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Thaaaat's All Folks!

Posted by Lon'qu , Nov 01 2010 · 34 views
MLB
Well, Yogi Berra used to say
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It's not over 'til it's over.


But it'll take some Texas-sized baseball for the Rangers to come back. While it's more likely they'll win Game 5, with Cliff Lee on the mound, they'd still have to beat up on San Francisco's most consistent pitcher, Matt Cain, in game 6, in order to force game 7. And then in game 7, anything can happen, but first there needs to be Rangers wins in games 6 and 5.

Anyhow, in the meantime, let's get ready for November baseball. smile.gif


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Remember That List I Made?

Posted by Lon'qu , Oct 30 2010 · 37 views
MLB
Here it is again, with a slight change.

1) Colby Lewis must hold onto his ALCS form.
2) The bullpen must get a hold of themselves.
3) Cliff Lee must recover and become THE UNBEATABLE ONE again.
4) The Rangers need to solve Matt Cain in Game 6.

One down, three to go. Colby Lewis was fantastic, and now what the Rangers need to worry about is Key to the Series #2, the bullpen. If they do what they did against the Yanks, the Rangers have it in the bag, but if they throw like they did the first two games of the series, Texas is dead.

Bottom line is, it's now 2-1 Giants rather than 3-0.


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In Spite Of My Negativity Over The World Series...

Posted by Lon'qu , Oct 29 2010 · 48 views
MLB
If the Rangers start playing like the Rangers we saw in the ALCS right now in Game 3, and keep going, we could be seeing a rather miraculous comeback, and some World Series-level baseball. Texas currently has all three of their home games remaining, and they have the advantage of playing American League ball while there. IMO, they need to sweep their home games to have a shot, and here's what has to happen:

1) Colby Lewis must hold onto his ALCS form.
2) The bullpen must get a hold of themselves.
3) Cliff Lee must recover and become THE UNBEATABLE ONE again.
4) The Rangers need to solve Matt Cain in Game 6.

That last one is the hardest, obviously, but even so, if they win these next three, they will have Colby Lewis back for game 7, which means that #1 may be most important.

On the other hand, that doesn't assure a Rangers' WS title. If Jonathan Sanchez doesn't do what he did in the final game of the NLCS, and matches Colby Lewis, the Giants will have the advantage, because the Rangers don't have anyone who can match up to Matt Cain anymore, with C.J. Wilson out.

The Giants took the advantage last night, but they still have to watch out for the Rangers as the World Series visits Arlington for the first time.


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My Prediction Has Changed.

Posted by Lon'qu , Oct 28 2010 · 45 views
MLB
C. J.'s injury has me convinced. The Giants are going to win the World Series in five games, and it will be no fault of their own. Throughout the postseason, the Giants have won by facing slumping teams. First the Braves, then the Phillies, and now the Rangers cannot do anything that sheer misfortune can't stop.

Unfortunately, that also means we have what is probably the most dull World Series of the past ten years. Never before do I remember a time in the last decade where such a mediocre team as the Giants has managed to catch every team they play in a slump. I, frankly, would rather have seen Phillies and Yankees again rather than this, because this is really what I interpret as cheap wins. In the regular season, I wouldn't care. In the regular season, you don't have an entire nation watching, but in the postseason, you ought to have better baseball than this. I'd much rather see a Yankees repeat, so long as they won it by simply being a fantastic team, than to see a team like the Giants win simply because the other team got tough breaks like the Rangers have, or if the other team fell into a slump like the Phillies.

I am seriously considering not watching the World Series for the first time. It just is a pain to me to watch it happen. Even so, you folks in San Francisco enjoy it. Even so, if the Giants do win, I hope they do it in seven, so that Wilson's injury doesn't matter.


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Job Interview

Posted by Lon'qu , Oct 28 2010 · 34 views

Today I had a job interview at Walmart. It went well, but I'm hoping I get an offer for another job at a Chevrolet dealership, which I have an interview for on Monday. Particularly since that one is more likely to last. Walmart is probably just hiring for until Christmas, anyway, and the Chevy dealership is closer to our home anyway.

I also will be taking a behind-the-wheel driver's test in the next few weeks for my license, since that's when the nine months that I have to hold my instruction permit ends anyway.

As a side note, I think this is the first time I've blogged about something other than BZP or sports.


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I Apologize, Giants Fans

Posted by Lon'qu , Oct 28 2010 · 40 views
MLB
Might I say that you have a very good chance after all, and if you win tonight, the Giants have it in the bag.

I did not expect Cliff Lee to just fall apart like he did last night. The Rangers now have to have big, big outings from Wilson, Lewis, and Lee the second time around, or else the Giants will easily take advantage of the home-field advantage the All-Star Game in Anaheim got them.

However, I'm still guessing Rangers in 6, but it's now very likely that the Giants could win in the same amount of games.


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Official B R C Suggestion Topic

Posted by Lon'qu , Oct 25 2010 · 49 views
BZPower
In the interests of me doing my job, I'd like for you to please look over the BRC often to see if there's something the Reference Staff can do to make it work better, so here's a link to the often neglected BRC Suggestion topic. There will also be a link in a content block to the side.



Credit to Spectral Avohkii Enterprises for the link image.


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World Series Prediction

Posted by Lon'qu , Oct 25 2010 · 58 views
MLB
Rangers in five. I expect them to split the first two in AT&T Park, because the Rangers pitch the UNBEATABLE ONE against THE FREAK in game 1, and while Lincecum is terrific, Cliff Lee is better. As for game 2, there's no DH, so Sanchez will beat Wilson. Then the Rangers will have their DH back for the next three games, Colby Lewis will hold the form he had in the ALCS, and the Rangers offense will beat Matt Cain and win game 3. Game 4 will be won by the Rangers bullpen, like it did in the last Tommy Hunter start, while Bumgarner will still do well, but will not be able to hold off the Rangers in game 4. Game 5, you have THE UNBEATABLE ONE, Cliff Lee against THE FREAK, Tim Lincecum again, and Cliff will win it in front of the home fans for the Rangers first World Series ever.

