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Fenway
05-25-2005, 08:45 PM
http://sportsmed.starwave.com/i/teamlogos/mlb/sml/trans/stl.gif 1. St. Louis Cardinals (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/clubhouse?team=stl): The Cards have won 15 of their last 17 interleague games. Next interleague opponent: The team that swept them last October.
http://sportsmed.starwave.com/i/teamlogos/mlb/sml/trans/chw.gif 2. Chicago White Sox (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/clubhouse?team=chw): Mark Buehrle has thrown at least six innings in each of his last 38 starts. By the way, it'll be "Sleepover Night" at The Cell Phone on June 4. Bring your tent, gas stove and glove.
http://sportsmed.starwave.com/i/teamlogos/mlb/sml/trans/fla.gif 3. Florida Marlins (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/clubhouse?team=fla): Led by the D-Train, the Fish have allowed the fewest runs (146) in the majors. Did we mention Miguel Cabrera is also a monster?
http://sportsmed.starwave.com/i/teamlogos/mlb/sml/trans/bal.gif 4. Baltimore Orioles (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/clubhouse?team=bal): B.J. Ryan is quickly becoming what's called a shutdown closer. He's 13-for-14 in save opportunities, and throws just nasty stuff from the left side.
http://sportsmed.starwave.com/i/teamlogos/mlb/sml/trans/min.gif 5. Minnesota Twins (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/clubhouse?team=min): After going 46-30 against the AL Central in 2004, the Twins are only 13-10 vs. division foes this season.
http://sportsmed.starwave.com/i/teamlogos/mlb/sml/trans/nyy.gif 6. New York Yankees (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/clubhouse?team=nyy): We're greatly anticipating the day when Boss Steinbrenner gets on his high horse and starts to publicly question the Big Unit. You know it's gonna happen sooner or later.
http://sportsmed.starwave.com/i/teamlogos/mlb/sml/trans/sdg.gif 7. San Diego Padres (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/clubhouse?team=sdg): The Padres have gotten acclimated to their spacious digs and may have some staying power. After going only 42-39 last year in PETCO Park's first year, they have the best home record in the majors (16-4) and are undefeated in seven home series (5-0-2).
http://sportsmed.starwave.com/i/teamlogos/mlb/sml/trans/bos.gif 8. Boston Red Sox (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/clubhouse?team=bos): Manny Ramirez is third in the AL in RBI (38), but is batting just .143 (6-for-42) with four RBI against left-handed pitching.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?page=powerrank_week8

minastirith67
05-25-2005, 08:47 PM
who cares?

MRKARNO
05-25-2005, 08:54 PM
They were getting bored of putting the White Sox in the number one spot again.

mccoydp
05-25-2005, 08:55 PM
And this surprises you? The Cardinals are the media's fave.

:KW

"You don't like us at #1? Guess what: we don't care!"

Cubbiesuck13
05-25-2005, 09:16 PM
And this surprises you? The Cardinals are the media's fave.

:KW

"You don't like us at #1? Guess what: we don't care!"

You are crazy if you think the Cards are a media fave. They should be, seeing how they have the 2nd most successful history and are good year in and year out. They also are damn hot right now. No way are they a media fave because they made numero uno in the power rankings.

mccoydp
05-25-2005, 09:33 PM
You are crazy if you think the Cards are a media fave. They should be, seeing how they have the 2nd most successful history and are good year in and year out. They also are damn hot right now. No way are they a media fave because they made numero uno in the power rankings.

They're an exceptional team. Note the lack of teal in my post!:D:

Infallible
05-25-2005, 09:34 PM
actually the Cards are THE most successful club in history even surpasing the Yankees. They are not media favorites in comparison with the Red Sox, Yankees, Cubs and Dodgers.

mccoydp
05-25-2005, 09:37 PM
actually the Cards are THE most successful club in history even surpasing the Yankees. They are not media favorites in comparison with the Red Sox, Yankees, Cubs and Dodgers.

I always thought they were favorites, but maybe I still have Big Mac and Sham-Me's home run chase in my head from '98.

Here's a thought: given the geographical proximity, why no Sox-Cards interleague this year? Makes more sense than Sox-Diamondbacks...

Fenway
05-25-2005, 09:41 PM
actually the Cards are THE most successful club in history even surpasing the Yankees. They are not media favorites in comparison with the Red Sox, Yankees, Cubs and Dodgers.

say what?


#1 in the National League yes but baseball history?

Not even close
St. Louis Cardinals (1900 - 2004) - 9 World Championships, 16 Pennants, and 20 Playoff Appearances
New York Yankees (1913 - 2004) - 26 World Championships, 39 Pennants, and 44 Playoff Appearances

Cubbiesuck13
05-25-2005, 09:43 PM
I always thought they were favorites, but maybe I still have Big Mac and Sham-Me's home run chase in my head from '98.

Here's a thought: given the geographical proximity, why no Sox-Cards interleague this year?

The only thing that gets more press than the Yanks is the home run.

I would love to see a Sox Vs Cards game. Hopefully in the WS.

JB98
05-25-2005, 09:46 PM
I always thought they were favorites, but maybe I still have Big Mac and Sham-Me's home run chase in my head from '98.

Here's a thought: given the geographical proximity, why no Sox-Cards interleague this year? Makes more sense than Sox-Diamondbacks...

We should play the Cards and Brewers every year. It would generate a lot of interest, much more than any series vs the Padres, Diamondbacks or Rockies.

doublem23
05-25-2005, 09:47 PM
actually the Cards are THE most successful club in history even surpasing the Yankees. They are not media favorites in comparison with the Red Sox, Yankees, Cubs and Dodgers.

