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Old 09-29-2003, 09:43 AM   #1
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Who will win this series?

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Old 09-29-2003, 11:59 AM   #2
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I like the Red Sox over the A's because of offensive balance and Pedro.
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Old 09-29-2003, 03:36 PM   #3
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I think the Red Sox will overpower the A's pitching and their mediocre pitching past Pedro will hold up and win in 4.
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Old 09-29-2003, 04:59 PM   #4
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I wish this wasn't a Divisonal matchup. I am rooting for both these teams and I'd love to see both win it all, but I have to take the A's, for I fear after 3 straight Division Series losses, they will start to break up the team if they don't get to the Fall Classic.
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Old 09-29-2003, 05:25 PM   #5
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Pedro, Lowe at home, best offense. Enough said.
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Old 09-29-2003, 07:20 PM   #6
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The Red Sox should win this one easily.
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Old 09-29-2003, 08:28 PM   #7
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I'll give this one to Boston just to give their fans a small taste of victory before they are hammered by the Twins or the Yankees.
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Old 09-30-2003, 01:13 AM   #8
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This will be a really, REALLY, fun series to watch! It will be a dog fight to the end too, you have an explosive Boston offense up against a tough A's pitching staff. I think what it will come down to is timely hitting, once again, and Boston has the overwhelming egde in that department.

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Old 09-30-2003, 11:43 AM   #9
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Got to go with the Red Sox hitting.
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Old 10-01-2003, 03:32 AM   #10
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Quote:
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The Red Sox should win this one easily.
Just tell me how would the Red Sox win this one “easily”? Who has the better record!? Who is the division champ, who’s the wild card!? What you think the A’s winning the AL West is a fluke or something? Or are you thinking that they were cold down the stretch?

Haven’t you heard? Good pitching always beats good hitting (unless you’re Barry of course). NO ONE is going to win this one “easily”, but I’m giving the A’s the edge in this one. They ain’t going be knocked out of the first round for the fourth consecutive year. I hope not.
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Old 10-01-2003, 11:12 AM   #11
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Tonights game isn't on until 10pm in the East!! What a crock of sh**. Baseball needs to fix this garbage. It's the only sport that does this for it's post season.

So much for little Johnny and Susie watching the games in Oakland, since they will be SLEEPING, along with the rest of the country not in Oakland.
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Old 10-01-2003, 02:23 PM   #12
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I'll be getting home from work right around the fifth inning...

I'm one of those Red Sox fans who gave up on the season in July, and for sanity's sake, never came back. The bullpen will kill the Sox.
Defeatist, I know, but I just don't feel it from this team. They can clobber the ball against bad pitching, and the As have no one who'll be taking the mound this series that constitutes bad pitching. Lilly has had some of his best days (and worst) against the Red Sox. Also, the Sox incredible hitting has been tamed pretty well by the As in Network Associates Coliseum, and I expect more of the same. Take the As in 4, unless the As win tonight/tomorrow morning, and then take them in 3.

If the Sox make it through this series in ways I can't imagine, I expect I'll have a similarly morbid outlook on the ALCS, regardless of the opponent (although I think they stand a better chance of beating the Twins, though not by much). It's a matter of self-protection: if I don't think they can win, I'll be surprised if they do. When they lose, I won't be all that upset. The season has had too many heartbreaks and too many huge gaps of poor pitching to expect they can win more than one game against the A's.

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Just tell me how would the Red Sox win this one “easily”? Who has the better record!? Who is the division champ, who’s the wild card!? What you think the A’s winning the AL West is a fluke or something? Or are you thinking that they were cold down the stretch?

Haven’t you heard? Good pitching always beats good hitting (unless you’re Barry of course). NO ONE is going to win this one “easily”, but I’m giving the A’s the edge in this one. They ain’t going be knocked out of the first round for the fourth consecutive year. I hope not.
If the A's had Mark Mulder, their best pitcher this season, I might think differently, but they don't. I just don't like the A's hitters. Chavez, Tejada, etc. all have had so-so years.
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Old 10-02-2003, 10:40 AM   #14
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Pedro Martinez looked very good last night-Boston needs to hit like they did in the regular season.
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Old 10-02-2003, 02:57 PM   #15
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Keith--they DID hit like they did in the regular season. They've struggled, especially in the clutch, against tough pitching. They've had their way with several pitchers, but also been pretty stymied by good pitching, which is precisely what the As have.

I'm not 100% familiar with the numbers, but the Sox last night scored a run and a half fewer than the regular season average, while hitting at least as much, if not more, than the regular season average.

The Sox were bitten by what will kill them in this series, and what cost them ten wins or more over the regular season.

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