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2004 ML Baseball Playoff Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Patrick Sun, Oct 5, 2004.

  1. Patrick Sun

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    Okay, 8 teams, all with a good shot of getting hot and taking home the World Series trophy. Here are the first round match-ups:

    AL:

    Minnesota vs. New York
    Boston vs. Anaheim

    NL:

    Los Angeles vs. St. Louis
    Houston vs. Atlanta

    Who's your pick to win each series, and to win it all?

    Please keep all playoff-related discussion in this thread. Thanks.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    3 games are on tap for today:

    1 p.m. EDT
    LA vs. St Louis

    4 p.m. EDT
    Boston vs. Anaheim

    8 p.m. EDT
    Minnesota vs. NY
     
  3. Jeff Gatie

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    I never make predictions. I'm a Red Sox fan and I know better.:b
     
  4. Shane Martin

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    Please note: I'm a Dodger Fan

    Predictions:

    Minnesota over New York in 4. Pitching Rules here.
    Boston over Anaheim in 5. This was a coin flip.

    Houston over Atlanta in 4: Roger Clemens enough said [​IMG]
    St Louis over LA in 5: Lots of close games. I don't think the Dodger pitching staff has this much left in their tanks. I could be wrong(hope).

    CS:
    Minnesota over Boston in 6.
    Houston over St Louis in 7.

    Houston over Minnesota for the title. If Jack McKleon can lead his team to a championship, so can Phil Garner

    This are my out of left field picks.
     
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    You mean the Rockies didn't make it to the playoffs??????

    Well, my picks:
    Minnesota over NY in 4
    Boston over Anaheim in 5

    Houston over ATL in 5
    St Louis over LA in 4

    Boston over Minnesota in 7
    St Louis over Houston in 4

    St Louis over Boston in 7 (St Louis will win on some fluky play in extra innings thus re-confirming the curse for another year)
     
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    I'll be at the 1st Yanks/Minnesota game. Can't wait [​IMG]
     
  7. Casey Trowbridg

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    New York over Minnesota in 4.
    Anaheim over Boston in 5

    Atlanta over Houston in 4 (Houston's never won a playoff series, I like that trend)
    St. Louis over L.A. in 5

    Anaheim over New York in 6
    St. Louis over Atlanta in 7

    Anaheim over St. Louis in 6.
     
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    Good article on ESPN.com today about Red Sox history; please read this before making any dumbass "Curse" comments.

    Predictions:

    New York over Minnesota in 4
    Boston over Anaheim in 4 (although a Sox playoff series that doesn't go the maximum seems wrong)

    St. Louis over Los Angeles in 4
    Atlanta over Houston in 5

    Boston over New York in 7
    St. Louis over Atlanta in 6

    The World Series goes seven games, ending on Halloween, but I won't begin to guess how.
     
  9. Patrick Sun

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    I'm going to be a homer here:

    DS:

    Cards over Dodgers in 4
    Braves over Astros in 5

    Twins over Yankees in 5
    Red Sox over Angels in 4

    CS:

    Braves over Cards in 7
    Red Sox over Twins in 6

    WS:

    Braves over Red Sox in 6

    (I know I'm dreaming...Vegas has the Braves with the worst odds of winning it all, like 10-1 or 12-1)
     
  10. Mike OConnell

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    Predictions:

    New York over Minnesota in 3
    Boston over Anaheim in 5

    St. Louis over Los Angeles in 5
    Houston over Atlanta in 4

    Boston over New York in 7
    St. Louis over Houston in 6

    Boston over St. Louis in 7

    To bad we have to endure watching the Yankees every night on TV. Can't they please show another matchup instead of the Yanks every year! I realize they are the largest market, but I would much rather watch any of the other three series in the first round.

    Mike
     
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    Sorry for making such a "dumbass" statement. Please accept my humble apology. Geez.
     
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    Remember, this is Baseball, the Playoffs, and the Red Sox. Nothing is more serious for fans of the Olde Towne Team. I suggest you tread lightly and be afraid...be very afraid. [​IMG]
     
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    Ok here are my picks.

    LA over St. Louis
    Anaheim over Boston
    New York over Minnesota
    Houston over Atlanta

    Now here is what I would like to see.

    Atlanta over Houston in three.

    Boston over Anaheim

    New York over Minnesota (Besides Angles and Twins fans who doesn't want to see a Yankees vs Sox ALCS?)

    LA over St. Louis
     
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    It would mean this thread is 1/2 as large as last year's if the Sox don't face the Yanks in the ALCS. Something about the greatest rivalry in sports that gets the juices going. Must say it was usually good natured in here with just a few personal attacks last year. Let's try to up the ante this year. Good luck to all (except Yankee fans, may you all burn in hell [​IMG] ).
     
  15. Patrick Sun

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    The Cards are taking care of business in Game 1 against the Dodgers.
     
  16. Ted Todorov

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    I take no position on the Curse, but judging from a recent Pedro Martinez interview (after losing to the Yankees), the Sox are totally psyched out already. The Yankees starting pitching is in pretty bad shape right now, so it's hard to pick them, but the winner won't be the Sox.

    Ted
     
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    Cardinals! [​IMG]
     
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    Chone Figgins sucks.
     
  19. Casey Trowbridg

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    You know for personal reasons, if I had it my way it would be Atlanta over Minnesota in the world series.

    I'm a Braves fan, my dad is a Twins fan...in fact we share no common teams so I always hope mine can beat his when it counts.

    1991 must be avenged.

    Of the early games and I've watched neither up to this point, but I can't say I'm surprised by the way they've gone.
     
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    Here we go:

    Yanks/Twins: Yanks in 4 (sucks because I have tickets to game 5)
    Sox/Angels: Angels in 5

    Braves/Astros: Braves in 5
    Cardinals/Dodgers: Cards in 3

    Yanks/Angels: Yanks in 7
    Cards/Braves: Cards in 6 (sorry Casey)

    Yanks/Cards: Yanks in 5

    That's how I see's it, best of luck to all..... Go Yanks!
     

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