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tadscout
10-11-2005, 02:15 AM
"EXPERT" PICKS
Gammons
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4-2

Stark
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4-3

Crasnick
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4-3

Olney
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4-2

Caple
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4-1

Phillips
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4-1

Gillette
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4-3

Neel
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4-2

Gomez
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4-2

Miller
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4-1

longshot7
10-11-2005, 02:22 AM
I wonder if these were made before or after Bart left game 5 with a hurt shoulder. Can the Angels really be favored now?

santo=dorf
10-11-2005, 02:22 AM
:boston
"Kiss my ass White Sox fans! You swept the Red Sox!!! :whiner:"

Thanks for giving them the kiss of death Pete!

Chips
10-11-2005, 02:23 AM
If they are experts than I can walk on water, which I can't.

patbooyah
10-11-2005, 02:26 AM
http://proxy.espn.go.com/chat/sportsnation/polling?event_id=1690

i think they were made in haste, since their poll has the yankees line-up listed for this question:

11) Weakest link: If you're Ozzie Guillen, which opposing hitter do you MOST want to see at the plate with the game on the line?

Robinson CanoJason GiambiDerek JeterTino MartinezHideki MatsuiJorge PosadaAlex RodriguezGary SheffieldBernie Williams

elrod
10-11-2005, 02:29 AM
The feature article, written by Jim Caple, has a huge advantage for the Sox because of the banged up rotation in LAA. I assume he wrote his after the game. I'd love to hear the rationale from the others. Not that I can't understand why somebody would pick the Angels, but how would they account for no Colon and potentially no Washburn.

longshot7
10-11-2005, 02:34 AM
I think I've figured it out. At the beginning of the postseason, they asked all their experts who would win each series, and so those are the "predictions" that are being used. Most of the "experts" picked Boston to beat the Sox, so therefore, the Angels are their pick in the LCS.

from this page:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs2005/news/story?id=2179945

Maybe tomorrow this will be reset, considering the Angels' pitching, but I doubt it.

SSN721
10-11-2005, 06:45 AM
I dont know, I dont get that upset about this, its not like any are prediocting a sweep. How many of us hated the matchup with the Angels, even with their weakened rotation at the moment. I still think this series is going 6-7 games, they are a great team, should be a good exciting series I think.

PAPChiSox729
10-11-2005, 07:47 AM
Well at least we've got Kruk and Reynolds on our side.

:rolleyes:

DumpJerry
10-11-2005, 07:50 AM
Well at least we've got Kruk and Reynolds on our side.

:rolleyes:
They were emphatic about it last night. Kruk said we had no weaknesses.

Now I'm nervous!:(:

Fredsox
10-11-2005, 08:23 AM
One of the really cool things about the LCS starting in, oh, about 12 hours is that it means predictions mean bupkis. It does not matter what they say (and frankly it never did matter), the rubber meets the road at about 7:20PM.

Long-term trends mean nothing. These are some of the finest athletes in the world and they appear to be very closely matched in their abilities. Now it's about brass spheroids.

1951Campbell
10-11-2005, 08:27 AM
Not that I can't understand why somebody would pick the Angels, but how would they account for no Colon and potentially no Washburn.

With no Colon and no Washburn, how would that make you feel as an Angels fan? Most of those guys must've picked after Colon hurt his arm, there's no other reasonable explanation.

FJA
10-11-2005, 09:00 AM
With no Colon and no Washburn, how would that make you feel as an Angels fan? Most of those guys must've picked after Colon hurt his arm, there's no other reasonable explanation.

I think these might just be carryovers from the original postseason predictions. You'll notice there are no predictions from the "experts" who picked a Yankees-Red Sox ALCS.

Norberto7
10-11-2005, 09:35 AM
I think these might just be carryovers from the original postseason predictions. You'll notice there are no predictions from the "experts" who picked a Yankees-Red Sox ALCS.

I'm guessing they are revised. See Steve Phillips, who prediced an Angels over White Sox ALCS in 7 games at the outset of the postseason. He now has the Sox in 5.

LongLiveFisk
10-11-2005, 09:45 AM
Aren't these all the same clowns who picked Boston??

asindc
10-11-2005, 10:45 AM
Aren't these all the same clowns who picked Boston??

Actually, several ESPN analysts picked the White Sox in the ALDS, more so than any other national media outlet I've observed. I think the predictions are a combination of pre and post ALDS games. Before the ALDS, I think only one ESPN writer picked the Sox to make the World Series.

With all that said, so what? As Ozzie has said, we gain respect by winning. Winning cures all ills. So let's focus on that.:cool:

Ol' No. 2
10-11-2005, 11:02 AM
Aren't these all the same clowns who picked Boston??Yes, and that's pretty much all you need to know. Buster Olney even picked San Diego over St. Louis.:?:

TDog
10-11-2005, 11:16 AM
Many experts are considering the fact that the Angels have more postseason experience than the White Sox, a team new to baseball after Columbus Day. People aren't used to seeing the White Sox winning this late in the year. That and the fact that the Sox collapsed at the end. Honestly, I just hope the White Sox remain sharp and still have the intensity they had when they finished off the Red Sox.

Of course, the Red Sox had a little bit of postseason experience. It was in all the papers.

santo=dorf
10-11-2005, 11:17 AM
Yes, and that's pretty much all you need to know. Buster Olney even picked San Diego over St. Louis.:?:

In 4 games no less.

I'm willing to bet anything if/when the White Sox win the ALCS (I can't believe I'm typing this :smile: ) he'll take the National League team.
He's just dying to write "The White Sox finally showed their true colors this series playing like the 22nd ranked MLB, 4th in the AL Central team like I predicted."

Let's just keep winning and put this clown in his place. :bandance: