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SouthSide_HitMen
10-02-2006, 11:11 PM
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"I see wrong World Series predictions in your future"

Reviewing my preseason predictions (4 -1 in team wins over / under vs. spread - very good; 4 of 8 playoff teams - meh (Yankees, Oakland, St. Louis & Los Angeles) I did a search of the other prediction threads on this cold and rainy night without sports (Playoffs and NHL start this week!).

Note - I'm giving people credit for Los Angeles or San Diego for the division.

1. Here is what our posters predicted as well as our favorite publication, Baseball Prospectus.

Baseball Prospectus (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=68343&highlight=predictions) - Our favorite whipping boy's computer fared better than expected

Five of the eight playoff participants (NY Yankees, Oakland, New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers). Biggest mistakes - Indians first (10 games off - finished fourth), Cubs second (16 games off - 4 standings positions off), Padres third (10 wins off).

As far as BP writers go, unless Billy Beane wins it all they will not be celebrating with their World Series picks (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=1075627&postcount=5). Two writers have no current playoff teams among their WS picks and of the remaining ten, six have their heads up Billy Beane's ass yet again.

2. Grobber (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=68435&highlight=predictions) 33 (http://www.grobber.com/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2735) - Our favorite Cub fan reporter had 5 of the 6 division winners once again (giving him credit for Los Angeles who tied San Diego). Don't pick the White Sox anymore. :D: (Good job Les! - No playoff selections however).

3. ESPN (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=68264&highlight=predictions)aka Berman et al (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/preview06/news/story?page=06expertpicks&CMP=OTC-DT9705204233):

Notables - Division winners / playoff teams / World Series Prediction

Peter Gammons - 3 division / 4 playoff / NYY over St. Louis
Rob Neyer - 5 division & playoff / Dodgers over Twins (pretty ballsy)
Phil Rogers - 5 division & playoff / White Sox over Mets

4. MLB Predictions by WSI Posters. Here (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=68521&highlight=predictions), here (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=1073357&postcount=13) and here (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=1073325&postcount=5).

SouthSide_HitMen (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=1073357&postcount=13): 4 division & playoff teams, White Sox over St. Louis :(:

Mary Swiss (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=1073325&postcount=5): 0 division winners :o: , no wild card / playoffs selected.
Can't wait to see who's closer--me or those clowns. Clowns 1, M Swiss 0 :D:

Viva Medias B's: 3 division, 5 playoff teams, White Sox over Cards
Scottiehaswheels: 3 division, 4 playoff, White Sox over Mets
PAPChiSoOx729: 4 division & playoff, White Sox over Brewers
SectionBNole: 5 division & playoff, White Sox over Los Angeles
fuzzy_patters: 2 division & playoff, White Sox over Cardinals
Tragg: 2 division, 3 playoff, White Sox over Phillies
dcd56: 3 division, 4 playoff, White Sox over Mets
fusillirob1983: 4 division, 5 playoff, White Sox over St. Louis Cardinals
RKMeiblane: 3 division, 5 playoff, White Sox over St. Louis
palehozenychicty: 3 division, 4 playoff, White Sox over LA Dodgers
munchman33: 1 division & playoff, White Sox over Atlanta
whitesoxwilkes: 3 division, 5 playoff, St. Louis over Anaheim
santo=dorf: 4 division & playoff, White Sox over St. Louis
Kroozah: 2 division, 3 playoff, White Sox over St. Louis
Lip Man: 5 playoffs (did not select division or playoff results)
Beautox: 3 division, 4 playoff, White Sox over St. Louis
russ99: 3 division & playoffs, White Sox over Atlanta
ChiSoxRowand: 4 division, 6 playoffs, White Sox over St. Louis
Jjav829: 3 division, 4 playoffs, St. Louis over Oakland
beckett21: 3 division, 4 playoffs, White Sox over St. Louis
soxfan26: 3 division, 5 playoffs, White Sox over St. Louis
mjmcend: 4 division, 5 playoffs, White Sox over St. Louis
Rooney4Prez56: 3 division & playoffs, White Sox over Atlanta

Now I know why I am a contrarian gambler / investor. :(: :D:

Didn't have the heart to open the White Sox prediction thread (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=67861&highlight=predictions).

At least I had the Derby (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=1126612&postcount=48) winner correct. :cool:

LuvSox
10-02-2006, 11:14 PM
Mary Swiss (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=1073325&postcount=5): 0 division winners :o: , no wild card / playoffs selected.
Can't wait to see who's closer--me or those clowns. Clowns 1, M Swiss 0



:kneeslap:

batmanZoSo
10-03-2006, 12:12 AM
Wow, Mary, that was brutal. Toronto? :smokin:

Just kidding. This was a very unpredictable year to say the least.

SouthSide_HitMen
10-03-2006, 12:32 AM
Wow, Mary, that was brutal. Toronto? :smokin:

Just kidding. This was a very unpredictable year to say the least.

I wouldn't have broken out her prediction if it wasn't for the comment (http://www.content.loudeye.com/scripts/hurl.exe?clipid=011733601180006900&cid=600111). :D:

All in good fun Mary! :wink: