Monday, April 03, 2006

Opening Day

Happy New Year, Slackers...may your 2006 season be bright.

And now for some brief predictions for the upcoming season...

AL East Champ: Los Yankums
AL Central Champ: White Sox
AL West Champ: Athletics
Wild Card: Angels
Last Team Out: Indians

NL East Champ: Phillies
NL Central Champ: Astros
NL West Champ: Padres
Wild Card: Cardinals
Last Team Out: Brewers

AL Playoffs -- Yanks over Angels, A's over White Sox, Yanks over A's
NL Playoffs -- Cardinals over Padres, Astros over Phillies, Cardinals over Astros
World Series -- Yanks over Cards in 5

AL Cy Young: Johan Santana
NL Cy Young: Andy Pettitte

AL MVP: Travis Hafner
NL MVP: Albert Poo-Holes

The kids can play. I love this game. More slogans. Do it.


At 10:11 AM, Blogger ethan said...

we have a very similar al, but a vastly different nl (my predictions, including an off the wall blockbuster trade, here). also, nice to see you got an autograph of the stank.

so what'll be your primary focus tonite - the yanks or the ncaa finals?

At 10:33 AM, Blogger Alex Fritz said...

My two pennies:

Al east- Yanks
cent- White Sox
west - A's
WC - Tribe

NL east- Braves
cent- Cards
west- Dodgers
WC- Mets

ALDS Indians over Yanks
A's over Sox
ALCS Indians over A's

NLDS Cards over Braves
Mets over Dodgers
NLCS Cards over Mets

WS - Indians over Cards, as yet another curse falls and I contimplate suicide.

AL Cy - Rich Harden
MVP - A.Rod

NL Cy - Chris Carpenter

At 10:34 AM, Blogger MDS said...

Who are you picking to win it all?

Is your pick of the Astros based on a belief that Clemens is coming back? If he doesn't I don't see any way they make the playoffs.

At 10:42 AM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

I added my World Series picks...not sure how I left that part out. Might have something to do with the 90 emails in my work inbox and pile of shiite I need to comb through.

FYI, no chance I'm doing any work today.

At 10:46 AM, Blogger ethan said...

alex it would be terrible if your cards couldn't beat a rotation of cc, byrd, lee, westbrook, and johnson. if cliff lee wins > 75% of his decisions again i will eat my hat (though i do have a hat made out of pop tarts).

At 10:53 AM, Blogger Trix said...


You blow. How could you leave out my Cubbies? Oh, yeah. That's right. They suck. Sorry to bother you.

Love, Trixie

At 11:15 AM, Blogger ethan said...

i hear the cubs are planning to trade matt murton for kaz matsui (to fill that "hole" at second) and then sign ozzie canseco to play left.

At 11:36 AM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

I feel for the Cubbies...but I would feel a lot worse for them if their fanbase weren't such a bunch of fairweather fans. No offense to you of course, Trixie.

A pop tart hat? That's flippin' fantastic, Ethan. Eat it.

Johan to the Mets? I don't see it. Though if I were a Mets fan, I'd do Milledge/Heilman for Johan in a heartbeat. Sounds good for both teams...

At 11:38 AM, Blogger ethan said...

the mets would have to throw in some more prospects too, but the twinkies need to re-tool in a big way. the answer to their problems is not tony batista...

At 11:43 AM, Blogger Guss said...

go brewers...2 years in a row being better than the cubs...awesome

WS prediction... Mets over Sox in 6

At 11:45 AM, Blogger MDS said...

Cubs fans are fair-weather fans? When have the Cubs had fair weather? I thought the whole idea about the Cubs was that their games sold out no matter how bad the team is -- it's pretty unusual that in a city with two teams, it's easier to get tickets to see the defending World Series champ than it is to get tickets to see the team that was under .500 last year.

At 12:03 PM, Blogger Alex Fritz said...

Unfortunatly, the Cards can make just about any opposing rotation look like gods in the playoffs. Fuckers.

Four more years of futlity and Wrigley will be half-empty just like it was prior to 1998.

At 12:35 PM, Anonymous Rashid Muhammad said...

Braves | Brewers | Dodgers - Cards
Yanks | Indians | As - *Sox

At 1:06 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

MDS -- There are a solid handful of diehard Cubs fans, but it's a total myth that they have a rabid fanbase in any sense of the word.

Nobody, in my experience, *really* cares about the Cubs in a win or lose sense -- they sell out games because it's a small park and because it's a fun social event (especially day games, a good excuse to take off work).

They had fair weather in 1998 and again (really fair weather) in 2003, and all of a sudden EVERYONE in town is a diehard and telling stories as if they actually cared a bit during the season. So maybe fairweather ain't the right word -- but they're something. Cubs fans are something.

At 1:16 PM, Blogger ethan said...

i can't believe how many folks are expecting the tribe to unseat the chisox. has everyone forgotten that they played a bit over their heads last year? there's a good chance they won't win 90 games this year.

At 2:13 PM, Blogger MDS said...

Ace, I think we agree. I live half a mile from Wrigley, so it'd be nice to see them play well, but I didn't grow up here, so I'm not a huge fan. I think a lot of people identify themselves as Cubs fans when what they really mean is they're fans of spending a day at Wrigley Field. Many "Cubs fans" know very little about baseball -- I think that there's a sizeable number of Cubs fans who, if you asked them who their favorite player on this year's team is, would say, "Sammy Sosa."

At 6:50 PM, Blogger PaulNoonan said...

Just got back from the Brewer game... Agree with MDS avout cccubs fans... Wasted.

Heading back out.


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