Oct
27

The RAB World Series prediction thread, hosted by Jay-Z

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With just under 30 hours under the Yankees and the Phillies start the Fall Classic, anticipation is in the air. The Yankees are just four wins away from their first World Series title since I was in high school, and the match up against the Phillies promises to be a compelling one.

As we await tomorrow night’s 7:57 first pitch, everyone and their uncles are getting in on the World Series prediction party. My favorite though is definitely this bit from a Jay-Z interview. Here’s what Shawn Carter had to say:

I actually predicted the Yankees in six with the Angels, so I think I?m like Jigga the Greek. I?m gonna say, Phillies are a bit tougher than the Angels. I?m gonna take Yankees in seven. Dramatic A-Rod walk-off at the end of the game redeeming him for all the time the papers and the media vilified him. Is that specific enough?

Personally, I’d rather not see the Yankees and Phillies go to seven games. I don’t think my baseball-loving heart could take Jigga the Greek’s prediction coming true. An A-Rod walk off would be quite dramatic, but that would mean the Yanks would either be down or losing Game 7 of the World Series.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the ball is a less disinterested crystal-ball gazer. Jimmy Rollins today predicted the Phillies in five, and the Yanks basically laughed in his face. I couldn’t care less about what he says, basically, because that’s not what’s going to happen,” Mariano Rivera said. “What he says and what’s going to happen is far from that. You know what I mean?” Indeed, I do know what you mean, Mo.

I’ll open up this thread, then, with my prediction. I say Yanks in six. I think the World Series plays out quite similarly to the ALCS. The Yanks will enjoy success in the new ballpark, but the Phillies will win a pair in Citizens Bank. If all goes according to plan, CC Sabathia should take home another postseason MVP award. But that’s hardly the definitive word. What do you think?

Who will win the World Series and in how many games?
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Categories : Playoffs, Polls
  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    The Yankees will beat the Phillies in the World Series, because the Yankees are genetically superior.

    Sincerely,
    Jigga the Greek

    • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Didn’t you kinda defend the Jimmy the Greek argument one time? TSJC The Greek?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        I did. Jimmy the Greek got a raw deal. What he said was not that bad.

        • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          Heh, perhaps.

          I’m liking this TSJC the Greek nickname. Double entendre FTW!

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    I’m mad you didn’t give me the option to pick Yankees in 3 + a Phillies forfeit of Game 4.

    • Tom Zig

      I think we’ve seen the last of the “add your option” on the polls after the last time.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        What, the IPK one? That was genius. Admit it.

        • Tom Zig

          Is that the same one as the “your favorite moment of the 2nd half” where people were adding moments from the 1st half and voting that one?

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            Yes. That’s the only time I’ve added something to a poll that I can remember. What were you thinking of?

            • Tom Zig

              That is the one I was thinking of. There have been other “choose your own adventure” polls, but that one is the only one I remember clearly.

        • jsbrendog

          que? fill me in? i’ve been distant recently

  • Joe

    Phillies in 5 bc they want to clinch at home.

    Sincerely,

    Jimmy Rollins

    http://www.nj.com/yankees/inde.....illie.html

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      I’m just curiuos: Did you actually read the post I wrote above the poll? I already linked to an mentioned Jimmy Rollins’ comment.

      • Joe

        Nope, I didn’t actually. Sorry bout that. Read your headline right after I read the article on Rollins but didn’t read your whole post.

      • Riddering

        Reading is fundamental!

        Sincerely,

        Angels and Twins

        • Andy in Sunny Daytona

          reading fielding is fundamental!

          Sincerely,

          Angels and Twins

          Fixed.

          • Mike bk

            actually fielding and baserunning are fundamental.

            • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

              Throws over to first are also fundamental.

              (Andy was trying to show the Angels how to do it but they just weren’t paying attention.)

              • tim randle

                Speed and ruthless efficiency. The TWO main…

      • Chris

        You were already 200 words into the post before you mentioned it. Can you really expect anyone on the internet to read more than 100 (maybe 150) words at a time?

