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#1 J-Dog Dungan

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:48 PM

I don't know about the rest of you, but the two teams that aren't the Twins that I want to clinch a Wild Card spot are the A's and the Pirates (not that I don't want the Twins to go on some improbable streak and somehow clinch the spot for themselves). I want the A's to win to show the Angels that buying the top two free agents in the offseason isn't always the formula for winning, and I want the Pirates to clinch a spot because I don't think they have while I have been alive.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 05:59 AM

I'd love to see the A's go all the way, just to listen to the "Beane can't win in the playoffs" trolls eat their words. And the Pirates are a great story. It's hard not to cheer them on.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 06:07 AM

I'm cheering for the A's, always have and will love ole Billy.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:16 AM

Agreed with everything here. The Pirates have come a long way and I would love to see them get deep in the playoffs. The A's have been a huge surprise, but that's always what people say when they put together a team. I can't help but cheer for small market teams though.

You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.


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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:24 AM

They're both good choices. I'll offer up a little love for the Nationals and Orioles, too.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:09 AM

They're both good choices. I'll offer up a little love for the Nationals and Orioles, too.

Also good choices. I think I just enjoy seeing new teams in the playoffs in general. Except the Twins. I always enjoy when they get into the playoffs, even if they don't end up doing very well.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:30 AM

I wouldn't mind seeing the Angels in the playoffs because it means watching Mike Trout play more and Jered Weaver dominate with a 90MPH fastball. I can get behind any underdog/surprising story, though: Orioles, Rays, A's, Pirates, Reds, Nats.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:43 AM

I'm on board. Where's the best Pirates/A's bar in town?

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:54 AM

I know that I will be torched for this, but it will be fun to watch the White Sox in the playoffs this year. A.J., Liriano, Konerko, Sales...

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:59 AM

I know that I will be torched for this, but it will be fun to watch the White Sox in the playoffs this year. A.J., Liriano, Konerko, Sales...


I hope they meet the Rangers in the playoffs and Nolan Ryan comes down from his box just to punch Ventura in the head a few times.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:06 AM

I hope they meet the Rangers in the playoffs and Nolan Ryan comes down from his box just to punch Ventura in the head a few times.


That is so good. I wish there was audio of that. I envision Nolan speaking/scolding with every punch. Did you....really think....you could....charge my mound...and....not....get...the....crap....beat.....out of you?

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:06 AM

I think the Pirates are a great story. Sorry, I cannot root for a team who was the major competition of the Twins when the Twins were really good. I strongly feel that the A's of LaRussa & Co cheated the Twins of titles and I just cannot find the heart to root for them. As long as the Twins are not in it, I will be rooting for National League all the way and teams outside the Central for reaching the World Series.
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