*** Official 2002 Major League Baseball Season Thread

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  1. John Thomas

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    Here's to the start of the 2002 baseball season.
    Who's excited? I certainly am - I'm hoping that the St.Louis Cardinals go all the way this year, getting past the flavor of the year team (grumbling about the Diamondbacks). It's a bit harder to pick the divisions this year, for me anyway. The talent seems to be spread out a bit more, with the Yankees being the perennial exception.
    Here's how I pick the division winners:
    NL
    West: San Francisco Giants
    Central: St.Louis Cardinals
    East: Philadelphia Phillies
    Wildcard: Houston Astros
    AL
    West: Seattle Mariners
    Central: Chicago White Sox
    East: New York Yankees
    Wildcard: Cleveland Indians
    Right now, I'm watching Bartolo Colon dismantle the Anaheim Angels. Conversely, Jarrod Washburn is getting pecked to death - he's currently let up six runs that were gained mostly by bloop singles.
    Update: Colon pitches a shutout on opening day. Wow.
    Looks to be a good start to a great year.
     
  2. Shane Martin

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    I expect this thread to be full of Cardinal, Cubs, Yankees, and bandwagon Mariner fans [​IMG]
    In all fun and deep down I'd like the Red Sox to win the World Series but I feel they are doomed forever.
    I'm personally hoping my Dodgers get it together this year. If you are curious why a guy in middle america is a Dodger fan, my next door neighbor played MLB for the Dodgers for 18 years and I mowed his lawn during the season. Now I bleed Dodger blue.
    My picks for the year are:
    NL:
    West: Dodgers
    Central: Cubs
    East: Mets
    Wildcard: Diamondbacks.
    Champions: Dodgers
    AL:
    West: Mariners
    Central: Indians
    East: Yankees
    Wild Card: Red Sox
    Champion$: Yankee$(being reali$tic)
    World Series: Yankee$
     
  3. Chuck C

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    All I gotta say is GO TRIBE! (shut-out the angels today by the way [​IMG])
     
  4. Jeremiah W

    Jeremiah W Stunt Coordinator

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    I love baseball,Nothing like staying up 'til after midnight every night watching game on DirecTV[​IMG]
    my picks
    NL
    west
    ARIZONA
    Centrals
    CHICAGO
    East
    ATLANTA
    wildcard
    ST LOUIS
    NL Champs-
    Cubs-loaded this year
    AL
    west
    SEATTLE
    Central
    CHISOX
    East
    DAMN YANKEE$ [​IMG]
    Wildcard
    BOSTON
    AL Champs
    CHISOX in an upset
    WORLD champs
    Chicago[​IMG]-- Cubs wil finaly win it
     
  5. Matty Bradshaw

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    all i am going to say is lets go Yankees [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Brian Bunn

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    Play Ball!! Yeah baby! Gotta love Baseball.

    Nobody picking Oakland to make the playoffs. With that pitching staff it will be hard to keep them out.

    My picks:

    AL

    West: Seattle

    Central: Minnesota

    East: New York

    Wildcard: Oakland

    AL Champs: New York

    NL

    West: Arizona

    Central: St. Louis

    East: Atlanta

    Wildcard: New York

    NL Champs: Atlanta

    World Series Champs: Atlanta Braves

    AL MVP: Jason Giambi

    NL MVP: Sammy Sosa

    AL Cy Young: Tim Hudson

    NL Cy Young: Randy Johnson

    AL Rookie Of Year: Hank Blalock

    NL Rookie Of Year: Sean Burroughs

    Number Of Home Runs By Barry Bonds: 57

    Man, the National League looks to be very competitive in every division this year...with the top 3 teams in every division able to win it. The East could go to Atlanta, NY, or Philly...The Central to St. Louis, Chicago, or Houston...and the West could go to Arizona, San Fran, LA, or San Diego. Man...we are in for some tight races in the NL. The Al should be a bit less competitive with NY and Boston battling it out in the East...the Mariners and A's in the West...and probably the most competitive division will be the Central between The Sox, Twins, and Indians.