        • Joe

          Attention span FAIL on my part.

        • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

          Right. Of course. How naive of me to think people actually, you know, read what we write. :)

          • Riddering

            I never make it past the first paragraph of anything on the net unless big font, sparkly text, and Twilight gifs are used.

            Sorry, Ben.

          • Andy in Sunny Daytona

            If it doesn’t have the word “Croussett” in the first 6 or 7 words, I totally zone out.

            DRINK UP.

            • Camilo Gerardo – your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense

              +1. hope he comes stateside

        • Salty Buggah

          Oh come on. I am the slowest reader you will ever find (really I am not joking, it takes me 15 hours on a book that most people in my classes can read in 3 and I hate it because that makes me work harder and stay up longer than everyone) and I read this whole post pretty fast.

          • http://www.sportsfrog.com/2009/10/23/the-2009-mlb-delawards/ Mister Delaware

            5th grade is going to be even tougher. Hang in there, kid.

            • Salty Buggah

              Heh, that reminds me. In 5th grade, my reading level was apparently at a “8th grade level.” I think I’ve been stuck there for 8 years now.

              • JMK aka The Overshare

                Go public school!

                • Salty Buggah

                  Hey, I’m not complaining much though. I’m only paying $2700 per year for DU. For most people, the price is around $45,000.

                • JMK aka The Overshare

                  Not bad at all. If I could go back in time, I’d have done state school and saved the money. Oh well. Big plans after DU, Salty?

                • Salty Buggah

                  If I can get good grades.

            • Mike HC

              hahahahah … that cracked me up

            • Dela G

              hahahahha money

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          You were already 200 words into the post before you mentioned it. Can you really expect anyone on the internet to read more than 100 (maybe 150) words at a time?

          WHY THE FUCK IS MY BURRITO TAKING THIS LONG TO COOK IN THIS MICROWAVE?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?

          • JMK aka The Overshare

            I’m thinking of creating a one-man play entitled “The Burrito Monlogues.” Sure, I haven’t finished (or begun) writing it yet, BUT WHY ISN’T IT ON BROADWAY YET????!!!!!?!???!!!

            • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

              Because nobody wants to hear about your kinky exploits with burly tire salesmen?

              http://www.hiyoooo.com/

              • Tom Zig
                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                  Nice.

                • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                  Ha, that’s awesome.

              • JMK aka The Overshare

                For what it’s worth, the big girls love me. I can’t explain why. I have the injuries to prove it. Now, having said that, most aren’t the size of Michelin chick. She was unbelievably big. Own zip-code big. The others are more of the muffin-top size. Skinny? No. Fat? Well, chubby is more accurate.

                People on the internet love that sort of thing. It could totally be a minor phenomenon as a play. I don’t have any particular affinity for the larger girls—I’m just happy to get whatever is willing to sleep with me.

                • Salty Buggah

                  Haha Mr. Overshare strikes again.

                • Tampa Yankee

                  Skinny? No. Fat? Well, chubby is more accurate

                  Skinny? No. Fat? Well, Brooke Hundley is more accurate

                  Fixed. Wait, too soon?

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                  JMK: You know, for a fat chick, you don’t sweat that much!
                  Fat chick: Awwwww, you’re so sweet.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
            • tim randle

              you are? well here, have this nobel prize for literature!

  • pat

    If we’re able to win convincingly tomorrow it’ll be over in 4. We should beat Pedro. Hamels has been what the spanish call El Terible against far worse offenses. Then either Lee on short rest or Blanton again would favor the Yanks.

    • Nady Nation

      I’m with you. If we take Game 1, I don’t see the series making it back to NY.

  • Salty Buggah

    God has spoken. Yankees will win.

    :raps gavel vigorously:

  • pete

    i see yanks in six. yanks win pitchers’ duel in game one, semi slugfest (a lot to a medium amount) in game 2, convincingly in game 3, then gaudin loses another slugfest, then yanks lose another pitcher’s duel, then pound the living shit out of pedro again at home to clinch, while AJ goes 9 w/ 15 Ks.

