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    We will be as optimistic here as it is possible to be about our favorite teams, convinced that they can win it all until they either win the World Series or are mathematically eliminated. Then, there's always next year.
    "Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a communist."

    - Alvin Dark

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    I'm always optimistic here at this time of the year. why not?

    hope ALWAYS springs eternal. i think its a prerequisite for being a cubs fan.

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    • #3
      I remember watching the last Dodger game of the year. It was the 8th or 9th inning. Vin was talking about how baseball is like the seasons. It begins in the spring, when everything is new and reborn. It thrives in the dead heat of summer, and ends in autumm, when everything dies down and prepares for winter.

      That being said, I can't wait for March 31st!
      Originally posted by bhss89
      "Hi. My name is John. I'd like you to meet my fastball. Can you catch up to it?
      Didn't think so. I'll see you again tomorrow night around the top of the ninth."
      Originally posted by ChineseDemocracy
      Why can't they just air the doubleheaders? Those programs aimed at children are crap anyway.

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      • #4
        My team, the Yankees, I believe really have a good chance of WS glory. My other teams on the other hand, one is defunct, and the other has not won the WS for a record amount of years....
        MySpace Codes

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        • #5
          Originally posted by stejay View Post
          My team, the Yankees, I believe really have a good chance of WS glory. My other teams on the other hand, one is defunct, and the other has not won the WS for a record amount of years....
          I've heard people saying the Cubs have a good chance this year. As for the Yankees, their biggest factor are Hughes, Kennedy, and Joba. If they perform well, the Yankees have a very good chance
          Originally posted by bhss89
          "Hi. My name is John. I'd like you to meet my fastball. Can you catch up to it?
          Didn't think so. I'll see you again tomorrow night around the top of the ninth."
          Originally posted by ChineseDemocracy
          Why can't they just air the doubleheaders? Those programs aimed at children are crap anyway.

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          • #6
            Okay, going by Win Shares, if every starting position player who has played a full season matches their career best, and Michael Bourn and J. R. Towles get, let's say, 10 Win Shares, that's 159 Win Shares right off the bat, or 53 wins. Now let's say we get solid pitching. That's another 90 win shares, or 30 wins. Finally, let's add 45 Win Shares from the bench. That's 15 wins. We're a 98 win team baby! That'll destroy the NL Central. The 2008 World Series Champions: Your Houston Astros!
            "Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a communist."

            - Alvin Dark

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            • #7
              Originally posted by blacksilverfan12 View Post
              I've heard people saying the Cubs have a good chance this year. As for the Yankees, their biggest factor are Hughes, Kennedy, and Joba. If they perform well, the Yankees have a very good chance
              The Hardball Times had a brief mention of Joba, and said we should expect him to regress. Big time.
              "Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a communist."

              - Alvin Dark

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              • #8
                Time the revive this thread, because our teams are all alive right now.

                Yes, the 'Stros got shut out, but there were some bright spots. Out of the four hits the Astros got off Peavy and company, three came from new guys Miguel Tejada (2), and Michael Bourn. Berkman has a .000 BA, but a .500 OBP. Plus, we were playing in Petco against last year's NL Cy Young Winner. Some offensive struggles should be expected. We'll come around. Oswalt pitched well, 6 K, 1 BB, 0 HRA, but saw a lot of balls fall in for hits, suggesting a bit of bad luck. I'm getting this from stats, the game wasn't televised where I am. Maybe someone can fill in the details. But we can bounce back. We may be 0-1, but it's gonna take a lot more than that to take us out of this race.
                "Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a communist."

                - Alvin Dark

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                • #9
                  http://www.fangraphs.com/plays.aspx?...am=Padres&dh=0

                  This game log is wicked cool. Pence hits the game tying single in the top of the ninth, then Berkman launches a three run shot to give the Astros a 9-6 lead they would not relinquish. Okay, yes, the Astros lost today, putting them at 1-3. But what is 1-3? It means nothing. I expect to see a 22 game winning streak soon, just like the Rockets had.
                  "Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a communist."

                  - Alvin Dark

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by AstrosFan View Post
                    The Hardball Times had a brief mention of Joba, and said we should expect him to regress. Big time.
                    Not from the little, I have seen from Joba, so far.

                    My teams have only scored 13 runs Rockies(5)/Yankees(8) but that will change soon. If not, good effort is all I expect.

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                    • #11
                      If the O's continue to play at this pace, then the string of losing seasons will come to an end. 81-81, here we come!

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                      • #12
                        Ok, Who thought that the only team to have a 3-0 record at this point would be Kansas? I know its early, but damn thats still a bit of a oddity.

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