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Mike13
09-12-2006, 10:03 PM
http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/story/9655790

Alex44
09-12-2006, 10:40 PM
No-one wants to play Florida in a 5 game series, our pitching can dominate at any given time

If there are two teams in the MLB I dont want to play its Florida and Minnesota

unifiedtheory
09-12-2006, 10:49 PM
No-one wants to play Florida in a 5 game series, our pitching can dominate at any given time

If there are two teams in the MLB I dont want to play its Florida and Minnesota

They've been dominant against National League teams. They will scare some teams in the N.L. but whoever wins the N.L. loses in, at the most, 5 games in the World Series.

Alex44
09-12-2006, 10:54 PM
They've been dominant against National League teams. They will scare some teams in the N.L. but whoever wins the N.L. loses in, at the most, 5 games in the World Series.

Once your in the playoffs anything can happen, I agree that the AL is better and has more depth but remember once your there you can take it (just like the NFL) Florida was good in interleague play, so I wouldnt count us out against an AL team, we would have taken 2 of 3 from the Yanks but one of the games we had a lead in got rained out

Id like to see Florida and Minnesota in the World series it would be great pitching, or Florida and Oakland (would be great all around baseball they way it is supposed to be played, 100% all the time)

Ray Finkle
09-12-2006, 10:58 PM
Once your in the playoffs anything can happen, I agree that the AL is better and has more depth but remember once your there you can take it (just like the NFL) Florida was good in interleague play, so I wouldnt count us out against an AL team, we would have taken 2 of 3 from the Yanks but one of the games we had a lead in got rained out

Id like to see Florida and Minnesota in the World series it would be great pitching, or Florida and Oakland (would be great all around baseball they way it is supposed to be played, 100% all the time)

Bud Selig or the MLB wouldn't because the ratings in those games would be terrible for a WS. Maybe the worst ever.

But I agree I'd like to see Florida play either the A's or Twins (but I don't see that happening realistically).

Alex44
09-12-2006, 11:09 PM
Bud Selig or the MLB wouldn't because the ratings in those games would be terrible for a WS. Maybe the worst ever.

But I agree I'd like to see Florida play either the A's or Twins (but I don't see that happening realistically).


If your a real baseball fan you would love it, if your just a general fan of the game and enjoy only big names you would hate it.

The ratings would be terrible but the games would be great, and since I will be watching.....I choose great games :yes:

Ray Finkle
09-12-2006, 11:40 PM
If your a real baseball fan you would love it, if your just a general fan of the game and enjoy only big names you would hate it.

The ratings would be terrible but the games would be great, and since I will be watching.....I choose great games :yes:

Oh I'd watch it because I'm a baseball fan but the "normal" American sports fan won't.

MikeO
09-12-2006, 11:50 PM
TV ratings in all sports can't be judged or compared to years past. You can only compare them from a year to year basis.

EXAMPLE: Saying in year "X" was the 2nd lowest world series rating ever .....means nothing. And it is misleading if the lowest one ever was the one the year before. Meaning the rating actually jumped.

Back in the day there weren't 400 channles to choose from, OnDemandTV, the Internet...etc. Ratings for TV are NOW judged year to year. Up or Down. Comparing it to a World Series rating in 1987 or 1993 is stupid on all levels.

dob72
09-13-2006, 12:20 AM
the lowest rated world series i think was the subway series in 2000

mixmaster_matt
09-13-2006, 12:51 AM
the lowest rated world series i think was the subway series in 2000

Easily and if there is another subway series this year it will be just as bad. Just b/c anyone outside of NY couldn't care less who won then. But since I am a Mets fan and in NY I would love it...

MikeO
09-13-2006, 01:17 AM
Easily and if there is another subway series this year it will be just as bad. Just b/c anyone outside of NY couldn't care less who won then. But since I am a Mets fan and in NY I would love it...

Most in-state sporting events on a national level get low ratings.

SF-LAA world series tanked. Giants-Bills super bowl was awful ratings wise. A's-Giants world series. A's-Dodgers world series. Royals-Cardinals world series.

djfresh47
09-13-2006, 01:37 PM
Once your in the playoffs anything can happen, I agree that the AL is better and has more depth but remember once your there you can take it (just like the NFL) Florida was good in interleague play, so I wouldnt count us out against an AL team, we would have taken 2 of 3 from the Yanks but one of the games we had a lead in got rained out

Id like to see Florida and Minnesota in the World series it would be great pitching, or Florida and Oakland (would be great all around baseball they way it is supposed to be played, 100% all the time)

Whoever makes it from the AL I think will be a worthy team because the top 4 are all very good teams. If it's not the Mets in the NL I think it's a sweep. Maybe St. Louis can steal a game with Carpenter. The Marlins are basically a .500 team I don't see how that's great all-around baseball. Spin the payroll if you want but I think the point is to see the two best teams play and the Mets are far superior to anyother team in the Triple-A National League.

