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ALDS

Boston Red Sox def. Los Angeles Angels [3-1]

When it comes to the playoffs, the Angels are the Sox proverbial bitch.

Tampa Bay Rays def. AL Central Champion [3-0]

The Rays are good enough to get past whoever comes out of the Central

NLDS

Milwaukee Brewers def. Philadelphia Phillies [3-0]

This is more of a pick against Philly, than for Milwaukee. The Phillies just have "choke" written all over them.

Los Angeles Dodgers def. Chicago Cubs [3-2]

Cubs are the best team in the NL, but they are catching the Dodgers at the wrong time. 100 + 1 Cubbie fans.

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ALCS

Boston Red Sox def. Tampa Bay Rays [4-3]

Red Sox have been here before. The Rays have not. Boston teaches the new kids.

NLCS

Milwaukee Brewers def. Los Angeles Dodgers [4-2]

Sabathia vs Manny. CC gets it done, and for the first time ever, people in Milwaukee will drink beer.

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The 2008 World Series: American League vs. National League

Boston Red Sox def. Milwaukee Brewers [4-0]

Yea...

... Really?!

You bring up a point, though. The Red Sox may have struggled against the Rays and Angels this year but they have done something none of the other AL teams have done -- won games in the playoffs.

Personally, I think thats the most overrated "stat" in all of sports. Who cares if past teams have "Been there" before? It's a completely new year, and as of THIS season the Angels have absolutely PWN3D the Sox. Boston is gonna have to prove that they can handle THIS Angels team, and they have an enormous hill to climb to do it.

Why do they have an enormous hill to climb? They start out 0-0... so the Angels have had their number? The Angels also haven't played a meaningful baseball game in months (since the A's threw in the towel). If the Red Sox split the first two, all of a sudden they're 1-1 with Beckett taking the mound in game 3.

Still doesn't change the fact that Anaheim is 8-1 vs Boston, and Beckett was 0-2 with a 7.42 ERA this season vs the halos. I'll take the Angels on that one.

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ALDS

Boston Red Sox def. Los Angeles Angels [3-1]

When it comes to the playoffs, the Angels are the Sox proverbial bitch.

Tampa Bay Rays def. AL Central Champion [3-0]

The Rays are good enough to get past whoever comes out of the Central

NLDS

Milwaukee Brewers def. Philadelphia Phillies [3-0]

This is more of a pick against Philly, than for Milwaukee. The Phillies just have "choke" written all over them.

Los Angeles Dodgers def. Chicago Cubs [3-2]

Cubs are the best team in the NL, but they are catching the Dodgers at the wrong time. 100 + 1 Cubbie fans.

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ALCS

Boston Red Sox def. Tampa Bay Rays [4-3]

Red Sox have been here before. The Rays have not. Boston teaches the new kids.

NLCS

Milwaukee Brewers def. Los Angeles Dodgers [4-2]

Sabathia vs Manny. CC gets it done, and for the first time ever, people in Milwaukee will drink beer.

____________________________________________

The 2008 World Series: American League vs. National League

Boston Red Sox def. Milwaukee Brewers [4-0]

Yea...

... Really?!

You bring up a point, though. The Red Sox may have struggled against the Rays and Angels this year but they have done something none of the other AL teams have done -- won games in the playoffs.

Personally, I think thats the most overrated "stat" in all of sports. Who cares if past teams have "Been there" before? It's a completely new year, and as of THIS season the Angels have absolutely PWN3D the Sox. Boston is gonna have to prove that they can handle THIS Angels team, and they have an enormous hill to climb to do it.

Why do they have an enormous hill to climb? They start out 0-0... so the Angels have had their number? The Angels also haven't played a meaningful baseball game in months (since the A's threw in the towel). If the Red Sox split the first two, all of a sudden they're 1-1 with Beckett taking the mound in game 3.

