to be one of the best series in the whole playoffs. The Rays are a much better team and deserve to win, I'm just calling momentum and a gut feeling for the White Sox.
    Angels over Red Sox in 4
    I know everybody's going to think I'm biased here, and on paper I'd never pick the Angels to beat the Red Sox. But I've been favoring the Angels all year long so I'll just go with it.

    NLDS
    Dodgers over Cubs in 4
    I'd love a sweep, myself.
    Brewers over Phillies in 4

    ALCS
    Angels over White Sox in 4
    Snoozefest

    NLCS
    Dodgers over Brewers in 6

    WS
    Angels over Dodgers in 4

    So there you have it, I have what I myself would consider two of the worst playoff teams competing for the World Series. But series by series, that's just how my predictions played out. I hope I'm wrong (except the Cubs, I hope I'm totally right on the Cubs).
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    Re: Playoff predictions?

    Any World Series that has the Brewers vs the Angels or Rays would be the first WS to not have an original 16 franchise in it.

    That's what I'm rooting for.. that and good baseball, but I predict I'll hate TBS and their rock n roll intro by 5 this afternoon.

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    Re: Playoff predictions?

    NLDS

    Dodgers vs. Cubs


    The Cubs will find a way to lose, they always do, its pretty simple. Dempster is a solid pitcher and I kick myself everytime I hear the story about how he wanted to stay with the Reds because he felt he owed them something and they wouldn't sign them. He'll be the only bright spot in this series for the Cubs.

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    Dodgers 3-1

    Brewers vs. Phillies

    Lot of Brewer love flying around and with CC on the hill its no surprise. Problem is the Phils have Brad Lidge, Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins, and some dude named Utley who is maybe the best player in baseball.

    Phils 3-1

    NLCS

    Phils vs. Dodgers


    Manny is a comet flying across the Hollywood sky. He and Torre are enough to get it done.

    Dodgers 4-2

    ALDS

    White Sox vs. Rays


    Dewayne Wise is in the Sox lineup. I think that says enough for me. I will be rooting like a fan for Junior Griffey, but he won't get his ring this season either.

    Rays 3-1

    Red Sox vs. Angels

    The Angels are an enigma perhaps, some say the best, some among the weakest. All I know is they've got John Lackey, K-Rod, and Texieria.

    I also like Halos.

    Angels 3-0

    ALCS

    Angels vs. Rays


    You coulda had Boston and Chicago, major markets. Instead you get Anaheim and Tampa.

    Rays 4-2

    World Series

    Dodgers vs. Rays


    Cinderella had to be home before midnight, and this series will linger on well into the night. Still the experience the Dodgers have will rule the day.

    Dodgers 4-3

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    Re: Playoff predictions?

    Joseph, we almost made the exact same picks all the way down to the series W/L split...
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    Re: Playoff predictions?

    NLDS
    Dodgers vs. Cubs
    Brewers vs. Phillies

    NLCS
    Brewers
    vs. Cubs

    ALDS
    White Sox vs. Rays
    Red Sox vs. Angels

    ALCS
    Red Sox vs. Rays

    WORLD SERIES
    Brewers vs. Rays

    Rays complete the dream season.

    GL

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    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Im rooting for a Tampa Milwaukee world series. Nothing gives the middle finger to baseball and the large market cities like seeing two of the smallest markets playing for the world series.
    That's fine to root for Tampa.

    But Milwaukee?

    No no no no no no no no no and no.

    That's Bud Selig's franchise. They are the absolute last franchise that anyone should ever be rooting for.

    I'll be rooting for (1) Junior, (2) the Red Sox and Brewers to lose as soon as possible, and, um, that's about it.

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    Re: Playoff predictions?

    NLDS
    Dodgers over Cubs

    Ryan Dempster is a good pitcher. But he's not an ace, and he'll stumble under the pressure of Game 1. With that being said, Zambrano isn't exactly up to the task of handling big game pressure either. Cubs fall behind 0-2, and lose the series in four.

    Phillies over Brewers

    The Brewers are a mess. A questionable bullpen. A below average defense. Sheets is done for the year and their rotation is a mess. Sorry CC, but you can't do it on your own. Phillies in four.

    ALDS
    Rays over White Sox

    The White Sox are an older team, without home field advantage. Tampa's energy and the enthusiasm generated by that Tampa crowd will be enough to carry the Rays to the ALCS. Rays in five.

    Red Sox over Angels

    I want to pick the Angels. I really do. I'm tired of all things Boston. The Red Sox are without Manny, and they're banged up, but with that being said, I'm still picking Boston. M2, I liked your quote, calling the Angels a "paper tiger." That sums it up nicely. I don't think they're as dangerous on the field as they look on paper. The Red Sox pull it out in five.

    NLCS

    Dodgers over Phillies

    Joe Torre's cool hand will lead the Dodgers to a World Series run that just a month or two ago looked impossible. Manny will put enough runs on the board to make the difference, and the Dodgers pitching will stymie the fantastic Philly offense. Dodgers in six.

    ALCS

    Red Sox over Rays

    They're a nice story. But the clock will strike midnight for Cinderella. They don't have the experience, or the bullpen, to deal with Boston. The Red Sox have a deeper lineup, a three headed rotation monster in Beckett-Lester-Daisuke that nobody can match, and they are, after all, the defending champs. Red Sox in seven

    World Series

    Boston over LA

    The Red Sox finally get their payback on Man-Ram. This team just flat out knows how to win in October, and three titles in five years will put them dangerously close to the run of the Yankees in the late 90's. In a year where there appears to be no clear cut, dominant champ, I'll give the edge to the defending champs, who will keep the crown in Boston


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