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sanjuro

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Mets fans have approached the looming showdown, which one blogger nicknamed Satan’s Series, in a variety of ways.
While no one wants to hear from whiny Mets fans, I particularly like the idea of a match-up made in Hell.

In one corner, you have the Evil Empire, and other side, the worst fans in sports.

It should be very interesting....
 

narlus

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While no one wants to hear from whiny Mets fans, I particularly like the idea of a match-up made in Hell.

In one corner, you have the Evil Empire, and other side, the worst fans in sports.

It should be very interesting....
i had no idea that the Phillies were referred to as the Evil Empire
 

Rip

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Hmm didn't see this coming when I saw sabathia as the starter for game one. Didn't the phillies shell him last year when he was with the Brewers?

BTW, anyone see Lee's catch.

 
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stevew

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cc wasn't that great against the phillies last year.

still waiting for cole hamels to show up.
 

I Are Baboon

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Heh heh...good start to the series. I've got a bad feeling about Pedro tonight though. I'll be surprised if he sees the 5th inning. However, AJ Burnett is nothing special. I sense a high scoring, five hour game. Good thing the Philly bullpen is well rested. :)
 

stevew

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i wish jamie moyer was healthy.....his 70mph junk is fun to watch crawl across the plate.
 

stevew

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at least it was matsui who got the home run.

the only yankee i can tolerate.
 

I Are Baboon

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Go Phils.

So I heard this morning that in the playoffs since 1999, a team with a pitcher on three days rest vs a team with a pitcher on full rest is 9-27. Tomorrow is Andy Pettitte (three days) vs Pedro Martinez (full rest). Hopefully those odds will work in the Phillies' favor.
 

CrabJoe StretchPants

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Go Phils.

So I heard this morning that in the playoffs since 1999, a team with a pitcher on three days rest vs a team with a pitcher on full rest is 9-27. Tomorrow is Andy Pettitte (three days) vs Pedro Martinez (full rest). Hopefully those odds will work in the Phillies' favor.
I never believed in the whole 3 day/4 day/full rest crap. It's a junk statistic IMO, sort of like the magic 100 pitch count number that Ryan has been fighting. Some guys can pitch on 3 days rest, just like how some guys can throw 150 pitches a game. It all depends on a pitchers strength, delivery mechanics, health, etc.


Regardless, I hope the Phillies win, so that's something we can agree on.:thumb:
 

I Are Baboon

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I never believed in the whole 3 day/4 day/full rest crap. It's a junk statistic IMO, sort of like the magic 100 pitch count number that Ryan has been fighting. Some guys can pitch on 3 days rest, just like how some guys can throw 150 pitches a game. It all depends on a pitchers strength, delivery mechanics, health, etc.


Regardless, I hope the Phillies win, so that's something we can agree on.:thumb:
I am firm believer in statistics when they make me feel better about a particular situation, like tomorrow's game. When the stats don't work in my favor, I say "Meh, they're just stats. Anything can happen."
 

stevew

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game seven pitching for philly....hamels/lee/madson/eyre/lidge.......if it gets there.
 

CrabJoe StretchPants

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stevew

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i'd like to see chase utley hit a couple more home runs....and ryan howard hit one when it counts.
 

kickstand

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baseball is the one game where I think you have to play the odds/statistics in each situation. Yes you won't always win based on those stats, but in that sport there is a reason the stats are fairly consistent.

In this case however it is a Team type stat that has too many variables.
 

CrabJoe StretchPants

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baseball is the one game where I think you have to play the odds/statistics in each situation. Yes you won't always win based on those stats, but in that sport there is a reason the stats are fairly consistent.

In this case however it is a Team type stat that has too many variables.


Thus negating your first sentence?