Still doesn't change the fact that Anaheim is 8-1 vs Boston, and was 0-2 with a 13.1 this season vs the halos. I'll take the Angels on that one bud.

Just to confim that for ya, Beckett was 0-2 in two games vs the Halos with an actual ERA of 7.42, not 13.1. But still, Ouch!

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ALDS

Boston Red Sox def. Los Angeles Angels [3-1]

When it comes to the playoffs, the Angels are the Sox proverbial bitch.

Tampa Bay Rays def. AL Central Champion [3-0]

The Rays are good enough to get past whoever comes out of the Central

NLDS

Milwaukee Brewers def. Philadelphia Phillies [3-0]

This is more of a pick against Philly, than for Milwaukee. The Phillies just have "choke" written all over them.

Los Angeles Dodgers def. Chicago Cubs [3-2]

Cubs are the best team in the NL, but they are catching the Dodgers at the wrong time. 100 + 1 Cubbie fans.

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ALCS

Boston Red Sox def. Tampa Bay Rays [4-3]

Red Sox have been here before. The Rays have not. Boston teaches the new kids.

NLCS

Milwaukee Brewers def. Los Angeles Dodgers [4-2]

Sabathia vs Manny. CC gets it done, and for the first time ever, people in Milwaukee will drink beer.

____________________________________________

The 2008 World Series: American League vs. National League

Boston Red Sox def. Milwaukee Brewers [4-0]

Yea...

... Really?!

You bring up a point, though. The Red Sox may have struggled against the Rays and Angels this year but they have done something none of the other AL teams have done -- won games in the playoffs.

Personally, I think thats the most overrated "stat" in all of sports. Who cares if past teams have "Been there" before? It's a completely new year, and as of THIS season the Angels have absolutely PWN3D the Sox. Boston is gonna have to prove that they can handle THIS Angels team, and they have an enormous hill to climb to do it.

Why do they have an enormous hill to climb? They start out 0-0... so the Angels have had their number? The Angels also haven't played a meaningful baseball game in months (since the A's threw in the towel). If the Red Sox split the first two, all of a sudden they're 1-1 with Beckett taking the mound in game 3.

Still doesn't change the fact that Anaheim is 8-1 vs Boston, and I can't be certain but I think beckett is 0-2 with a HUGE ERA this season vs the halos.

The playoffs are a whole different ball game -- and Josh Beckett's one of the best big game pitchers of his generation. I'm not saying the Angels won't win, but it's silly to say the Red Sox have an enormous hill to climb... the Angels aren't any more talented than the Red Sox are and like I said, they haven't played a meaningful baseball game since the A's bowed out.

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ALDS

Boston Red Sox def. Los Angeles Angels [3-1]

When it comes to the playoffs, the Angels are the Sox proverbial bitch.

Tampa Bay Rays def. AL Central Champion [3-0]

The Rays are good enough to get past whoever comes out of the Central

NLDS

Milwaukee Brewers def. Philadelphia Phillies [3-0]

This is more of a pick against Philly, than for Milwaukee. The Phillies just have "choke" written all over them.

Los Angeles Dodgers def. Chicago Cubs [3-2]

Cubs are the best team in the NL, but they are catching the Dodgers at the wrong time. 100 + 1 Cubbie fans.

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ALCS

Boston Red Sox def. Tampa Bay Rays [4-3]

Red Sox have been here before. The Rays have not. Boston teaches the new kids.

NLCS

Milwaukee Brewers def. Los Angeles Dodgers [4-2]

Sabathia vs Manny. CC gets it done, and for the first time ever, people in Milwaukee will drink beer.

____________________________________________

The 2008 World Series: American League vs. National League

Boston Red Sox def. Milwaukee Brewers [4-0]

Yea...

... Really?!

You bring up a point, though. The Red Sox may have struggled against the Rays and Angels this year but they have done something none of the other AL teams have done -- won games in the playoffs.