And if I'm wrong, the Cubs will win the World Series next year.

That way, I can't lose. biggrin.gif


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The Giants Win The Pennant! The Giants Win The Pennant!

Posted by Lon'qu , Oct 25 2010 · 54 views
MLB
Sorry, no snazzy NL Champs image because I couldn't find one on SFGiants.com, but I doubt many of you Giants fans care, since you already know that they're the champs. The Giants pulled an improbable win over the previous champions of the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, two years running, and now they face the other underdog out of the American League, the Texas Rangers. Also, enjoy it while you can, Iro and Nuju Metru. Because your team is never assured of another trip to the Fall Classic--the Giants could be the next team to go on a hundred-year drought, or it could go the same way for the Texas Rangers, just as it did for my Cubbies.

The World Series, to me, is the hardest sports final in all of sports to win, rather than the Stanley Cup Final, as the NHL often boasts, since it is so hard to get there. There is no salary cap, so if you're in a big market, and make smart signings, you can create a Yankee-like dynasty much easier than in other sports, where two years from now a last-place team may win the Cup. Also, unlike other sports, there are only two rounds of the playoffs, so it's more likely that you will face better teams than in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, where although you have to win sixteen games, they may be against the eighth-best team in your conference, rather than the second-best.

That is why the Commissioner's Trophy, the ultimate prize since the St. Louis Cardinals first won it a little less than sixty years ago, is the hardest trophy in all of sports to win, and now the Giants are just four wins away from it. And the man who helped them more than any other? Cody Ross. Ross proved to be a NLCS hero in game 1, when he hit two home runs off of Doc Halladay (granted, he had an injury that kept him from his best game, but he's still Doc Oc (Doctor October tongue.gif), the man who threw a no-hitter in his first MLB playoff game). Ross continued to come up with big hits in that series and became as much a offensive hero as likely Rookie of the Year, Buster Posey. Congratulations to Cody Ross, the NLCS MVP.

Now, sorry Giants fans, here comes the prediction, and you won't like it.


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The Texas Rangers Ride Again!

Posted by Lon'qu , Oct 22 2010 · 50 views
MLB


The Texas Rangers are now the champions of the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, and will play in their first World Series in franchise history, and I'd say they are the favorites to win it. They have become what the Phillies were supposed to be--a pitching-heavy all-around champion, and they beat the two teams with the best regular season records in their league, and also toppled the 2009 World Series champions. Congratulations to the Texas Rangers, and their fans in the Lone Star State, the new holders of the Warren Harridge AL Champs Trophy.

Also, congratulations to Josh Hamilton, the ALCS MVP Award winner. He is da man. Even if he didn't win it, he would be da man. And his teammates are da men for: 1) Winning the ALCS, 2) Having a celebration with Ginger Ale instead of champagne for Josh Hamilton. Everybody on the Rangers is da man, but Josh Hamilton in particular is da man.

HI HO, HAMILTON--AWAY!






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Bzpower Members' Teams

Here, the favorite teams of all the BZPower members I can find are listed. If you'd like me to add you, please comment in the Official Favorite MLB Teams Entry of the BaseBlog. I will try to add you as soon as possible.


National League

Central Division

Chicago Cubs: LewaLew, 55555, What?, Megan51, Makuta Jarvan

Cincinnati Reds: None

Pittsburgh Pirates: WERE DOING THIS

Milwaukee Brewers: Cherixon, Than the Moa

St. Louis Cardinals: Toa Onarax, Toaman25
 
 
West Division

San Francisco Giants: Nuju Metru, Iro, Great being Velika

Los Angeles Dodgers: None

Colorado Rockies: Shadix, Alpha123, xccj

Arizona Diamondbacks: Progenitus Worldsoul

San Diego Padres: thoron

 
East Division

Philadelphia Phillies: Akuna Toa of Sonics, Legolover-361, Sir Dr. Mr. Count Celu MD

New York Mets: Bambi

Atlanta Braves: None

Miami Marlins: None

Washington Nationals: None

 
 
 
American League

Central Division

Minnesota Twins: Zakitano, Takuma Nuva, Zerothemaster

Detroit Tigers: None

Cleveland Indians: Aho-Chan

Kansas City Royals: None

Chicago White Sox: terminallyCapricious

 
West Division

Texas Rangers: Rarity, tent163phantoka

Los Angeles Angels: thebeggarpie

Oakland Athletics: None

Seattle Mariners: Kakaru, Toa Kaithas, Swert
 
Houston Astros: Flaredrick: Forgotten One
 

East Division

New York Yankees: Captain Marvel, Kylus, Toa 11, Zarayna

Boston Red Sox: Chro, Iskandar

Toronto Blue Jays: Blade: Hero of Truth

Baltimore Orioles: Princess Grr (That's the Smeaginator, if he has another name change sometime again)

Tampa Bay Rays: Sumiki

 
 
2nd Favorites

Nuju Metru: New York Yankees

Iro: Oakland Athletics

WERE DOING THIS: New York Yankees

Zerothemaster: Colorado Rockies
 
Toa Onarax: Boston Red Sox
 
xccj: Seattle Mariners
 
Kakaru: Colorado Rockies
 
Flaredrick: Forgotten One: Texas Rangers
 
Great being Velika: Oakland Athletics
 

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