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Viva Medias B's
06-09-2007, 11:15 PM
Milwaukee went into the bottom of the ninth with a 3-0 lead over Texas. Guess what.

:angry: on the faces of fans north of Russell Road tonight.

Texas 4, Milwaukee 3 (F)

Brian26
06-10-2007, 12:11 AM
The New Trier junior varsity baseball team could win the NL Central this year.

Dan the Man
06-10-2007, 12:25 AM
Didn't see any of the game. Did Francisco Cordero finally blow one?

DSpivack
06-10-2007, 01:12 AM
Didn't see any of the game. Did Francisco Cordero finally blow one?

Yeah, I have him on one of my two last-place fantasy teams.

Blueprint1
06-10-2007, 03:01 AM
This division is a joke. They need to get rid of interleague play and have no divisions. The top four teams should make the playoffs.

peeonwrigley
06-10-2007, 03:38 AM
The New Trier junior varsity baseball team could win the NL Central this year.

As much as love to rip this division, our White Sox are now 1-4 vs the NL Central.

PKalltheway
06-10-2007, 07:51 AM
As much as love to rip this division, our White Sox are now 1-4 vs the NL Central.
Yep. Can't talk the talk if you don't walk the walk.

UserNameBlank
06-10-2007, 08:06 AM
As much as love to rip this division, our White Sox are now 1-4 vs the NL Central.
:thud:
Not good.

DoItForDanPasqua
06-10-2007, 11:05 AM
This division is a joke. They need to get rid of interleague play and have no divisions. The top four teams should make the playoffs.


I agree. A team can win this division with about 79 wins and then win the World Series while another NL club can win 92 games and not even make the wild card. You can also have two teams and a bye: having time off between the ALCS and World Series didn't hurt the Sox in 2005.

The fairest way, however, is a balanced schedule and no playoffs. Obviously this won't happen because it kills exciting pennant races and revenue, but if 162 games doesn't decide who is best, a five or seven game series won't either.

viagracat
06-10-2007, 11:55 AM
As much as love to rip this division, our White Sox are now 1-4 vs the NL Central.

That's true. I think the fact that galls some people here, and rightfully so, is that right now the Cubs have a much better chance of making the playoffs this year than the Sox as the Brewers are going down and somebody from the NL Central has to go to the postseason.

balke
06-10-2007, 11:58 AM
A World Series win is a World Series win. It doesn't matter how many wins they had in the regular season, it matters they got there. Cardinals and Houston have been in the World Series since 2004. Doesn't seem like they came from a weak division to me.

IndianWhiteSox
06-10-2007, 12:20 PM
I agree. A team can win this division with about 79 wins and then win the World Series while another NL club can win 92 games and not even make the wild card. You can also have two teams and a bye: having time off between the ALCS and World Series didn't hurt the Sox in 2005.

The fairest way, however, is a balanced schedule and no playoffs. Obviously this won't happen because it kills exciting pennant races and owner's revenue, but if 162 games doesn't decide who is best, a five or seven game series won't either.

No the fairest way would be to have two divisions per league and have the top four teams make the post-season.

DSpivack
06-10-2007, 05:01 PM
No the fairest way would be to have two divisions per league and have the top four teams make the post-season.

I agree. A team can win this division with about 79 wins and then win the World Series while another NL club can win 92 games and not even make the wild card. You can also have two teams and a bye: having time off between the ALCS and World Series didn't hurt the Sox in 2005.

The fairest way, however, is a balanced schedule and no playoffs. Obviously this won't happen because it kills exciting pennant races and revenue, but if 162 games doesn't decide who is best, a five or seven game series won't either.

The 'fairest' seems to be how most soccer leagues work: the team with the best regular-season record is champion. Sure, there are other cups/tournaments that also have meaning, but the whole idea of a playoff seems a uniquely American entity (then again, America has unique sports).

I'm not suggesting that baseball should change it this way, but if you want to make the playoffs, win your division or the wild card. Don't whine about the rules involved.

Foulke You
06-10-2007, 08:38 PM
As much as love to rip this division, our White Sox are now 1-4 vs the NL Central.
I think the Sox would be 1W-4L vs. the Chattanooga Lookouts and Hickory Crawdads the way we've been playing. The NL Central is a bad division. Take a look at the rosters and records of those teams and that is all you need to know that they are a crappy division. What the Cards did in 2006 had more to do with the Tigers peeing their pants when it counted than anything else. How else do you explain Jeff Suppan and Jeff Weaver leading a team to a World Series victory?

HotelWhiteSox
06-11-2007, 02:14 AM
Yep. Can't talk the talk if you don't walk the walk.

Well, it's been a crappy first half. Us sucking doesn't change that that division is garbage

goon
06-11-2007, 03:44 AM
Well, Fransisco blew another save tonight against the Rangers in Arlington... looks like the Rangers knew that Cordero would probably never be able to pitch in their park for whatever reason.

Hopefully this is just a bump in the road for him, I like the Brewers and want to see them get to the playoffs, but they are going to need Cordero to do it. Turnbow, imho, is not that great of an option in that role.

PKalltheway
06-11-2007, 02:17 PM
Well, it's been a crappy first half. Us sucking doesn't change that that division is garbage
Of course. That division is awful. They do have a knack of turning it on in the postseason though. All of the last 3 NL Champions have come out of the NL Central, and (mostly thanks to the Cardinals), the only year in this decade in which a NL Central team didn't make it to the NLCS was 2001.

If past history indicates anything, this is becoming a trend. I wouldn't count out the Brewers or anybody else in that terrible division in the playoffs.

Fenway
06-11-2007, 02:22 PM
I am afraid the Cubs might steal that division. The Brewers since the road trip East are full of self-doubt.

balke
06-11-2007, 02:44 PM
I am afraid the Cubs might steal that division. The Brewers since the road trip East are full of self-doubt.


I'm more thinking the Cardinals take it. They've had some underachieving pitching, while the Cubs have been overachieving. They also have Pujols and a bullpen.

ewokpelts
06-12-2007, 12:08 AM
I'm more thinking the Cardinals take it. They've had some underachieving pitching, while the Cubs have been overachieving. They also have Pujols and a bullpen. there's 29 teams that want just that

Viva Medias B's
06-12-2007, 08:22 AM
I'm more thinking the Cardinals take it. They've had some underachieving pitching, while the Cubs have been overachieving. They also have Pujols and a bullpen.

I just hope, then, the Redbirds don't blow games from TLR's overmanaging.