    • Tom Zig

      Gaudin will not start a game.

      • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        I’m not so sure about that… If the Yanks are up 3-1 there’s a decent chance they throw Gaudin in Game 5 so they can have a fully-rested AJ in Game 6 in the Bronx, no?

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Only if AJ didn’t look all that good in Game 2. If he had a solid game, I might just give him the ball anyway.

          • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            Oh totally, I agree. I’m just not so sure Tom Zig can make that statement with such certainty. The Yankees apparently do not agree with his level of certainty. That’s all I meant.

        • Mike bk

          and so what Andy gets the ball once in the series?

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            Well, if Andy’s pitching Game 3, it’s tough to get him another game. Games 4 and 7 are CC, and 5 is out because it’s only 2 days rest. If AJ doesn’t pitch Game 5 because we don’t want to throw him on short rest, than Game 6 would be either a fully rested AJ or Andy on short rest.

            AJ’s the smart move.

            It’s either:
            CC-AJ-Andy-CC-AJ-Andy-CC
            or
            CC-AJ-Andy-CC-Gaudin-AJ-CC
            or possibly
            CC-AJ-Andy-Gaudin-CC-AJ-Andy (least likely)

          • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            I’m not saying I’m a proponent of Gaudin getting a start, but making a declarative statement that Gaudin will not start a game, on the same day that the Yankees are having Gaudin throw a bullpen session in order to stretch him out for a possible start since they’re concerned, on some level, about possibly throwing both Burnett and AJ on short rest, is a bit silly, no?

            • Camilo Gerardo – your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense

              he dominated us last year on short rest, i remember

              • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                You’re totally missing my point.

            • bobtaco

              Who is better right now, Pedro or Gaudin?

  • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

    “I couldn’t care less about what he says, basically, because that’s not what’s going to happen.”

    Mo knows.. Mo knows…

  • UWS

    I was listening to Francesa yesterday (don’t ask) and there were two callers, one of whom predicted a Phillie sweep, and another who predicted a Yankee sweep. It was quite funny, especially when Francesa went off on the Phils predictor.

    Personally, I’ll take Yanks in 6.

  • Mike Pop

    Yanks in 6.

    • Reggie C.

      +1

  • Salty Buggah

    The spreadsheets so far have said that the Yanks will win game 1.

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/.....bled=false

    • Tampa Yankee

      The Yankees had to claw back after ALCS MVP CC Sabathia put them in a 3-0 hole in the second inning. After Howard, the NLCS MVP, doubled leading off the inning, Pedro Feliz tagged a two-run homer. It was the first of six total in Game 1 — no surprise given that the Yankees and Phillies led their respective leagues in home runs during the regular season. Carlos Ruiz followed with a solo shot to left, and the Phillies led 3-0.

      Yeah… I doubt that’s going to happen…

      When the fourth inning began, Lee was mysteriously lifted after throwing only 47 pitches. He did not appear to be injured, but the Phillies offered no explanation for his departure.

      I can see Lee leaving after 47 pitches in the 4th but it’ll be because the Yanks just hung a crooked number on him.

      Yanks in 6.

      • Salty Buggah

        Maybe Fear-Rod broke him?

        • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

          Grand slam on an IBB. Lee misses his location badly.

          • tim randle

            Arod needs to swing at #4 of an IBB just ONCE this series to double dog dare them to try and pitch to him…

  • Salty Buggah

    I wanted to vote Yanks in 6. My heart said Yanks in 5 so I went with it.

  • Yankeegirl49

    Yanks in 6..I was originally thinking 7, but changed my mind after giving it some thought.

    Oh and thanks Ben, for making me feel REALLY old!
    “The Yankees are just four wins away from their first World Series title since I was in high school”

  • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

    I chose win in 4. I’d be more realistic but what’s the fun in that?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      What’s not realistic about that?

      Confidence Level: We’re gonna fuckin kill ‘em. And then we’re going tubing.

      • Tampa Yankee

        We’re gonna fuckin kill ‘em.

