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Topic: ~2019 MLB Thread~

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ELA

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~2019 MLB Thread~
« on: March 28, 2019, 01:25:49 PM »
Opening Day is here!

Picks:

AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST
y-Yankees
x-Red Sox
Rays
Blue Jays
Orioles

CENTRAL
y-Indians
x-Twins
White Sox
Tigers
Royals

WEST
y-Astros
Athletics
Angels
Rangers
Mariners

NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST
y-Nationals
x-Phillies
Braves
Mets
Marlins

CENTRAL
y-Cubs
x-Brewers
Cardinals
Pirates
Reds

WEST
y-Dodgers
Rockies
Padres
Giants
Diamondbacks

WILDCARD GAMES
Red Sox d. Twins

Cardinals d. Phillies

DIVISIONAL SERIES
Astros d. Red Sox
Yankees d. Indians

Cardinals d. Dodgers
Cubs d. Nationals

CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Astros d. Yankees

Cardinals d. Cubs

WORLD SERIES
Astros d. Cardinals

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Re: ~2019 MLB Thread~
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2019, 01:36:53 PM »
You have the Brewers winning a wild-card spot, not the Cardinals...yet STL makes it to the World Series.
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Re: ~2019 MLB Thread~
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2019, 01:41:46 PM »
I've taken a big step back in my baseball fanaticism this past year, so I won't post the whole standings, but I will say this:
The Twins win the AL Central because they're just better than CLE.  The Indians are messing around too much and it's going to bite them this year.
The Dodgers will win a 7th straight NL West crown, even without Kershaw contributing a lot.  
The Padres still won't matter.
The NL East will have 4 teams with at least 80 wins, and none with more than 90.
The Angels will matter in September.

WS Pick:
no clue
Yankees d. Dodgers

“The Swamp is where Gators live.  We feel comfortable there, but we hope our opponents feel tentative. A swamp is hot and sticky and can be dangerous." - Steve Spurrier

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Re: ~2019 MLB Thread~
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2019, 02:14:46 PM »


1919, 20, 21, 28, 29, 31, 34, 35, 36, 37, 42, 44
WWH: 1952, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 67, 68, 70, 72, 74, 75
1979, 81, 82, 84, 87, 94, 98
2001, 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

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Re: ~2019 MLB Thread~
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2019, 02:52:05 PM »
You have the Brewers winning a wild-card spot, not the Cardinals...yet STL makes it to the World Series.
Indeed, meant to have Cardinals 2nd, Brewers 3rd.

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Re: ~2019 MLB Thread~
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2019, 08:30:24 PM »
Well, the Dodgers had a decent start.....8 HRs, lol.  I'd love it if Joc Pederson could hold down a permanent spot in the OF.  
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Re: ~2019 MLB Thread~
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2019, 12:53:02 PM »
Chris Davis now at 44 straight hitless at bats, 2 away from the major league record.  This after setting the record last year for lowest average by a qualified player, at .168.

Oh, and he's not even halfway through his 7 year, $161 million contract.

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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2019, 01:22:56 PM »
It's odd, because his previous down year before the contract was supposedly a vision thing, which was then corrected, resulting in a big year.  If i'm BAL, i'm suing the eye doctor.
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Re: ~2019 MLB Thread~
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2019, 11:44:08 AM »
I thought maybe it was a start of the year thing, but I missed when they announced in December that Sunday Night Baseball was moving up to 7:00.  That is a very welcome change.  It's usually a good game, and that crew is probably the best crew ESPN has for any sport, but I'm not going to stay up until 11:30 on Sunday night to watch a random baseball game.  Many more Sunday Night games for me this year.

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Re: ~2019 MLB Thread~
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2019, 12:36:12 PM »
Attending Padres Reds tonight

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Re: ~2019 MLB Thread~
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2019, 12:47:34 PM »
go Padres!!!
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Re: ~2019 MLB Thread~
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2019, 02:13:22 PM »
Weird situation.  Torres hit a ball that was going to clear the fence, but Alex Gordon had his glove up and had a chance, but a fan reached out and touched the ball.  Clearly interference, but what do you call?  It would have been a really tough play for Gordon to pull it back, but you can't just stop the play at the moment the fan touched it, because the ball was going to clear.  Umps called HR live, overturned to an out, assuming Gordon would have made the web gem catch.  Boone got tossed arguing.

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Re: ~2019 MLB Thread~
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2019, 01:48:43 PM »
Unless the ball was like halfway in his glove already, that should have been called a HR.  I believe the rule is that fans can only interfere as the ball is "in play" as in - in the playing area.  If a fan prevents a player from catching the ball past the wall, then it's not interference, only if the fan reaches over the wall into the playing field is it interference.
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Re: ~2019 MLB Thread~
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2019, 04:14:55 PM »
true, and I would like to see fans areas set up so that they cannot reach to interfere with the ball in play
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