Personally, I think thats the most overrated "stat" in all of sports. Who cares if past teams have "Been there" before? It's a completely new year, and as of THIS season the Angels have absolutely PWN3D the Sox. Boston is gonna have to prove that they can handle THIS Angels team, and they have an enormous hill to climb to do it.

Why do they have an enormous hill to climb? They start out 0-0... so the Angels have had their number? The Angels also haven't played a meaningful baseball game in months (since the A's threw in the towel). If the Red Sox split the first two, all of a sudden they're 1-1 with Beckett taking the mound in game 3.

Still doesn't change the fact that Anaheim is 8-1 vs Boston, and I can't be certain but I think beckett is 0-2 with a HUGE ERA this season vs the halos.

The playoffs are a whole different ball game -- and Josh Beckett's one of the best big game pitchers of his generation. I'm not saying the Angels won't win, but it's silly to say the Red Sox have an enormous hill to climb... the Angels aren't any more talented than the Red Sox are and like I said, they haven't played a meaningful baseball game since the A's bowed out.

Except that statistically this season they've proven that they are, in just about every category. And on top of that, yes the Angels haven't played a game that was meaningful to playoff implications in about a month, but truth of the matter is, despite that they still won 100 games and still went 12-5 since clinching the AL West crown, so it's not like they dropped off pace too much at all. But I do get where you're coming from, maybe certain players really do handle playoff pressure different from regular season pressure even if the team they're facing has had their number. I don't agree with that idea, especially when you match up with a team as talented as the Angels are, but yeah, I guess we'll see where this series ends up.

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2007 NFL Season.

Dallas Cowboys dominaed the New York Giants, beating them twice and putting up ri-god-damned-diculous numbers on them.

Giants beat them in the playoffs.

That's just one example, but there are others and we've all seen them. Just because you dominate in the regular season doesn't mean you're a shoe-in during the playoffs.

Not only this, but i think some of you are dismissing the defending World Series champs a little too easily here.

P.S. DAMN ALL OF YOU FOR MAKING ME DEFEND THE RED SOX! DAMN YOU, DAMN YOU, DAMN YOU ALL!!!!

:cursing: :cursing: :cursing:

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You bring up a point, though. The Red Sox may have struggled against the Rays and Angels this year but they have done something none of the other AL teams have done -- won games in the playoffs.

Experience isn't as important as you think.

The 2007 Rockies were about as green as a team can be (of course, the Phillies and Cubs and Diamondbacks weren't much more experienced), and they went to the World Series. The 2006 Tigers hadn't gone to the playoffs since the 80's. The playoffs are all about who has the momentum.

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It's now official.

American League Division Series

Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Chicago White Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays

National League Division Series

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Philadelphia Phillies

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i think some of you are dismissing the defending World Series champs a little too easily here.

Indeed they are. As much as it pains me to say it, The Red Sox are really good and they will be a force to contend with. Those guys just seem to get better in the playoffs. If I were The Angels I wouldn't be printing those ALCS tickets just yet. But none of that changes the fact that I want The Angels to stomp the dog- :censored: out of The Red Sox.

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Here are my full MLB Playoff predictions:

American League Division Series

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim def. Boston Red Sox, 3 games to 1

Chicago White Sox def. Tampa Bay Rays, 3 games to 2

National League Division Series

Chicago Cubs def. Los Angeles Dodgers, 3 games to 1

Milwaukee Brewers def. Philadelphia Phillies, 3 games to 2

American League Division Series

Chicago White Sox def. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 4 games to 3

National League Championship Series

Chicago Cubs def. Milwaukee Brewers, 4 games to 2

2008 World Series

Chicago Cubs def. Chicago White Sox, 4 games to 1

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I'm not going to touch the AL at all.

Dodgers over Cubs, in 5

Phillies over Brewers, in 4

Phillies over Dodgers, in 7

(let me say that I really wish there could be a Dodgers-Cubs NLCS, and that I am rooting almost equally for the Dodgers and the Cubs, and I absolutely love the 4 NL playoff teams)

Actually I really love the whole field this year, I wish the Twins made it but I'm still really excited.