        We’re blitzing every play! I’m bringing the house, boys. Actually, FUCK THE HOUSE. WE’RE BRINGING THE WHOLE GODDAMN BLOCK. You’re blitzing too, Dirty Chimichanga!

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Game 1:
    CC and Mo outduel Lee. Yanks win 2-0.

    Game 2:
    Pedro pitches a 1-2-3 first inning. Buck and McCarver leap on his nuts and start slobbering away. He then implodes in the second and third innings. Yanks win a laugher, 15-5.

    Game 3:
    Hamels pitches suprisingly effectively. So does Andy. Yanks win a battle of the bullpens, 6-3.

    Game 4:
    Down 3-0, Manuel turns to Lee on short rest, who is merely normal as opposed to “Cliff Lee good”. Yanks put up 4 on him through the first 5 innings and CC makes it stand up. Yanks win 5-2.

    We all go pussytubing.

    • Tampa Yankee

      Can we get steaks and blowjobs too? I might be hungry after all that pussytubing then might need a nightcap as well.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        YOU GOT IT LITTLE BUDDY!!!

        (gives Tampa Yankee a noogie; swipes his PowerBar; takes bite, throws the rest in trash)

      • Salty Buggah

        See, everyone wants steaks and BJs.

        • UWS

          I don’t want a BJ. I’ll take the steak, though!

        • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

          I’m feeling jealousy on a Freudian level over here.

          :(

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            I keep telling you, darling, I’m you’re totally going to be part of the steaks and blowjobs experience. You’ll love it, trust me.

            I’m delicious.

    • Salty Buggah

      Steaks and blowjobs for all

    • Usty

      ietc.

  • Tampa Yankee

    Let me guess the 2 to pick “Phillies in 5″ are Bo and Lanny?

    • Salty Buggah

      No, Bo has surprisingly been pretty positive recently. And look below at his comment.

    • Bo

      Where do you get that I dont think they’ll win?

      I guess a little criticism of the team means you want them to lose according to some. I guess i should wave the pom poms and say what a great job Girardi is doing even when hes not.

      If you want to know I voted Yankees in 4 because I think they get the first 2 at home and cruise from there. And feel good pom pomers because Ive been right the past 2 series’

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        I guess i should wave the pom poms and say what a great job Girardi is doing even when hes not.

        Girardi is doing a great job. You should go buy some pom-poms.

      • Tampa Yankee

        Dude it was a joke. Take it easy. Why don’t you sit this next one out.

  • Riddering

    Mo makes me feel warm in areas NSFW.

    Yanks win in 6. I, hopefully to my future regret, respect the Phillies offense and pitcher. Singular. Plus, winning at NYS will be amazing.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Mo makes me feel warm in areas NSFW.

      Happy warm, or burning warm? You should get that checked out. Early detection is the key to any physical wellness plan.

      • pat

        I approve of this message.

  • Bo

    If the Phillies dont take Game 1 with Lee on the mound they could be in for an extremely short series. Because Pedro in Game 2 could be a disaster. I think its a little much to expect more than 5 innings from him in that spot. And Hamels has been pitching batting practice.

  • mustang

    “I?m gonna take Yankees in seven. Dramatic A-Rod walk-off at the end of the game redeeming him for all the time the papers and the media vilified him.”

    Totally agree. I think this is going to be a dog fight and at some point during this series your going to have the bandwagon fans jumping off like rats on a sinking ship.

    I say Yankees in seven and at one point they will be behind in the series. ( thus bandwagon fans jumping off).

  • Bo

    i dont know how this goes 7 unless the Phillie rotation pitches out of its head and Lee dominates CC.

    Their SP just doesnt match up here.

    • Tom Zig

      An optimistic statement from Bo?!?! IS IT 2012?!?!

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        2016 according to a particular French prophet. Also, Hillary Clinton is a reptile. SHE’S LAYING EGGS!

        • jsbrendog

          shes got a nuke in her snizz!
          a snuke?
          yes a snuke!

          • Mike Pop

            I’m not sending any of my men in there.

