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March 31, 2008

April Fools: Rick Roll’d Day

Filed under: Uncategorized — Marcus Ramsey @ 11:10 pm

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March 30, 2008

Sparkling Record V: The MLB 2008 Edition

Filed under: MLB, News, Sparkling Record, Sports — Marcus Ramsey @ 11:10 am

Baseball is back tonight last week in games no one watched in Japan!  With that said it’s time for an MLB Preview, things look new around here, I got a new job so everything needs to be updated around here, including here at home, but that’s another topic.  This season looks to be great, as many divisions seem wide open.  Let’s run them down…

NL EAST

1. New York Mets – Pedro will come back strong.  The Mets were only one game back at the end of Philly’s run to win the East last season.  Santana will win at least one game this season for the Mets, he could make them 20 games better, 98-64 to be exact.

2. Philadelphia Phillies – Good, not elite, yet.

3. Washington Nationals – New ballpark bounce.  And Dmitri Young hit .320 last season, who knew?

4. Atlanta Braves – I know they are the trendy pick, but I say too old.  You wouldn’t want a fantasy team that looks like them would you?  They play tonight in Washington, where the new ballpark looks mighty awesome from what I’ve seen.

5. Florida Marlins – Averaged 16,900 fans per home game last season.

 NL CENTRAL

1.  Chicago Cubs – Kept the same nucleus of players from last season, where they did win the division.

2. Milwaukee Brewers – For reasons I am unaware of they let Coco Cordero go to a division rival, a sign that all might not be well for the Brew Crew.

3. St. Louis Cardinals – I can not put them lower than three.

4. Houston Astros- Just never got over that hump, plus they have Clemens-lag.

5. Cincinnati Reds – Tease team even more than the Cubs.  Don’t you think every season, “Maybe the Reds will come on strong this year.”  Then they never do.

6. Pittsburgh Pirates – Jesus, there are six teams in this division?

NL WEST

1.  Arizona Diamondbacks – Young, fast, good.  Great pitching in a pitchers ballpark, winning combination there, especially since their hitters are contact, singles and doubles hitters.

2. San Diego Padres – Chris Young is poised to have a great year.

3. Colorado Rockies – Sometimes you wish the MLB was like the NBA and let half the league into the playoffs because the Rockies could catch fire anytime.

4. Los Angeles Dodgers – Joe Torre doesn’t have Jeter, A-Rod, and Matsui in this line up.

5. San Francisco Giants – With Bonds gone there is a more positive vibe coming from this team.  Zito might get his act together, who knows.This is why I love Manny

AL EAST

1. Boston Red Sox – Policy: Champion gets pre-season rank of #1.

2. New York Yankees – No way they finish any lower, it’s financially impossible.

3. Toronto Blue Jays – Skydome is getting old fast isn’t it?  Maybe it’s just me, but that place feels old.

4. Tampa Bay Devil Rays –  Baltimore is really that bad.

5. Baltimore Orioles – Yup, that bad.

AL CENTRAL

1. Chicago White Sox – I watched the Civil Rights game and saw a “team” feeling from the Sox.  Guys were cracking jokes, moving around, laughing with Ozzie.  With that much talent, one of the best GM’s in the game, they have a good feeling to them.

2. Detroit Tigers – The San Antonio Spurs of the MLB, play hard nosed, technically well played baseball.

3. Cleveland Indians – Why they start the season with home games is beyond anyones mind.  Did we not learn anything last season?

4. Kansas City Royals – Got rid of some of the older players, always seems to help, especially when the old was not doing anything.

5. Minnesota Twins – Lost Santana, there goes 20 wins, 69-23 to be exact.

AL WEST

1. Seattle Mariners –  Keep bringing in the best Japanese talent.

2. Texas Rangers – Why not?

3. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim – These guys are too old.

4. Oakland Athletics – These are too inexperienced.

LEAGUE MVP: Prince Fielder

CY YOUNG AWARD: Chien-Ming Wang

COMEBACK PLAYER: Pedro Martinez

Moment of zen… where it all starts, again, tonight…

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