Monday, September 29, 2008

Post Season Predictions

Even though the AL Central hasn't been decided, here are my predictions....

ALDS:

Red Sox over Angels in 4 (with Beckett's start our only loss)
Devil Rays over whichever team in 4

NLDS:

Cubs over Dodgers in 3
Phils over Brewers in 5

I could be bold and predict further, but let's wait and see if this pans out.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

It's hard to win a pennant, but it's harder losing one.

There are still two undecided playoff spots: the AL Central and the NL Wild Card.

In the AL Central, the Twins are 1/2 Game up on the White Sox.

If the Twins win and the White Sox lose, Minnesota wins the division and heads to Tampa Bay. In any other scenario -- both teams win, both teams lose, White Sox win/Twins lose -- the teams would remain a half-game apart and the White Sox would have to make up a September 13 rainout against Detroit.
That game would be in Chicago at 1 PM on Monday. If, after that game, the White Sox are tied for first place with the Twins, they would play Minnesota in another tiebreaker, also in Chicago, on Tuesday.

The ALDS against the Rays starts on Thursday.

Over in the NL, the Mets and Brewers are tied for the wild card.

If Milwaukee and New York remain tied, a one-game playoff would be played in New York on Monday.

Both NLDS begin on Wednesday.

"Because there's no crying in baseball. THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL! No crying!"

Clemens heartbroken over Yankee Stadium snub

Estranged former Yankee Roger Clemens was "heartbroken" when his former team left him out of Sunday night's Stadium-farewell festivities, which included a video montage honoring the Bronx Bombers' greatest pitchers - but not him, a relative told The Post yesterday. Clemens was sitting at home in hurricane-ravaged Texas, in front of a battery-operated television on his living room couch, when the team delivered a final crushing blow to its former star. Clutching wife Debbie's hand on one side and mother-in-law Jan Wild's on the other, Clemens tuned in to his final team's last home game hoping for some recognition for helping win two World Series titles, Wild said. But that Rocket never launched. When the team played the video celebrating its greatest players at every position, the steroid-scandal-scarred Clemens was nowhere to be seen. "Debbie and I held his hand while we watched the game, and he was heartbroken," said Wild, 70. "Not mad. He still loves baseball and the Yankees, but it was sad what they did to him."

As Artie likes to say "Wah!"

From the "New York Post"

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tonight is the night!



UPDATE: It looks like the video is gone from NBC.com but I sure liked the season premiere!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Red Sox clinch postseason berth

RED SOX GUARANTEED PLAYOFF SPOT WITH5-4 WIN OVER INDIANS

The 2007 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox are headed back to the playoffs. The Red Sox wrapped up their fifth postseason berth in six years with a 5-4 win over the Cleveland Indians Tuesday night at Fenway Park. Kevin Youkilis started things off by launching a two-run homer into the Green Monster seats in the fourth inning, and Dustin Pedroia hit a two-run double as part of the Red Sox's three-run fifth. That was enough to support starter Tim Wakefield and some impressive bullpen work.

(from mlb.com)

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Today is the day!

When the Red Sox win and the Yankees lose (in the final game at 33-year-old "Yankee Stadium II"), then New York will be officially eliminated from post-season play for the first time since 1993.

I like that...might have to stay up and watch the game on ESPN tonight.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

"It was twenty years ago today..."

So today is the "anniversary" of my brain surgery. I have lived longer without the tumor than I did with it.

There have been dizzyingly high highs and depressingly low lows...but it all got me to where I am today and I wouldn't change a thing.

I am such a lucky man. I worship my wife. I adore my children. I am blessed with a caring family, a phenomenal career and wonderful friends..

I love my life.

Friday, September 19, 2008

David Ortiz on winning the division or wild card

"If you're in, you're in. It doesn't matter. We won the division last year. We look forward to being back in the playoffs this year. I never noticed the difference between winning the division and going in as the Wild Card. As long as you're in, you're in. That's what everybody looks for -- being in the top four."

(Quoted by Ian Browne on mlb.com)

"Na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na, hey hey goodbye...."

The Yankees can be officially eliminated from the division race tonight, if the Rays win and New York loses.

Monday, September 1, 2008

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