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Opening Day 2011: MLB  
User currently offlinetexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4264 posts, RR: 52
Posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1164 times:

It is the best time of year once again! Opening Day! The day when all our teams have the same record and the same theoretical chance of winning. After watching some of the Ken Burns baseball documentary and Field of Dreams last night, I am more than ready! So let's have your predictions!

AL East
Boston
New York
Toronto
Tampa
Baltimore

AL Central
Detroit
Chicago
Minnesota
Cleveland
Kansas City

AL West
Texas
Oakland
Anaheim
Seattle

NL East
Philly
Atlanta
Florida
New York
Washington

NL Central
Reds
Brewers
Cardinals
Astros
Chicago
Pittsburgh

NL West
Colorado
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Arizona
San Diego

Wild Cards: New York Yankees, San Francisco

Boston v Detroit
Texas v New York
Philly v San Fran
Reds v Colorado

Boston v Texas
Philly v Colorado

Texas v Philly

Texas in 6

People told me I was dreaming with the Rangers last year, too, when I predicted them to make the World Series (Drew!) and that the Angels would run away with the West. Looks like the hand is on the other foot now!  

Good luck to all! Except the Angels!

Texan


"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
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User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7127 posts, RR: 87
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1149 times:

Quoting texan (Thread starter):
People told me I was dreaming with the Rangers last year, too, when I predicted them to make the World Series (Drew!) and that the Angels would run away with the West. Looks like the hand is on the other foot now!

I'm no Angels fan, but I always pull for my Astros. How many games is Texas gonna win this season, Pat?   


User currently offlinemke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2401 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1146 times:

The Brewers started the season with back-to-back home runs! That must be a good omen, right?!


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User currently offlinesan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4939 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1144 times:

My Padres will be nationally televised for the opener against St. Louis today! 


Scotty doesn't know...
User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 7951 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1140 times:

I'm glad nobody put the Giants on top for the NL west. We play best as underdogs.  

Also glad I'm not the only one who watched Field of Dreams last night...



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User currently offlinetexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4264 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1112 times:

Quoting fxramper (Reply 1):
I'm no Angels fan, but I always pull for my Astros. How many games is Texas gonna win this season, Pat?

I'll go with 93. Oakland will win 91. Anaheim around 80. I have nothing against the Astros and I think they are going to do better than a lot of people think. Brett Wallace has the potential to be a beast, and they have a really underrated pitching staff.

Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 4):
I'm glad nobody put the Giants on top for the NL west. We play best as underdogs.

Also glad I'm not the only one who watched Field of Dreams last night...

Of course you weren't the only one to watch Field of Dreams last night! I know of at least 4 other friends who watched it.

The Giants still have a solid team. And I do think they make the playoffs and could beat the Phillies again. They could easily win the West. But I have a soft spot for the Rockies. The Rockies are more of a loyalty choice than a reality choice. Kinda like the Rangers winning the Series  

And, because I have a couple minutes to kill, here are a few baseball phrases people should use more often.

"Glove is a many splendored thing."
"Might as well face it, he's addicted to glove."
"My endless glove."

Texan



"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7127 posts, RR: 87
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1074 times:

Baseball is the pastime of America and we get 5 replies thus far? Pathetic.   

Quoting mke717spotter (Reply 2):
The Brewers started the season with back-to-back home runs! That must be a good omen, right?!

Fielder will start eating meat again and they'll stink. They ended up losing to the Reds...

Quoting texan (Reply 5):
they have a really underrated pitching staff.

There entire field is getting younger - Wallace, Sanchez, Johnson, Bourn, Pence, etc. If Myers can hold it together they could be Philly today.   

Oakland could win more games than Texas this year.


User currently offlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4737 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1068 times:
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Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 4):
I'm glad nobody put the Giants on top for the NL west. We play best as underdogs.

Man, they sure effed up last night! They better shake off those opening day jitters.

On a side note, I was at the opener last night in LA...dressed in my Giants shirt and hat. What a bunch of pathetic fans those Dodgers fans are. Absolutely disgusting. Yes I expected every bit of it...but they have to be baseballs worst fans. Threatening to crack open my skull for being a Giants fan? Throwing peanuts, beer, spitting on every Giants fan who walked to and from their seats? CRITICALLY beating a Giants fan in the parking lot UNPROVOKED? COME ON. Stick to playing with your beach balls and trying to start that stupid wave and leave us opposing fans alone so we can watch the game. Idiots...

Sorry...end rant.



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User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1065 times:

Quoting texan (Thread starter):
Reds
Brewers

Wow what a come back by the Reds ... man . I am a Pirates fan ... But look out for Dusty and the Reds ... Votto is the man !

Phillies are not going to do it ... sorry too much pitching  



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User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7127 posts, RR: 87
Reply 9, posted (3 years 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1061 times:

Quoting AGM100 (Reply 8):
Phillies are not going to do it ... sorry too much pitching

Brett Myers is outpitching Doc Halliday right now.   


User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (3 years 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1059 times:

Quoting fxramper (Reply 9):
Doc Halliday



:D

Houston is going to have a long year I think .... but beating the Phils in the 9th today!