2 games tomorrow. Angels-Red Sox and Cubs-Dodgers Games 1 and 1.

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I'm not going to touch the AL at all.

Dodgers over Cubs, in 5

Phillies over Brewers, in 4

Phillies over Dodgers, in 7

(let me say that I really wish there could be a Dodgers-Cubs NLCS, and that I am rooting almost equally for the Dodgers and the Cubs, and I absolutely love the 4 NL playoff teams)

Actually I really love the whole field this year, I wish the Twins made it but I'm still really excited.

2 games tomorrow. Angels-Red Sox and Cubs-Dodgers Games 1 and 1.

Three games, I thought. Everybody but the White Sox and Rays.

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I'm not going to touch the AL at all.

Dodgers over Cubs, in 5

Phillies over Brewers, in 4

Phillies over Dodgers, in 7

(let me say that I really wish there could be a Dodgers-Cubs NLCS, and that I am rooting almost equally for the Dodgers and the Cubs, and I absolutely love the 4 NL playoff teams)

Actually I really love the whole field this year, I wish the Twins made it but I'm still really excited.

2 games tomorrow. Angels-Red Sox and Cubs-Dodgers Games 1 and 1.

Three games, I thought. Everybody but the White Sox and Rays.

I trust you're right. I assumed that the NL "short" series like the White Sox/Rays started the same day as the Rays series.

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I'm not going to touch the AL at all.

Dodgers over Cubs, in 5

Phillies over Brewers, in 4

Phillies over Dodgers, in 7

(let me say that I really wish there could be a Dodgers-Cubs NLCS, and that I am rooting almost equally for the Dodgers and the Cubs, and I absolutely love the 4 NL playoff teams)

Actually I really love the whole field this year, I wish the Twins made it but I'm still really excited.

2 games tomorrow. Angels-Red Sox and Cubs-Dodgers Games 1 and 1.

Three games, I thought. Everybody but the White Sox and Rays.

I trust you're right. I assumed that the NL "short" series like the White Sox/Rays started the same day as the Rays series.

I just looked in my listings...

Brewers @ Phillies at 1:00 PM

Dodgers @ Cubs at 4:30 PM

Red Sox @ Angels at 8:00 PM

All times are Mountain Standard Time. Boy, I'm really going to miss living out East for the playoffs, where I'd have baseball on until 2 AM for the first two rounds.

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For those thinking Milwaukee can get out of the Division Series, you're only disagreeing with 10 ESPN staff members!

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs2008...s?series=milphi

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Such unanimity scares me more than reassures me, but that may come from being in cynical Philadelphia's environs just a wee bit too long.

Nothing was up for White Sox/Rays when looking to see what the other series looked like from a prediction standpoint. 9 of 10 went with the Cubs over the Dodgers, while only 6 of 10 felt the Angels would advance past the Red Sox.

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For those thinking Milwaukee can get out of the Division Series, you're only disagreeing with 10 ESPN staff members!

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs2008...s?series=milphi

2903183437_f87a9ffe5f.jpg

Such unanimity scares me more than reassures me, but that may come from being in cynical Philadelphia's environs just a wee bit too long.

Nothing was up for White Sox/Rays when looking to see what the other series looked like from a prediction standpoint. 9 of 10 went with the Cubs over the Dodgers, while only 6 of 10 felt the Angels would advance past the Red Sox.

NBA... Finals.... :P

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Now that the White Sox are officially in I'm going to reset my picks.

ALDS

Rays over White Sox

5 games

Angels over Red Sox

4 games

NLDS

Cubs over Dodgers

4 games

Phillies over Brewers

5 games

ALCS

Angels over Rays

5 games

NLCS

Cubs over Phillies

6 games

World Series

Angels over Cubs

5 games

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