Friday, October 31, 2008

Well, I Got That One Wrong

Congrats to the Phillies.

Man, that's gonna stick in the craw of the Mets all winter. LOL!

You know, after Game 5 of the ALCS, the Rays kinda reverted to the Devil Rays, you know? They really sucked in this series. What the hell happened?

I wouldn't be surprised if the Rays don't repeat as a playoff team. They have the stink of "one and done" to me, like the Rockies and the Tigers.


Fans gesture to Philadelphia Phillies' Shane Victorino as the Phillies head down Broad Street during a victory parade in downtown Philadelphia Friday Oct. 31, 2008. Thousands of spectators packed downtown for Friday's parade celebrating the Phillies World Series victory against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

World Series Predictions

I say Rays in 6. Their pitching is stronger. Also, the Phillies' ballpark works against them against a team like the Rays that hits a lot of home runs. I expect at least one game in Philly will have a football score like 14-10, or something like that.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Playoff Predictions: Round 2

Well, I got three of the four division series winners right. But I did say that the Cubs were the Cubs. What the hell is the matter with that team? They played tight. And the Angels? They played like $#!@. How come they never played so poorly vs. the Yankees?

Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays: The only thing standing between the hated BoSox and back-to-back World Series championships are the Rays. I pray that the Rays beat them. I’m sick of Red Sox and their front runner “fans.” Rays in 6. But they REALLY need to win the first two games at home.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies: Don’t look now, but the Dodgers look like they’re gonna pull an ’06 Cardinals on everybody. My head says the Phillies are a better team, but my gut says the Dodgers are going to pull this off. Dodgers in 7.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Playoff Predictions: First Round

Brewers vs. Phillies: I like both these teams. There are nice young stars on both squads. I feel that the Phillies have the edge since they were in the playoffs last years and they have an idea what went wrong. Also, Sabathia can’t start game 1, and Sheets is done for the year, so those are big minuses for the Brewers. I’d say Phillies in 4, but I wouldn’t be sad if the Brewers managed to pull this off.

Dodgers vs. Cubs: The Cubs have much better pitching and the home field advantage, but they are the Cubs. This is essentially the same squad that got swept last year by the Diamondbacks, and that shouldn’t have happened. Manny is motivated, and that’s dangerous. But Joe Torre hasn’t gotten out of the first round of the playoffs since 2004. It would be interesting if he did so now, eh? But I say Cubs in 5.

Red Sox vs. Angels: I hate the Red Sox, but the Angels will probably find a way to lose this series. The Angels haven’t played a meaningful game all year, and I think some of their guys are hurt, but not as bad as last year with Garret Anderson getting pink eye, of all things. I’d like the Angels to win this one, but I’ll reluctantly say Red Sox in 5.

White Sox vs. Rays: The White Sox suck. The way they played down the stretch was pitiful. I was sad that the Twins lost yesterday, but either team is inferior to the Rays. The Rays have better pitching and younger, more athletic players. The only thing that could stop them would be if they get psyched out, or their manager, who has never managed an important game, drops the ball. Rays in 4.