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ALDS - Rays vs. Astros (See Predictions for Twins vs. Yankees.)

Tampa Bay in 5
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Tampa Bay in 4
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Tampa Bay in 3
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Houston in 3
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Houston in 4
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Houston in 5
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Voting closed: October 04, 2019, 11:37:25 PM


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Yankguy1

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Re: American League
« Reply #480 on: September 12, 2018, 09:47:25 PM »

Sometimes I think your Kid moniker has nothing to do with Gary Carter.
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Re: American League
« Reply #481 on: September 12, 2018, 10:02:06 PM »

its funny considering I've watched this game for over 60 years that from time to time I still see something I've never seen before.
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« Reply #482 on: September 12, 2018, 10:05:24 PM »

its funny considering I've watched this game for over 60 years that from time to time I still see something I've never seen before.

What did I miss? I had work between when they scored their run and the last two pitches of the game.
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« Reply #483 on: September 12, 2018, 10:17:23 PM »

Perhaps you had seen it before. I thought you were a younger man.
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« Reply #484 on: September 12, 2018, 10:30:14 PM »

Perhaps you had seen it before. I thought you were a younger man.

I was a younger man.

Now I'm not.

The 100th win?
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« Reply #485 on: September 12, 2018, 10:36:09 PM »

Perhaps you had seen it before. I thought you were a younger man.

I was a younger man.

Now I'm not.

The 100th win?

Yup.

My kid just texted me with a "Woohoo!"

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Re: American League
« Reply #486 on: September 13, 2018, 04:42:17 PM »

Congrats to the Red Sox on a great season. That World Championship is becoming the norm at Fenway, isn't it?

Wait.

The season's not over?

No playoff games have been played?

Okay.

Well congrats for making the playoffs, despite the weak division, of course.
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« Reply #487 on: September 13, 2018, 05:59:57 PM »

I think the discussion was about winning 100 games in the regular season.

I'm pretty sure there wasn't any talk of post-season victories.

Little premature.

although a few weeks ago there was some chatter about some parallels to the '78 season.

I think it was based more on hoped for future schadefreude. But that's just speculation. 

Since only the Phillies have fallen out of the post-season race,

As to the weak AL East, as is more often the case than not there are 3 pretty good teams in the division, one eh team in Canada and the Orioles who are having a miserable season.

So far the Sox are playing .721 ball in the division, but just .636 vs the AL West and only .600 vs the AL Central.

Of course that relative weakness is offset by the .824 (14-3) they have achieved vs the NL East. 

But the season's not over yet as they still have 3 against the Mets.

   
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Re: American League
« Reply #488 on: September 13, 2018, 06:03:08 PM »

Speaking of the Mets, David Wright to call it quits, after one last cameo appearance to say goodbye.

He seemed like a good guy and destined for a potential HoF career.

I hope someone grooves one for him.
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Re: American League
« Reply #489 on: September 14, 2018, 12:00:44 AM »

Sox 55 games over for first time in 106 years.

« Last Edit: September 14, 2018, 09:03:31 AM by kiidcarter8 »
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« Reply #490 on: September 14, 2018, 02:07:40 AM »

Sox 55 games over for first tome in 106 years.

Not true.

They reached 56 games over twice in the 1946 campaign.
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« Reply #491 on: September 14, 2018, 02:44:57 AM »

Congrats to the Red Sox on a great season. That World Championship is becoming the norm at Fenway, isn't it?

Wait.

The season's not over?

No playoff games have been played?

Okay.

Well congrats for making the playoffs, despite the weak division, of course.

Your irrelevant comment about the playoffs has already been responded to.

Duh, after the last two seasons we know very well that the playoffs are their own thing.

100 wins still doesn't happen often.


But your final comment is just jerky. I presume it's your usual chain-yanking. (Sorry, Yank!)

Nonetheless, a couple facts for you:

The Red Sox have won 61.3% of games against teams above .500 this season
They've won 76.1% against teams below .500.

Their rate against above .500 teams is good enough to win 99 games in a full season.

Only 4 teams in the AL have winning records against the teams with winning records. The Yankees have the second highest percentage, with Houston third, and Seattle fourth. Houston's won two more such games, while losing twelve more. Cleveland's got a 42.6% winning percentage against them.

Weak division? Houston's 14-13 against the AL East. Only 3 other external teams had a winning record against the ALE, and only Oakland had a very good record.

Of course, only three teams outside the ALW had winning records against them - but all three were ALE teams. (Only one outside team had a losing record against the ALC!)

The strongest NL record against .500+ teams won about 56%.

Yeah, your need to put down whatever the Red Sox have accomplished is duly noted.

As usual.

And wrongheaded, as is often, but not always, the case.
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Re: American League
« Reply #492 on: September 14, 2018, 09:04:58 AM »

Well....

I think what Utley means is

CONGRATS for making 100 wins a thing.

Yawn.

Its flags that count.
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Re: American League
« Reply #493 on: September 14, 2018, 01:22:56 PM »

True enough. Without a World Series title you are the 2p01 Seattle Pilots or the 2017 Cleveland Indians.
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« Reply #494 on: September 14, 2018, 01:34:32 PM »

or the most famous example 1954 Indians.

But the premise its "only flags count: is BS.

Most of us are watch and enjoy a sports where our teams rarely win a championship.

but we keep on watching, knowing there is only a modest chance of a champioship.

IMO its the game, skills, real drama, unscripted suspense and the sport.

The flag is a bonus.

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