The Yankees are undoubtedly the most storied franchise in baseball history. To suggest otherwise is insane.

dcb33
05-25-2005, 09:47 PM
And this surprises you? The Cardinals are the media's fave.

:KW

"You don't like us at #1? Guess what: we don't care!"

Looks like the Sox are once again the Rodney Dangerfield's of the baseball world- What does it take to get some respect around here!

Oh well, back to flying under the radar!

mccoydp
05-25-2005, 09:57 PM
We should play the Cards and Brewers every year. It would generate a lot of interest, much more than any series vs the Padres, Diamondbacks or Rockies.

Cut out the Sox-Dodgers series and put the Cards in instead. Manos doesn't need a homecoming!:D:

:manos

"Recuerdas?"

Palehose13
05-25-2005, 10:38 PM
We should play the Cards and Brewers every year. It would generate a lot of interest, much more than any series vs the Padres, Diamondbacks or Rockies.

Agreed. Someone send Brooks an e-mail! :wink:

Hitmen77
05-25-2005, 10:57 PM
Cut out the Sox-Dodgers series and put the Cards in instead. Manos doesn't need a homecoming!:D:

:manos

"Recuerdas?"

I'm actually looking forward to the Dodgers "first visit to Chicago" since 1959. :D:

Lip Man 1
05-26-2005, 12:14 AM
Sox #2 in rankings....

Who cares!

Lip

ClaudelSleptHere
05-26-2005, 12:22 AM
The Sox probably deserved to slip behind the Cardinals. They were "losing steam" and being sent a message by the Messiah while the Cards took two out of three from the always-tough Royals in a rivalry that makes Cubs-Sox pale in comparison.

Tragg
05-26-2005, 12:41 AM
actually the Cards are THE most successful club in history even surpasing the Yankees.
So much for infallibility

jabrch
05-26-2005, 12:44 AM
I have no problem being 1st, 2nd, or 30th in the ESPN Power Rankings. It means less than nothing.

Fredsox
05-26-2005, 06:22 AM
actually the Cards are THE most successful club in history even surpasing the Yankees. They are not media favorites in comparison with the Red Sox, Yankees, Cubs and Dodgers.

The Yankees have twenty six World Championships since 1900. Also, if my memory serves me, statistically they were either winning the championship or playing for it in something like half their seasons last century. They are, by far, the most successful baseball franchise in history if you use championships as the metric, and I'm not certain what other one you'd want to use.

jabrch
05-26-2005, 06:57 AM
The Cards are a good franchise. They are competitive nearly every year, and on a much smaller budget than many other teams. I'd love to have the success they have had in the past 50 years. 9 WS wins, 16 pennants and 20 trips to the post season is pretty damn good.

They aren't the Yankees, but they are probably the next best thing - and they do it on much less $ than the Yanks have in the past 20 years.

ma_deuce
05-26-2005, 08:52 AM
http://sportsmed.starwave.com/i/teamlogos/mlb/sml/trans/chw.gif 2. Chicago White Sox (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/clubhouse?team=chw): Mark Buehrle has thrown at least six innings in each of his last 38 starts. By the way, it'll be "Sleepover Night" at The Cell Phone on June 4. Bring your tent, gas stove and glove.

Don't forget to bring a copy of ESPN magazine as well, in case they run out of toilet paper. Hopefully its printed in two-ply.

:cuss:

jehosaphat
05-26-2005, 12:35 PM
[QUOTE=mccoydp]Cut out the Sox-Dodgers series and put the Cards in instead. Manos doesn't need a homecoming!:D:

It would be good for us, but it will never happen. Each team gets 1 interleague rival they play each year, and i guess the others are randomly rotated. The padres v. white sox make no sense, to us or to them. I would venture to say other than the Yankees, Red Sox, and Angels, the Padre fans (all 10 of them) could probably care less about any American League team. My brother is a big Atlanta Brave fan, and he reports that Brave fans by and large don't like interleague play. They'd rather see the Cards, Cubs, etc. more often that match ups with Tampa Bay, Detroit, or whomever. I think interleague play will survive because of the natural rivalries - Sox/Cubs, Mets/Yanks, Dodgers/Angels, and to a lesser extent Rangers/Astros, Royals/Cards and so on and so on. But they never will let teams lock into more than one interleague rival year in and year out, because someone would get stuck with a miserable slate, year in and year out.

I like playing the Cubs, Cards, and Brewers - as for all the other national league teams, give me the one that has the worst record. This year I'd love to have 3 against Colorado.

RockyMtnSoxFan
05-26-2005, 01:46 PM
I like playing the Cubs, Cards, and Brewers - as for all the other national league teams, give me the one that has the worst record. This year I'd love to have 3 against Colorado.

Done. June 6-8 in the thin air at Coors. I sure hope Frank's back for that series. Even if he's only a pinch hitter, he could hit it a long way at that park.

RockyMtnSoxFan
05-26-2005, 01:47 PM
I would love to see a Sox Vs Cards game. Hopefully in the WS.

Boy, wouldn't that drive Scrub fans nuts.

nasox
05-26-2005, 01:48 PM
Wow, what crappy rankings.

tacosalbarojas
05-26-2005, 01:49 PM
When we go 30 games over .500 we'll probably be dropped to eighth in the rankings.

nasox
05-26-2005, 02:32 PM
When we go 30 games over .500 we'll probably be dropped to eighth in the rankings.

That probably should be: When we go 30 games over .500 we'll be dropped to eighth in the rankings.

There you go. All better. :thumbsup: