2013 MLB Thread -- Return of the boys of Summer!

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  1. The Original Faceman

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  2. Chuck

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  3. gul

    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    Sorry Chuck, the Dodgers are nigh unstoppable. I think this is finally going to be the year when I get the Dodger-Redsox World Series. I might explode with joy if that happens.
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    Considering they have losing records against the Braves, the Cardinals (2-5 vs both) and the Reds (3-4) this year, you'd best hope your "unstoppable" Dodgers match up against the Pirates in the playoffs. They managed to go 4-2 against them.
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    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    You have to look at the trend line. The Dodgers have losing records against those teams because they were terrible in the first third of the season. The Dodgers are 55-17 since June 12. That's unreal.
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  6. Will Power

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    Dodgers could go all the way this year!
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    Such a series would be contended in 2 of the 3 oldest parks in MLB. :cool:

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  8. Will Power

    Will Power If you only knew the irony of my name.

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    Perhaps Don Mattingly will FINALLY get a World Series ring this year?
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    Despite a great W-L record, MVP-worthy performances by both Yadier Molina and Matt Carpenter, and a veteran lineup with significant post-season experience, I admit that I'm a bit worried about the Cardinals in terms of the playoffs.

    They're a much better team at home than on the road, their bats have fallen silent too many times, and their pitching has been uneven at best lately after a spectacular beginning of the season. I'm a bit nervous about their chances for success in the playoffs.
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    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    It's so hard to predict how things will play out in October. I do think winning the division will make a huge difference -- the wild card play-in is just a crapshoot. But if the Cards make it to the divisional series, I see no reason to view their chances as worse than the other teams.
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    The Cardinals are the horror movie monster who just won't die. :brood: Every time you think they're finished they find a way to stage a miraculous comeback. Look at their two most recent championships, where they struggled down the stretch, barely made the playoffs, then went on improbable runs to glory.

    Heck, they did the same thing against the Nationals last year before the Giants turned the tables on them.

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    Clinched baby!
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    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    And now the Redsox! Still need to win the division, probably tomorrow, but they've got a guaranteed slot in the post season.
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    the dirty rotten scumbags desecrated the Diamondbacks' pool. It'll take a lot of scrubbing to get the Dodger nastiness out of there.
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    Yeah, the over reaction to that is laughable. Like it's some holy ground.
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  16. Chuck

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    Gotta remember how rare water is in :arizona:. ;)
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    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    The reaction in Phoenix to the swim was priceless. Pretty much guarantees it will happen again at some point. The swimming pool, by the way, is absolutely ridiculous. No baseball fan would ever spend time frolicking on a pool deck when they could be watching a game. All of these sun-belt expansion teams seem to use gimickry rather than good baseball to fill seats. It's a sorry spectacle.
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    Potential 3-way tie for the AL wildcard :soma:
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    I'm rooting for a Cleveland / Pittsburgh World Series. It'll make the TV people mad, but it would be cool to see those two teams in it.
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    Just watched my Reds LOSE AGAIN.. I hope NOW they fire Dusty Baker, he SUCKS as the Manager. :mad:
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    Cleveland plays tonight, Whoever wins between them and Tampa gets Boston next. I gotta root for the Red Sox.. :D
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    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    Of the three wildcard options, I think Texas would have played the Redsox best. I don't think Cleveland or Tampa match up that well with any of the division winners.
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    Detroit against Oakland will be Interesting.
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    Go Red Sox baby! (My Mets tanked by the All-Star break, so now I'm rooting for my #2 favorite)
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    Cleveland's out,
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    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    A lot of baseball to watch today! Redsox and Rays are just about to start then Dodgers-Braves at 6:00.

    Here are my predictions for the post season:

    ALDS winners: Redsox, Athletics
    NLDS winners: Dodgers, Cardinals

    World Series will be Dodgers-Redsox, Dodgers win in 6.
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    SOX killing Tampa 12 to2..
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    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    They had to work a bit of rust off.
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    Gotta love the Beards..
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  30. gul

    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    Okay, two games in for each LDS, and we have three ties, along with the Redsox up 2-0 over the humiliated Rays. This is good, this is very good.