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User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7127 posts, RR: 87
Reply 11, posted (3 years 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1056 times:

Quoting AGM100 (Reply 10):

Houston is going to have a long year I think

They are young and learning. I'd love to see them go .500 this season.


User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (3 years 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1052 times:

Quoting fxramper (Reply 11):
I'd love to see them go .500 this season.


Its a tough division ...! (despite the cubs    ) Yep .500 would be good for the young guns in Houston.



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User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 7951 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (3 years 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1052 times:

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 7):
CRITICALLY beating a Giants fan in the parking lot UNPROVOKED? COME ON

Say it ain't so...

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...1/04/01/state/n082757D85.DTL&tsp=1

I always thought hearing the ribbing for wearing the orange and black at Dodger Stadium was fun...not any more.



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User currently offlineN6238P From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 484 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1044 times:

White Sox are up by two touchdowns. I'll take it even if it is game 1. My old roommate who lives in Cleveland now said its Lebrons fault haha.


To actively root against anybody is just low, and I hope karma comes back at you with a vengeance
User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3243 posts, RR: 45
Reply 15, posted (3 years 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1016 times:

Quoting AGM100 (Reply 10):
beating the Phils in the 9th today!

      

At least the Rangers won.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (3 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 997 times:

Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 13):
Say it ain't so...


Oh the horror .... its bound to happen especially when gangs ID with MLB teams and colors. Sad.

Your right its always fun to be a fan in another teams park ...

Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 15):
beating the Phils in the 9th today!


Man ! that stinks they looked like they had em ....

Dbacks battled and won a tough one ...despite stupid errors ! And the Pirates beat the Shlubs .... always good to sea that   



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12163 posts, RR: 36
Reply 17, posted (3 years 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 971 times:
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My poor Twinkies.....


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User currently offlineDiamondFlyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1400 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (3 years 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 970 times:

Kansas City, above .500? Amazing. Probably the only point in the year that we'll be above .500. The first two weeks of April are usually the only fun weeks to be a Royals fan.

-DiamondFlyer



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21085 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (3 years 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 965 times:

The Mets. Oh, the Mets....

As if they didn't have enough problems already this year, have a look at this actual unedited footage of their TV broadcast after their opening day loss to the Marlins:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0a36BPaYAU

For those of you who don't get the reference, here's a Family Guy clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okXhAC78d4Q

At least my Yankees are 2-0. Teixiera is on fire, which is abnormal for him at the beginning of the year.

-Mir



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User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7127 posts, RR: 87
Reply 20, posted (3 years 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 925 times:

Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 15):
At least the Rangers won.

Swept the Sox.   


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21085 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 915 times:

Quoting fxramper (Reply 20):
Swept the Sox.

And now I can stop being a Rangers fan.   

-Mir



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User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 7951 posts, RR: 26
Reply 22, posted (3 years 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 905 times:

What a rough weekend for the jints...but make that many errors and that's what happens. Not to mention Tejada is a LOSER for swinging at the first offering from a struggling pitcher with sacks juiced and two down. No excuse for that from a 13-year veteran. Fortunately the staff looks great as there were not any awful performances all weekend. The Dodgers should be counting their lucky stars they walked away with three instead of one. Still amazed that in a city of 15 million, they can't fill up that gorgeous ballpark for an entire opening series. If they do sell out, it's hard to tell since people either show up in the 3rd or start home in the 7th  
Quoting AGM100 (Reply 16):
Oh the horror .... its bound to happen especially when gangs ID with MLB teams and colors. Sad.

Your right its always fun to be a fan in another teams park ...

Have been to many games at Chavez Ravine over the years, but it's only recently it seems things have taken a turn. My brother and cousin were threatened in the LAD parking lot in 2008 after a game as well, by two Latino thugs who told them to "take off those fag colors or go back to Frisco". It's a GAME people...for cryin' out loud. Usually when you go to a ballgame, there are plenty of cops around. By all accounts, Dodgers management does not think they have a security problem, and the poor lighting in their parking lot and lax police presence make that very obvious.

Quoting fxramper (Reply 20):
Swept the Sox.

Wow, have the Sox ever been swept to start the season in the last couple decades??



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User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7127 posts, RR: 87
Reply 23, posted (3 years 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 901 times:

I'm curious to see what Doug Drybek's kid, Kyle, is going to do for the Blue Jay's this year. Doc Gooden redux?

Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 22):
Wow, have the Sox ever been swept to start the season in the last couple decades??

No and Papi actually hit the ball too.   


User currently offlinetexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4264 posts, RR: 52
Reply 24, posted (3 years 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 876 times:

Quoting fxramper (Reply 23):
Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 22):
Wow, have the Sox ever been swept to start the season in the last couple decades??

No and Papi actually hit the ball too.

Nellie and Kinsler had a damn good series. Reminded me of a scene from a movie.

Quoting fxramper (Reply 23):
I'm curious to see what Doug Drybek's kid, Kyle, is going to do for the Blue Jay's this year. Doc Gooden redux?

Kyle looks damn good. I'm actually really impressed with the Blue Jays as a team. They have the potential to cause some major disruption in the East.

Texan



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