Just from a time-zone bias I don't want to see an Oakland/Dodgers world series.

If Liriano is healthy the Twins could dominate in a 5 game series but he was just pulled after two innings apparently re-injuring his elbow. He was filthy but I don't think he's going to pitch again if it is indeed the same injury this season.

djfresh47
09-13-2006, 01:47 PM
Easily and if there is another subway series this year it will be just as bad. Just b/c anyone outside of NY couldn't care less who won then. But since I am a Mets fan and in NY I would love it...

I think the Yankees have a huge national fan base. It wouldn't be bad baseball. Alot of people don't care about the World Series if their team isn't in it. I still watch but i'm probably in the minority.

MikeO
09-13-2006, 01:49 PM
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If Liriano is healthy the Twins could dominate in a 5 game series but he was just pulled after two innings apparently re-injuring his elbow. He was filthy but I don't think he's going to pitch again if it is indeed the same injury this season.

Lirano JUST took himself out of the game in the 3rd inning. He's done!

MikeO
09-13-2006, 01:49 PM
I think the Yankees have a huge national fan base. It wouldn't be bad baseball. Alot of people don't care about the World Series if their team isn't in it. I still watch but i'm probably in the minority.

The Yankees are like Notre Dame. People watch to either root for them or root against them. Which TV networks love.

djfresh47
09-13-2006, 01:56 PM
Lirano JUST took himself out of the game in the 3rd inning. He's done!

He's had elbow problems in the past I think. Hopefully he's not another Kerry Wood or Mark Prior and can work through them. The Twins may have to re-work his delivery to put less strain on the elbow but it could take away from his stuff. Ozzie Guillen said it early in the season the Liriano maybe destined for the bullpen because of elbow problems and his delivery. Now Ozzie is out there but I think he maybe right.

The Aqua Crush
09-29-2006, 02:52 AM
They've been dominant against National League teams. They will scare some teams in the N.L. but whoever wins the N.L. loses in, at the most, 5 games in the World Series.


Hey fellow A's fan, and canadian....scott cullen at TSN is a halo's homer. at 6 games back at the end of august he had the Halos at #2 in teh power rankings. and the A's at 9.

for two weeks in arow. last week was the first time he put the a's ahead of the halos (8 and 9 respectivley)

he gave me the worst suspect reasoning when i emailed him asking how his credibility could take such a beating ... i mean the Halos, #2 in the league? for half a month.

It was funny. Can't wait to email him now. see if the new ones come up with the Angels ahead of the ...2006 AL WEST CHAMPS Oakland A's!

Dolfan984
09-29-2006, 03:26 AM
Hey fellow A's fan, and canadian....scott cullen at TSN is a halo's homer. at 6 games back at the end of august he had the Halos at #2 in teh power rankings. and the A's at 9.

for two weeks in arow. last week was the first time he put the a's ahead of the halos (8 and 9 respectivley)

he gave me the worst suspect reasoning when i emailed him asking how his credibility could take such a beating ... i mean the Halos, #2 in the league? for half a month.

It was funny. Can't wait to email him now. see if the new ones come up with the Angels ahead of the ...2006 AL WEST CHAMPS Oakland A's!

Hell yeah go A's!

The Aqua Crush
09-29-2006, 04:05 AM
Hell yeah go A's!

Ya man, i wanna beat the Yankees outta spite hopefully their still around to play em in the AL champ. game.

We should start a OFFICIAL OAKLAND A's Thread. Seems to be one for all the other teams on here. (if there is one i just haven't seen it)

Dolfan984
09-29-2006, 04:47 AM
Ya man, i wanna beat the Yankees outta spite hopefully their still around to play em in the AL champ. game.

We should start a OFFICIAL OAKLAND A's Thread. Seems to be one for all the other teams on here. (if there is one i just haven't seen it)

Go ahead man, I'm way more a football guy, but I went to 5 baseball games this season. Was 4-1 when I went :D If they somehow beat the Yankees that would be hilarious to me. Since my other teams (Dolphins and Warriors heh) suck/are mediocre I gotta soak any good play from my teams as I can get.

unifiedtheory
09-29-2006, 07:27 PM
Ya man, i wanna beat the Yankees outta spite hopefully their still around to play em in the AL champ. game.

We should start a OFFICIAL OAKLAND A's Thread. Seems to be one for all the other teams on here. (if there is one i just haven't seen it)

I started an AL West thread in April but it did'nt take.

The "Official L.A. Angels Thread" is the one I go to. Classy fans in there. It's nice to discuss my team with the arch enemy.