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Postby HiddenIdentity » Mon Oct 03, 2005 1:15 am

blankman wrote:
kingctb27 wrote:
BronXBombers51 wrote:
New York Yankees over Houston Astros; 7 games- In a 7 game thriller that pits aces Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte against their former team, the New York Yankees, the Yankees will overcome and win for the 27th time in franchise history. The incredible Houston pitching will push this series to the brink of the 7th game, but 3 incredible pitching performances from Randy Johnson, coupled with the gritty Yankee lineup, will be enough to overcome the 'Stros.


Who would have thought that. ;-7

And you aren't going to say Boston ;-7

Actually, I'm not. I say the Astro's beat the Angels.
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Re: Please ANGELS win!

Postby dyuen87 » Mon Oct 03, 2005 1:16 am

SonsofSlam04 wrote:If there is a god, The Angels will pummel the Yanks. I am so sick and tired of the store bought pennants the Yankees continue to purchase! Angels in 4 PLEASE!

:-b another whiner. it's business man. you spend money you earn money. if you were steinbrenner what would you do? it's simple economic rules man. attract customers, make money. you're funny. keep praying. :-D
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Postby mweir145 » Mon Oct 03, 2005 1:29 am


Yankees beat Angels 3-2

Red Sox beat White Sox 3-2


Cardinals beat Padres 3-1

Astros beat Braves 3-1

Next Round


Yankees beat Red Sox 4-2


Astros beat Cardinals 4-2

World Series

Astros beat Yankees 4-1
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Postby JTWood » Mon Oct 03, 2005 8:04 am

What does everyone think of the distinct possibility that this year's LCS's could be exact replica's of last year's in terms of teams playing?
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Oct 03, 2005 8:42 am

LAA over NYY in 5
ChiSox over Sox in 4

LAA over ChiSox in 5

Cards over Pads in 4.
Stros over Braves in 3.

Cards over Stros in 6

Cards sweep the Angels in the Series
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Postby raiders_umpire » Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:49 am

i will stay with my prediction of earlier in the year except that the angels are in instead of the A's

I previously wrote a few months back wrote:
Boston verse Chicago--- Boston in 4
New York verse Oakland--- New York in 5

Boston verse New York--- Boston in 7, as RJ and rivera blow game 7 at New York

St. Louis verse San Diego--- St. Louis in 3
Atlanta verse Houston--- Houston in 5,,, but the first game of clemens verse smoltz will go down as one of the greatest games in playoff history

St. Louis verse Houston--- Houston in 7,,,, Clemens wins game 7 in dominating fashion

Houston verse Boston--- Houston and the Rocket and oswalt whoop up on the Red Sox.... Houston in 6.....

only 2 things wrong with this,,,, the angels beat out the A's for the AL West and smoltz and clemens will not be matching up in game 1........ but I still stick with the Astros and Sox in the World Series

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Postby blankman » Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:26 am

We all know that pitching wins championships and when you look at the Astros, they have just that. I really think they are the most dangerous team in this whole thing.
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Postby nsulham » Mon Oct 03, 2005 11:16 am

I dunno, I just don't see any standout teams this season that you can point to and say "That's the team to beat" and feel supremely confident about it.

Boston- Obviously have the bats but unless Schill miraculously becomes the Schill of old, forget about it with that pitching. ALCS probably and that's it (and I'm even hesitant to pick them that far).

Chicago- Solid lineup and pitching but which White Sox team shows up? The one that dominated the AL through July or the one that almost blew a 16-game lead? I wouldn't trust an inexperienced Jenks at the end of a ballgame either.

Anaheim- If they had any sort of offense other than Vlad they'd be my pick to come out of the AL. The pitching is there, particularly the bullpen, but if Torre/Francona/Guillen are smart, they'll pitch around Vlad and take their chances with the other guys.

New York- Like Boston, obviously the lineup is there. The question to me is the pitching. Randy, ok sure, but seriously, someone explain Chacon and Small to me. How in the hell did that happen? I know Small's not in the playoff rotation but still. Anyway, Moose isn't the same and I'm not sure I'd trust Chacon/Wang in the postseason, plus the bridge to get Gordon/Mo is basically non-existent.

Atlanta- Just too many youngsters to have faith in on the big stage. Plus Smoltz is dinged up and the closing situation isn't exactly rock solid.

Houston- Almost a mirror image of Anaheim. Clemens/Petitte/Oswalt can be dominate and with Lidge at the end they're about as dangerous as it gets. I just question the offense and the bridge to Lidge. Obviously if they got the WC they can score and with those pitchers you don't need to score a lot (although Roger might question that) but still, I'd feel a lot better about picking them if I saw more from the offense.

St. Louis- At first thought they'd be the chic pick but Carp hasn't been the same guy lately and Mulder you just never know about. After that, who knows? The offense is capable of carrying them but it's the pitching that concerns me.

San Diego- Almost no one outside of the Padre homers are giving them a shot but with Peavy starting 2 games they at least have a fighter's chance.....but probably not.

Truthfully I have no idea. That's what makes October so special. You can't predict this stuff. If I trusted any of the Yankee starters other than Randy, sadly, they'd probably be my pick. But as is, I'd probably say Houston or St. Louis with a slight lean to Houston. Either way I think an NL king is being crowned this year.
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Postby jzfran » Mon Oct 03, 2005 4:27 pm


Sox over Chicago in 4
Yanks over Angels in 5

Sox vs. Yanks--I'm not gonna jinx my team...too close to call

Cards over Padres in 5-Peavy wins the 2 for SD
Houston over Braves in 5-Will Andruw Jones heat up or will he go back to his [re-2005 form?

Cards over Sox/Yanks in 6-Both AL teams are in my opinion weaker than they were last year. The Cards are hot, with good pitching and a sick offense.
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