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    Was a Cubs fan for 30 minutes tonight.

    Until they send this old guy to do 118 pitches and then, with the bases loaded, they take him off and the reliever gives up a grand slam with the team 2-4 down against the White Sox and a chance to level their record.

    Then realised I don't want to wait another 99 years.
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    The Jays have turned things around a bit here this season. And obviously as you all might know, being a Torontonian, I do cheer for the Jays. But anyways in a tough division with the Red Sox and Yanks almost gauranteed a spot every year in the playoffs, our chances are slim. However, we're improving each year because of the grand amount of money being spent by Ted Rogers on this franchise, except we had a bit of a bumpy start in this one. We had an amazing record last year, but what can ya do, the Red Sox and Yanks just won't let go of that playoff spot.

    Yankees as usual starting out crap, but will start owning later on to sneak division.

    Anyways, if you're looking for a team to cheer, cheer for the Jays . Even though BJ Ryan is injured for this season, I think we have a shot at it.

    Also, 3 reasons why Jays have a bright future and are destined to make it past the Sox and Yanks in the seasons to come...

    1) Great prospects coming through. Our Farm System is great.
    2) More money being spent every year by Ted Rogers.
    3) Jays recieve great support from the best fans on Earth .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbinator View Post
    The Jays have turned things around a bit here this season. And obviously as you all might know, being a Torontonian, I do cheer for the Jays. But anyways in a tough division with the Red Sox and Yanks almost gauranteed a spot every year in the playoffs, our chances are slim. However, we're improving each year because of the grand amount of money being spent by Ted Rogers on this franchise, except we had a bit of a bumpy start in this one.

    Anyways, if you're looking for a team to cheer, cheer for the Jays .
    Yeah, you lot have been unlucky with injuries, thats for sure. Expected Toronto to be decent threat but at 19-24 and the injuries it aint looking flash. Although with Boston playing out of their skins so far, and the AL Central being so strong, its hard to see any other team other than Boston going through to the playoffs from the East

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiWiNiNjA View Post
    Yeah, you lot have been unlucky with injuries, thats for sure. Expected Toronto to be decent threat but at 19-24 and the injuries it aint looking flash. Although with Boston playing out of their skins so far, and the AL Central being so strong, its hard to see any other team other than Boston going through to the playoffs from the East
    Nope you just can't leave out the Yankees. They'll make it no matter what. It's always been like this. Red Sox perform out of their skins in the first half, but Yankees turn up their game and somehow sneak past Boston.

    Mark my words, Yankees will make it for sure. And Boston will take wildcard.

    Hopefully I am wrong though...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbinator View Post
    Nope you just can't leave out the Yankees. They'll make it no matter what. It's always been like this. Red Sox perform out of their skins in the first half, but Yankees turn up their game and somehow sneak past Boston.

    Mark my words, Yankees will make it for sure. And Boston will take wildcard.
    Yeah, I'm normally the one tha delivers lines like that, but I dont think so this year. And i doubt that the wildcard will go to the East. The Central is just far to strong.

    But I spose its still only May. A long time till the calendar turns to September.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiWiNiNjA View Post
    Yeah, I'm normally the one tha delivers lines like that, but I dont think so this year. And i doubt that the wildcard will go to the East. The Central is just far to strong.

    But I spose its still only May. A long time till the calendar turns to September.
    Hmm yup. But I do hope you're right.

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    Unless the Yankees get some decent pitching, I'd have to agree with the sentiment they're out of the playoff race.
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    At least my team, the Braves are playing well this season. Need to sor out Anruw Jones' hitting and the back end of the starting rotation and we're October bound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roseboy64 View Post
    Unless the Yankees get some decent pitching, I'd have to agree with the sentiment they're out of the playoff race.
    The rookie who pitched for them today looked good. Clippard I think his name was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    The rookie who pitched for them today looked good. Clippard I think his name was.
    With Clemens, Mussina, Wang, Pettite they have 4 awesome SP's (Pavano will be on the DL most of the season, you watch). If they just stay healthy i doubt they will need most of these young guys who are starting (Rasner, De Salvo, Clippard, Hughes, Karstens etc). Great to see the Yanks paid 40mil to negotiate with Igawa only to send him down to the minors. Even if he was the ace on my Japanese team, the Hanshin Tigers, he sold his soul the minute he donned pinstripes.

    Hopefully they continue to be injury plagued, just for insurance

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    Schilling's pitching for the BoSox and they're down 5-0 in the 3rd against NYY! Incredible.

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    Ouch. Our telecast isn't live, and doesn't start till 2am, so I'll have to wait to see it. hope the BoSox manage to pull it back.

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    Mariners finally get back to over .500. Ichiro on a 19 game hit streak.

    Boston at 33-15, 11 game lead (11.5 over the Yanks ). They are running away with the AL East, cant see them not winning it. There top of the rotation in Schilling, Beckett, Matsuzaka is awesome and Wakefield aint to shabby either.

    Cleveland and Detroit slugging it out in the Central. Look for Detroit to win the division, Cleveland to taper off second half and end up in a fight for the WC with ChiSox.

    Over to the Senior circuit, Mets and Braves still the best two teams. Milwaukee are slumping big time, leaving the central wide open. St Louis still dire. And the West, well, its wide open as always. Still think the Dodgers are the best in the division, but cant count out the much improved D-Backs or the Padres (if they can start hitting), or even the geriatric Giants

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiWiNiNjA View Post
    or even the geriatric Giants

    It's funny because it's true.

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    OK, tried to find a likeable baseball team now...

    1) Eliminate all AL teams. They play with the DH and I'll have to endure 140 games with the DH if I support them. Not on, even though I'll be royally frustrated every time the starting pitcher comes to bat at the bottom of the fifth trailing 2-0, two outs, and bases loaded.

    Cubs - lovable losers, managed to choke when I tried to support them, everyone likes them
    Reds - history, but the market size of a gnat's behind
    Astros - it's frigging Texas...
    Brewers - Selig
    Pirates - see Reds
    Cardinals - defending World champions, would be glory-hunting
    Braves - Liam supports them, plus Georgia's a Southern hole
    Marlins - Play in a yankball stadium and Miami don't really want the team
    Phillies - SS lives there.
    Nationals - stole the Expos' place.
    Mets - destined to be small fish in the Yankees' pond.
    Rockies - the thought of endless grand slams against when leading 6-4 at home...
    Dodgers - tossed out the number-crunchers after two years, unbalanced ownership, no direction, should have stayed in Brooklyn
    Padres - won the division twice in a row, clearly too successful
    Giants - Barry Bonds

    That leaves Arizona. Solid but not too much resources, people like baseball, they've ben struggling recently but don't have too tough a division, rebuilding for the future after spending over their heads so won't do that again, they'll have the opportunity to strike out Barry Bonds every so often, I had a really nice teacher from Arizona...

    Deal. Go the Diamondbacks.

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