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Old 08-22-2012, 11:39 AM
 
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How crazy is it that Strasburg will probably not be pitching in the playoffs for Washington?
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Today in baseball...

...the Mariners look for their 24th win since the All-Star break. Guess what, their 23-13 record since July 10th is the best in baseball. Also King Felix looks to match Johnny Vander Meer
It is the Curse of Ichiro.

Since jettisoning Ichiro the Mariners have been 18-9. Since obtaining Ichiro the Yankees are 15-13.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Allowing for schedule discrepancies, there are now seven teams in virtual ties for their wild card spots. Three teams in the AL in a tie, and two in the NL with half-game leads over another two.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:49 PM
 
Location: NJ
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It is the Curse of Ichiro.

Since jettisoning Ichiro the Mariners have been 18-9. Since obtaining Ichiro the Yankees are 15-13.
I know you are just pointing out an odd statistic but Ichiro has done a great job since joining the Yankees. That average record has absolutely nothing to do with him.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:22 PM
 
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I know you are just pointing out an odd statistic but Ichiro has done a great job since joining the Yankees. That average record has absolutely nothing to do with him.
If it is a curse, then Ichiro's performance is irelevant.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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If it is a curse, then Ichiro's performance is irelevant.


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Allowing for schedule discrepancies, there are now seven teams in virtual ties for their wild card spots. Three teams in the AL in a tie, and two in the NL with half-game leads over another two.
It's going to be a fun finish that's for sure...
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Indians lost again, and now have only 4 wins in their last 25 games.
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Nice to see the Oakland A's Tommy Milone with a win last night, going 8 innings against the Twins and allowing only 2 hits, 1 walk and 1 earned run. His last few starts were pretty rough, after having a nice first half of this season. Hopefully this will get him back on track. The A's could really use him to be a decent starter, especially after losing Bartolo Colon.

He was acquired by the A's from the Washington Nationals this past offseason, in the Gio Gonzalez deal. Of the 4 prospects the A's acquired, Milone was actually the lowest rated according to Baseball America. The top rated prospects acquired by the A's in the deal, pitchers Brad Peacock and AJ Cole, are in the minors and hopefully will be significant contributors within the next couple of seasons.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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How crazy is it that Strasburg will probably not be pitching in the playoffs for Washington?
Not as crazy as it will be if the Nationals get eliminated early and the fans discover that they don't really matter.
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:07 PM
 
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All other things being equal, with weeks left in the season, I would not bet on the ujpstarts. Look for Cincinnati/Atlanta in the NLCS, and Yanks/Rangers in the AL. Rangers have a good chance of becoming the first team ever to lose WS in three consecutive years to three different opponents. The Rangers are only the 3rd team to do it twice in a row since 1927. (Atlanta 92, and Yankees 64)
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