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on: April 07, 2015, 06:19:38 AM

Opening day has come and gone, and the media seems to think that the Braves would save everyone the time and trouble if we just went out and shot ourselves. Me, I'm for wasting sportswriters' time. So I figured we ought to hang around for a while and see if we can give 'em all a nice big shitburger to eat!

Crazy Predictions for the Divisions:

NL West - Rockies
NL East - Braves
NL Central - Brewers
NL WCs - Cardinals, Dodgers

AL West - Oakland
AL Central - Chicago White Sox
AL East - Baltimore
AL WCs - Detroit, Toronto

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Reply #1 on: April 07, 2015, 10:01:51 AM

I watched about half of the Cubs-Cards opener. I can't for the life of me see how the sports media is picking the Cubs to contend. Just... no. Sure we have a shitload of great prospects but when we can't score even 1 against a top pitcher despite getting like 13 runners in scoring position, I'm thinking... not. Of course, it's just one game, and we decided to fuck Kris Bryant out of a year of free agency by having him dick around in the minors for 12 fucking days but WHO NEEDS 12 WINS, AMIRITE?

Seriously, it really ought to be against the rules for clubs to jerk a guy around like that simply so they can save themselves a year of free agency. That kind of rules lawyering bullshit really pisses me off.

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Reply #2 on: April 07, 2015, 10:03:43 AM

Man, I remember when I was a kid opening day was a huge deal.  Nowadays I forget it's even coming.
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Reply #3 on: April 07, 2015, 11:04:06 AM

NL West- Dodgers
NL Central- Cardinals
NL East- Nationals

WCs- Cubs, Padres

AL West- Mariners
AL Central- Tigers
AL East- Blue Jays

WCs- Angels, Indians

Should be an interesting season. A lot of long dormant (shitty) teams have at least partially unfucked themselves. Hope we see a bunch of unfamiliar faces in October/November.

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Reply #4 on: April 07, 2015, 12:04:55 PM

Predicting the Rockies is indeed crazy.

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Reply #5 on: April 07, 2015, 12:08:54 PM

Predicting the Rockies is indeed crazy.

I just get tired of everyone predicting the Dodgers and went rogue.

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Reply #6 on: April 07, 2015, 12:24:43 PM

Yeah but the Rockies will be fighting with Arizona for 4th place, IMO. (Probably the Giants odd year spiral their way down there too.) The Padres look like the team to pick if you're bored with LA to me.

(I gave you a pass on the Braves pick.)

Mine:

NL West: LA (sigh)
NL Central: St. Louis
NL East: Washington
WC: Pittsburgh, Miami

AL West: LA (sigh)
AL Central: Cleveland
AL East: Toronto
WC: Seattle, Boston

NL Cy Young: Kershaw (sigh)
AL Cy Young: Hernandez (finally gets to be on a pretty good team)

NL MVP: Stanton (spin that stupid fish statue)
AL MVP: Trout (he's going to win like 7 of these)

NL RotY: Kris Bryant
AL RotY: Aaron Sanchez

The AL is *much* harder to pick than the NL this year. Should be some really good races in all 3 divisions.

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Reply #7 on: April 07, 2015, 12:34:24 PM

Those are indeed some crazy predictions, Paelos.  I'm maybe onboard with the White Sox in the AL Central, but I think you're likely to go 0/6 on division champs this year.

NL West: LA
NL Central: St. Louis
NL East: Washington
WC: Pittsburgh, San Diego (though I'm torn on Miami, it will be close)

AL West: Seattle
AL Central: Cleveland
AL East: Boston
WC: LA, Oakland

I agree with Ingmar about the AL being much harder to predict.  Bet there's much more separation between the wild card teams and the bottom dwellers in the NL.
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Reply #8 on: April 07, 2015, 01:16:30 PM

Almost everyone is picking Nationals, Dodgers, Cardinals. They can't be right two years in a row. Just can't. I refuse to believe all three will win again.

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Reply #9 on: April 07, 2015, 02:39:06 PM

Unfortunately, I don't see any of the NL East making any kind of push on the Nats without a lot of injuries to the Nats. Same goes for the Cards. Dodgers I'm not entirely sure about but I'd certainly put them ahead of the Rockies, Padres and Dbacks.

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Reply #10 on: April 09, 2015, 12:14:33 PM

Braves sweep, confuse everyone!

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Reply #11 on: April 09, 2015, 02:09:54 PM

Customary Go Tribe! before they are out of the race. (in about 4 weeks)

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Reply #12 on: April 09, 2015, 02:20:05 PM

Customary Go Tribe! before they are out of the race. (in about 4 weeks)

Hey, two of us picked Cleveland to win the Central so far.

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Reply #13 on: April 09, 2015, 03:04:14 PM

If you're by a TV, turn Cleveland-Houston on now if you can.