            ‘I’m in charge here’

            ‘Not anymore, your not’

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Nah, Bo’s been good recently. He passed the torch to Brazilian Yankee. Sometimes, even a great hater has to tip his cap to a greater hater.

        • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

          …now I’m concerned for the safety of the next Special Olympics.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            (golf clap)

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Ganesh has four arms and a trunk….so I, along with Ganesh, am taking the Yankees in 5.

    • Salty Buggah

      +27

    • jsbrendog

      that was a shot at vishnu

      • ShuutoHeat

        don’t forget Shiva

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        Vishnu is actually a hockey fan.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Man, hockey must suck even worse than I thought it did.

          • pete

            the real question is, why were you, at any point in your life, ever, for even a milisecond, thinking about it?

      • Jack
  • Joe

    “I thought you were kidding. I thought it was a joke, I even wrote it down in my diary. ‘Jimmy Rollins had a VERY funny joke today’ I laughed at it later that night.”

    • Tampa Yankee

      fucking awesome

    • pete

      can we have a compilation somewhere on this site of every anchorman quote so we can just click and drag them into our comments?

  • Mike HC

    I predict Manuel leans too heavily on Pedro due to his Yankee “experience,” which ends up crippling the Phis in the end. Leaning too heavily means pitching more than 5-6 innings total. I can just see Pedro coming in relief in a monster situation as well.

  • Salty Buggah

    Besides, since when do we listen to people who posed in Playboy? (Rollins did)

    • Tom Zig

      He posed in playboy? He has a lady-part?

      • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

        Just one? Damn.

      • Salty Buggah

        He did with his wife (and former trainer) in June this year and he was fully clothed.

        http://www.newsday.com/sports/.....bled=false

        According to his wife, he is “very patient. You should see him with our dogs. He loves to train them. He makes me laugh. He’s a really good cook. He’s mastered grilling the perfect steak.”

        I misread the 2nd half of that statement but then I reread it, it was SFW.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Pics of his wife, Johari Smith (they were slim pickings, so, regrettably SFW):

          http://farm4.static.flickr.com.....f52d44.jpg
          http://farm4.static.flickr.com.....091d_b.jpg
          http://www.emoda.com/JimmyRollins/pic1.jpg

          Yup, she’s cute. She passes the “too pretty for Steve Phillips” test by a wide margin, so I’d hit it.

          • Esteban

            Too skinny also

            • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

              /JMK’d

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

              Well, don’t state the obvious.

              You know how some guys like girls with a little meat on their bones? Steve Phillips likes ‘em with several thousand dollars worth of meat on their bones.

  • Dela G

    The Yankees are just four wins away from their first World Series title since I was in high school still in 7th grade and living in far rockaway queens , and the match up against the Phillies promises to be a compelling one.

    Good god it’s been a long time

  • steve s

    Never really know when you might make it back to the WS so, as a record book junkie, I’d like to see a 7 game Yankee series win so that Jeter can pad his stats and move up on various WS lifetime record charts (hits, runs, but probably strike outs as well).

    • Salty Buggah

      Hmmm, as long as its given we will win, I’m OK with a 7 game series.

  • Dela G

    yanks in 6

  • mike jones

    Peter Gammons actually predicted the Yankees to win the world series before the playoffs started

  • nirzhor

    Bold Prediction:Melky or The Lazy Dominican for MVP

    • Mike Pop

      Burnett.

      • Tom Zig

        Damn straight.

      • nirzhor

        Hinske

      • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Gonna be tough when he only pitches in one game, Pop.

        • Mike Pop

          Nah. It won’t be a sweep.

        • Tom Zig

          icwudt and I like it.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          I’ll assume Pop was anticipating an absolutely filthy 17-K no-hitter in Game 2, followed up by AJ coming out of the pen in a bases loaded, one-run-lead 9th inning situation in Game 4 to strike out the side (after Joba, Hughes, Robertson, and Mo all come up gimpy following Game 3 and are ruled out by Girardi).

          • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

            Caught by Posada, no less.

            • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

              Caught by HAIRSTON, no less.