    I look forward to watching mucho baseball on the dish again this year. Good luck all you fantasy baseballers!
     
  7. Aaron Schmitt

    Aaron Schmitt Stunt Coordinator

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    I'll start off by saying I have been an M's fan from the time of their inception when I was 5 years old. I remember going to games when there were 8000 people in the stands. Talk about getting the best seats in the house for the price of gen admission, and now I can't even get/afford tickets. I'm no bandwagoner [​IMG]
    With that out of the way....
    NL:
    West: San Diego (my shocker for the year)
    Central: St. Louis
    East: Mets
    Wild Card: Atlanta
    NL Champs: Mets
    AL:
    West: Seattle
    Central: Minnesota (contract this!)
    East: Yankees
    Wild: Oakland
    AL Champs: Seattle (Oakland beats NY in 1st round of playoffs as revenge for losing Giambi [​IMG] )
    WS: Seattle. Finally (25 years of suffering ended)
    Aaron
     
  8. John Spencer

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    Well, as a lifelong Royals fan, I basically have no reason to watch after April.[​IMG]
    That being said, I love watching the games no matter who's playing. But I do hope that KC will make a good showing this year. Of course, they'd have to fire Tony "Loser" Muser. He must have naked pictures of the owners or something.
     
  9. Brian Kissinger

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    I'm in heaven. Opening day is finally here. Being a Reds fan, I'm quite excited at the prospect of putting a whirlwind season together, and finishing the year out of the cellar.[​IMG]
    I have no picks, I just like to sit back and be surprised. But, if by some crazy miracle, the Reds don't win the world series, I'm rooting for the Cubs.
    No matter what, baseball is here again. HOORAY!!
     
  10. Anthony Moore

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    Furcal, Sheffield, Jones, Jones, Castilla, Maddux, Smoltz, Marquis....looks like the Braves have another good shot this year. I cant wait!
     
  11. Mitty

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    Picking the winners already might be a bit premature, IMO... let's see how they PLAY first, shall we? [​IMG]
    /Mike
     
  13. Brian Perry

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    Brian,

    Unfortunately, I think it's safe to say the Reds are in for a long season. Joey Hamilton is your opening day pitcher??? The Cubs will have to abuse him today.
     
  14. RAF

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    In a nutshell:
    Yankees over the Cardinals in six games. Check back with me in November.
    In the meantime I've got to deal with the Dish Network which refuses to carry the YES network. Looks like there's a DirecTV in my future.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  15. Ryan L B

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    the os will finish dead last and jeeter the cheater and the yankeeies will finish 1st
     
  16. Mitty

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    Just saw the Patriots entire team throw out the first pitch(s) at Fenway. Now that must've been a thrill for those long suffering New England sports fans.

    Ahhhhhh, baseball is back.
     
  17. Jon Bell

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    Anyone having trouble with MLB audio today? I was listening to Phils vs. Atlanta and I got kicked off in the 4th inning.
     
  18. Shane Martin

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    Aaron,

    I was counting on someone to post their thoughts about the Mariners bandwagon comment I made. In all funny I made it to be sarcastic of last years' Yankees/Mariners discussion that was rather humorous at times but got out of hand.

     
  19. Aaron Schmitt

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    Shane: glad I could oblige. It did seem like there were a lot of insta-M's fans last year. It seems that way still, given that most of the tickets for the season are sold already (I think it's Seattle fan syndrome, the Seahawks used to be THE team here, but then they sucked for years and lost most of their fans. Same with the Sonics when they started losing in '98-99 or so, now the Sonics are winning and people are going to the games again). I'm just glad the Mariners are finally good, and have been for a few years now. Now if they could just come back against the Chi-Sox.

    Aaron
     
  20. Mark Pfeiffer

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    Mitty said:
     

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