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ohalloran
02-15-2003, 01:54 PM
Sportingnews.com has the twinkies rated #1 in their preseason MLB Power Poll! (Sox 12th).
Very Bizarre...

dllrbll7
02-15-2003, 02:35 PM
Thats fine the only poll that matters to me is the postseason poll.

ChiSox14305635
02-15-2003, 02:37 PM
Guess they think that old Metrodome magic will continue. Newsflash to them: The Twins played for their jobs last year & to avoid contraction. While I'll never take them lightly, I seriously doubt they can take that momentum any further this year, & letting go the one guy who gave the Sox power fits (Ortiz) is gone. Maybe I'm the only one, but I expect a HUGE letdown from the Twinkies this year! And with that being said: GO SOX!!! :D:

soxtalker
02-15-2003, 02:41 PM
I think that's great! I much prefer to be perceived as the underdog than the favorite.

RKMeibalane
02-15-2003, 02:46 PM
Originally posted by soxtalker
I think that's great! I much prefer to be perceived as the underdog than the favorite.

I agree. The Twins weren't expected to perform well last season, in part because of the contraction threat, and because they struggled during the second half of 2001. They surpassed most people's expectations, and now everyone suddenly believes they're a World Series contender.

The Twins have been complaining about the White Sox recently, as if they're concerned that the Pale Hose might make a run. That's fine with me. Let them tremble fearfully inside that giant garbage bag they call the Metrodome.

The Sox have no pressure. If they struggle again, no one will care. If they overtake Minnesota, everyone will praise Ken Williams for the accquisition of Bartolo Colon and Billy Koch. Again, that's fine with me.

Lip Man 1
02-15-2003, 11:26 PM
Is this a NEW poll by TSN?

Right after the season finished in November, they had a pre season poll for the upcoming year which had the twins #1 saying they had the biggest upside out of all the playoff teams.

I have a feeling you stumbled upon that November poll.

Lip

ohalloran
02-16-2003, 08:29 AM
It's dated 2-5-03 & mentions some of the off-season changes. I guess the haven't change their minds since last fall.http://www.sportingnews.com/baseball/poll/

Stoky44
11-03-2005, 11:06 AM
This makes no sense, how in the world are the twins rated above the sox and indians. We win the world series and are ranked 12th. Still no respect!! :angry:

knocko94
11-03-2005, 11:07 AM
:rolleyes:

soxfanatlanta
11-03-2005, 11:21 AM
The Twinkies? Over the Indians and the Sox? Espn has the Indians over the Sox as well, but at least they made a kinda-decent argument with all of their key players locked up in contracts.

:dunno:

Go figure.

Regardless, next year is gonna be an exciting race, kinda like 1994, before the plug was pulled.

C'mon Paulie, stay!

MisterB
11-03-2005, 11:25 AM
Um...the starting post on this thread is dated Feb. 15, 2003.


:?: :rolleyes: :tongue:

Unregistered
11-03-2005, 11:30 AM
This makes no sense, how in the world are the twins rated above the sox and indians. We win the world series and are ranked 12th. Still no respect!! :angry:
Why on earth would you resurrect a "Power Ranking" poll from 2 years ago? :dunno:

Iwritecode
11-03-2005, 11:32 AM
This makes no sense, how in the world are the twins rated above the sox and indians. We win the world series and are ranked 12th. Still no respect!! :angry:

Um... delete your cookies?

Jerko
11-03-2005, 11:33 AM
Um... delete your cookies?

before I toss mine.......Twins #1 indeed.