Comments on: POLLS: Which team do you want/expect to win the World Series? http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8713 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Mike http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8713/comment-page-1#comment-61945 Wed, 20 Oct 2010 01:02:35 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8713#comment-61945 I meant despise, not despite of course

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By: Mike http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8713/comment-page-1#comment-61944 Wed, 20 Oct 2010 01:01:55 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8713#comment-61944 As for deserving players that have never made it, what about Aubrey Huff? He toiled away in Tampa, Houston, then Baltimore for years and is also making his first postseason appearance. At any rate, I know that it is ideal to want to see the two "best" teams play in the World Series, but the funny thing about baseball is that it doesn't always work that way. Rather, it's often the team or teams that get hot at the right time. I grew up an Orioles fan, so naturally I despite the Yankees and am pulling for Texas. Also being from Baltimore makes me despite Philadelphia as well, so the perfect scenario would be a Texas-SF Series. Plus, for all of you out there who feel like I do in being so gosh darn sick of the East Coast bias that all the sports stations (namely ESPN) have, a Series with a western feel would be incredibly refreshing.

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By: MikeD http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8713/comment-page-1#comment-61304 Sun, 17 Oct 2010 08:15:17 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8713#comment-61304 @35, JeffW -- Hmmm, deserving player. Well, I think Mike Young on the Rangers, who is making his first postseason appearance, wouldn't be a bad pick either to have a chance to win it all. Yet Sweeney is older, played for longer, and spent most of his career on the Royals, so it's nice to see him get a shot. Randy Winn is another deserving player. He's never even sniffed the postseason, yet it seemed this would be the year. He was on the Yankees, so that seemed a lock. Was cut, but then wss picked up by the Cardinals, and that was also almost a lock. At 36 and fading skills, I don't know if he'll get a chance now.

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By: Jeff http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8713/comment-page-1#comment-61299 Sun, 17 Oct 2010 07:11:20 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8713#comment-61299 My hope going into any season is that the Yankees will do miserably and the Giants will win it all. Since obviously the first isn't happening, I'll DEFINITELY take the 2nd.

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By: Dave http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8713/comment-page-1#comment-61257 Sun, 17 Oct 2010 02:10:56 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8713#comment-61257 @33

ahh ... and a Yankee fan chimes in ...

when are you going to realize that there are other teams in baseball besides your infamous Yankees? I honestly cannot stand when you fans have to interject with some egotistical, snobbish remarks about how some other team landed a player that the Yanks tried so desperately to get .... rude if you ask me.

Go Texas, Go Giants, and Go Phillies. The Yankees don't deserve to win, IMO.

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By: JeffW http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8713/comment-page-1#comment-61256 Sun, 17 Oct 2010 02:01:04 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8713#comment-61256 Jeff Wise (#17),

I somehow missed your post earlier, mentioning Ibanez and Sweeney.

Anyone else who can think of another truly deserving player who has never come close to winning?

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By: JeffW http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8713/comment-page-1#comment-61255 Sun, 17 Oct 2010 01:50:31 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8713#comment-61255 Devon & His 1982 Topps Blog (#11),

You are so right about Mike Sweeney. Having watched him here in Seattle for a year and a half, I came away amazed by what an outstanding human being he is.

The chance to play in a postseason run for the first time in his outstanding career is supposed to be why Seattle GM Jack Z engineered the deal with Philly.

But please don't forget another fine former Royal (and Mariner): Raul Ibanez. Yes, he did win a pennant last year, but I'd like to see him finish the job this year.

Both are true gentlemen, and great representatives of the game.

Go Phillies!

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By: willierod1834 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8713/comment-page-1#comment-61108 Sat, 16 Oct 2010 05:35:41 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8713#comment-61108 hey, in the past decade the team to beat has always been the Yankees, now in this decade the team to still beat is the Yankees, Sorry Philly fans sorry for spending the money to get oswalt from the other bum texas team, but baseball fans have to realize there are two leagues in baseball the minor league NL and the real major league AL!! Go Yankees Repeat champs 2010

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By: Enraged http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8713/comment-page-1#comment-61091 Sat, 16 Oct 2010 03:53:43 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8713#comment-61091 I'd consider giving both my kidneys to Osama to see ANYONE beat the Evil Empire but please oh please don't force me to root for the Phillies again!

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By: Chris http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8713/comment-page-1#comment-61071 Sat, 16 Oct 2010 00:49:36 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8713#comment-61071 I expect a Phillies-Yankees World Series, with the Phillies coming out on top. That being said, I would rather see the Rangers win the American League.

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