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Thread: 2008 World Series Predictions

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    2008 World Series Predictions

    Who do you think will win it all? Rays or Phils?
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    Re: 2008 World Series Predictions

    I tried to post this with a poll. But it didn't work. Sorry about that.
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    Re: 2008 World Series Predictions

    Rays in 5 because of their bullpen. I think David Price will be a major factor...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: 2008 World Series Predictions

    Rays in 6. Starting pitching will be the difference.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: 2008 World Series Predictions

    it's up to Brad Lidge

    so I have no idea.

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    Re: 2008 World Series Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    Rays in 5 because of their bullpen. I think David Price will be a major factor...
    He has to be brimming with confidence after last night. I'm thinking Tampa has the edge, but I'd just like to see 7 well played games whoever wins.
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    Re: 2008 World Series Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    Rays in 6. Starting pitching will be the difference.
    Exactly what I was going to say.

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    Re: 2008 World Series Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    Rays in 6. Starting pitching will be the difference.
    I agree. The Rays tough lefties (Kazmir, Price, Howell) will shutdown Utley and Howard while Upton/Longoria will combine to hit at least four more homers.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: 2008 World Series Predictions

    Rays in 6. Offense and defense will be the difference.
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    Re: 2008 World Series Predictions

    Phillies in 7. And Bud Selig's head explodes as the ratings come in.

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    Re: 2008 World Series Predictions

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    Phillies in 7. And Bud Selig's head explodes as the ratings come in.

    Why? Philly's a very big market and Tampa Bay is a Cinderella story. A lot of people are sick of BOS too and are probably rooting for TB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Why? Philly's a very big market and Tampa Bay is a Cinderella story. A lot of people are sick of BOS too and are probably rooting for TB.
    People may be sick of Boston but they watch them. Philly is a big market, but they don't have a national fan base like the Red Sox, Yankees or Cubs. And while TB is a cinderella story and many will root for them, baseball has lost the casual fan years ago (by its inane television policies for the World Series). So I predict very low ratings for this year's fall classic.

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    Re: 2008 World Series Predictions

    Tampa in seven. The lineup is more consistent top to bottom, and the starting pitching is much better. Cole Hamels and the Philly bullpen will give them a fighting shot, but in the end, Tampa pulls it out.

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    Re: 2008 World Series Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by Strikes Out Looking View Post
    So I predict very low ratings for this year's fall classic.
    Just out of curiosity, what were the ratings last year? I would imagine this years will be lower than last years anyway.

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    Re: 2008 World Series Predictions

    The ratings will be low because for reasons I can't understand, unlike with football baseball fans just don't watch it when their team isn't in it. Regardless of the story lines.

    That's why ESPN does 19 million Sox/Yankees games during the year, and Fox has the Dodgers or Angels on every Saturday.

    Oh yeah - Phillies in 7 - and this will be one of the more entertaining World Series that we've had in years.


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