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Reply #14 on: April 10, 2015, 06:22:09 AM

Braves home opener is today against the Mets. I really want this month of April to go well for the Braves so we get over the rebuilding hump, and the Nationals can basically tank if they are so inclined. Washington is just unlikable from every aspect to me. Bryce Harper being tops on that list, but Strasburg isn't far behind.

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Reply #15 on: April 10, 2015, 07:55:32 AM

Maybe, but the Nats are pretty fun to go see live.  Looking forward to a few games next week.
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Reply #16 on: April 12, 2015, 09:54:49 AM

Braves home opener is today against the Mets. I really want this month of April to go well for the Braves so we get over the rebuilding hump, and the Nationals can basically tank if they are so inclined. Washington is just unlikable from every aspect to me. Bryce Harper being tops on that list, but Strasburg isn't far behind.
I've been out of touch with baseball since I started living abroad.  What's wrong with Strasburg?

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Reply #17 on: April 12, 2015, 12:48:02 PM

The national media wants Strasburg to be one of the best pitchers in the game sooooooooooooooooooooo badly. They cover his starts and talk about him a good bit.

But in reality? He's a good frontline starter right now, and I don't even believe he's the best pitcher on the Nationals. Yet he gets so much talk. It's annoying.

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Reply #18 on: April 12, 2015, 08:58:49 PM

But he makes the ball do crazy things!

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Reply #19 on: April 12, 2015, 11:27:19 PM

I hate Fernando Rodney. That is all.

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Reply #20 on: April 13, 2015, 06:16:54 AM

Bartolo Colon got his first RBI in 10 years off the Braves to help the Mets win by a run.

I can't help but love the man regardless of his team. He's a treasure slathered in cheese dip.

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Reply #21 on: April 14, 2015, 06:03:58 AM

Tried to get to the game last night, made it 10 minutes in the seats when we had a 30m rain delay. Watched 3 innings of baseball, another rain delay. By then it was 9:30 and the game wasn't going to even get started until at least 10. I left. Braves won.

6-1 now, keep it rolling!

Plus the Nats lost

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Reply #22 on: April 14, 2015, 11:23:37 AM

I was lucky enough to see Bartolo Colon strike out bunting twice last year.  Love that man.
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Reply #23 on: April 15, 2015, 12:28:44 PM

Giants are living down to my expectations thus far.

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Reply #24 on: April 15, 2015, 12:32:31 PM

It would ruin our winning strategy if we did good this year!  All hail having a shitty season on odd number years!

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Reply #25 on: April 15, 2015, 01:25:48 PM

I hate Fernando Rodney. That is all.
Ohhhhh, I see.

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Reply #26 on: April 15, 2015, 01:45:27 PM

Braves are proving their 4-5 starters wouldn't be starting anywhere else. Roger McDowell better have a ton of magic dust in that bag of his.

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Reply #27 on: April 15, 2015, 01:54:08 PM

Customary Go Tribe! before they are out of the race. (in about 4 weeks)

3 more weeks to go and well on our way...   Ohhhhh, I see.

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Reply #28 on: April 20, 2015, 07:44:43 PM

I may have overestimated the Brewers.

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Reply #29 on: May 17, 2015, 10:31:01 AM

So apparently the Cubs are competitive this season. They might even be a playoff contender, if they can ever find anyone worth a shit in their bullpen.

Also, Kris Bryant is the real deal, and Anthony Rizzo's contract is STILL insanely club-friendly. I mean, the Cubs have him for a total of 9 years with options for a total of like $72 million or some ridiculously low number. For a guy who'll likely settle in at .280 with 20-30 HR's and 100+ RBI's a season, plays decent defense and bats left-handed. HOW THE FUCK DID THAT HAPPEN?

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Reply #30 on: June 02, 2015, 05:16:34 PM

Watching the Cubs play the Marlins in Miami. Holy shit, that is one expensive empty ass stadium.

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Reply #31 on: June 02, 2015, 06:36:19 PM

Watching the Cubs play the Marlins in Miami. Holy shit, that is one expensive empty ass stadium.

I haven't wished anyone dead yet, but the Marlins owner will be in the top 10 if I ever do.

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Reply #32 on: June 02, 2015, 08:14:35 PM

Lloyd McClendon finally lost his fucking mind and got ejected. Hopefully that will wake his goddamned club up.

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Reply #33 on: June 03, 2015, 05:24:29 AM

Seattle shouldn't be as shitty as they are. I mean FFS the Astros are leading that division. I feel like I'm taking crazy pills.

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Reply #34 on: June 03, 2015, 06:44:07 AM

Stop using Fernando Rodney as a closer and that'll help.

Last week, I tried to talk my family into going to a baseball game while we were visiting San Francisco and we couldn't make it work.  So instead, I was sitting in a hotel lobbey when Madison Bumgarner hit a home run off Clayton Kershaw.
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