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Teddy Roosevelt, Miguel Cabrera, and the A's

Posted by LewaLew , in Baseball Oct 04 2012 · 117 views

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Big day in baseball, if not quite as thrilling as last year thanks to the new Wild Cards.

Firstly, Teddy Roosevelt, the perrenial loser of the only post-sausage mascot race to actually be any good, the Washington Nationals' Presidents' Race, finally won his first race on the last Nationals game of the regular season. I wonder how long the idea to give Teddy a win the year the Nats won the pennant.

Secondly, for the first time in 45 years, the Cubs have 100 losses.

Owait, wrong story. I meant Miguel Cabrera won Major League Baseball's Triple Crown. While not as rare as the horse racing Triple Crown, it has been a good long time, as the last fella to pull it off was Carl Yastrzemski in 1967 for the Boston Red Sox. There has been some debate over whether Miguel Cabrera should get the MVP or if the Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout should enjoy the honor. If you ask me, any guy who wins the Triple Crown deserves the MVP. You can't get much better offensively than that, and he's not too shabby with the glove either. What a way to react to losing your position to that guy they got from Milwaukee, hmm?

Thirdly, the Oakland Athletics. The White Elephants have been pretty dismal for most of the past decade, with only the Seattle Mariners to give them company, but this year they really pulled it out. Not only did they make it past the team that picked up Albert Pujols (although the Halos were underachievers this year), but on the last day of the season they swiped the pennant from the Texas Rangers, forcing the two-time defending AL champions to thank the MLB for approving the new Wild Card game that still gives them a shot. If they can beat the Fighting Showalters, that is.

As a side note, due to the A's winning the division crown, both of last years World Series teams are in the playoffs only because of the new Wild Card expansion. Hopefully, the Rangers can make the most of it, and the Braves can tomohawk-chop the Redbirds out into the offseason. Both Wild Card games are on tomorrow on TBS.

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The Rays had too many injuries over the course of the season - Longoria's most memorably. If they had stayed healthy, there might have been a three-game tie atop the AL East, which would force a one-game playoff to get to the one-game playoff.

I want that to happen one of these years.
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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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