              Posada was pinch run for and after the Yankees made an incredible 8th inning rally Girardi took a gamble and pinch hit Hairston for Cervelli, who then proceeded to catch the ninth.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Swisher.

      Your mind, it is blown.

    • Salty Buggah

      Guzman

      • Mike Pop

        off the roster ;)

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Co-MVP’s: Wang and Nady

    • Salty Buggah

      Seriously though, WS MVP:

      Alfonso Soriano+Joaquín Árias

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        ICWUDT

        Co-MVP’s: John Henry and Arte Moreno

        • pete

          what does icwudt stand for? it’s pretty much the bane of my existence at this point

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            I see (C) what you (U) did there.

            • pete

              danke

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                Bitte.

        • Brian

          WS MVP: The Astros scouting system + Minka Kelly

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            WS MVP: Geography and economics

  • Joe

    If anyone has tickets for game 7 (won’t happen, Yanks in 6) they’re looking to sell…here’s your buyer…

    http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....es_ti.html

    • mustang

      WOW… just wow.

      Now that’s team loyalty.

      LMAO

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        “Diehard Phillies fan — gorgeous tall buxom blonde…

        BULLSHIT

        • Salty Buggah

          +1

        • Joe

          Steve Phillips co-wrote the ad

          • mustang

            See Mr. Phillips you can do better. Not by much, but better.

        • mustang

          Agree.

    • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Susan Finklestein? A a shanda fur die goy!

    • DCBX

      Seriously? Don’t the cops have real busts to make? Though she’d have to clone herself AND look better to get Series tix from me.

  • Teix is the Man

    2009 will go down as the year of Joba and Hughes-they will come up fucking aces in the series. Book it!

  • kunaldo

    Yanks in 6 b/c I’ll be there! (although, the broke person in me hopes for a win in 4 or 5 so I can save some money)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm61weFrK4c JobaWockeeZ

    Yanks in 4. Mostly depending on AJ if he performs better which he might because he pitches better at home. Game 1 will be tough though but they take that series is pretty much over.

    I’ll go with the sweep and maybe 5 games.

  • Salty Buggah

    JoPo (in apparently slightly irritated): “Nostradamus! Jimmy Rollins, let him keep predicting.”

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm61weFrK4c JobaWockeeZ

    Jimmy Rollin: Of course, we’re gonna win. If we’re nice, we’ll let it go six, but I’m thinking five, close it out at home…
    Kanye West: Yo Jimmy, I’m really happy for you for being NL champions, I’mma let you finish, but the Yankees are the greatest team of all time!

    Sorry but since Jay-Z is referenced I just had to do it.

  • Marc

    Jimmy talks, it’s what he does and IMO it’s good for baseball.

  • http://kyivpost.img.com.ua/img/forall/a/355/5.jpg Rose

    This series will basically come down to who’s hotter. They’re both very good teams (although it’s kind of odd that the Phillies only had 1 more win than the Wild Card Colorado Rockies in a weak division AND league)

    Let’s just hope everybody slumps on their team…we keep pitching well…and our hot bats stay hot…and out cold bats get hot…(or at least warm maybe??)

    We should fine. I said Yankees in 7 only because it depends on our pitching and I have no idea what it’s going to look like (AJ mostly).

    But, like Big Ben, my heart can’t take anymore either…

    When they’re not in the playoffs like last year I’m bored and angry…and when they’re in the playoffs like this year and any other…I’m excited, nervous, and sometimes angry…oh well haha

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      The next Game 7 the Yankees will see will be the 7th game of the season, next April.

    • Mike HC

      They would have had more wins if they Had Cliff Lee for the entire year.

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        But a full 10 more wins? Because that’s what they’d need just to tie the Yanks.

  • Ivan

    Yankees in 5, maybe 4.

    I guess Jimmy Rollins must of gotten confuse with that “other” NY team.

  • Salty Buggah

    FWIW, Rob Neyer said Yanks in 5.

  • Maurice

    http://www.whatifsports.com/sl.....id=2117458

    Yanks win 24-5. Jorgie drives in 9 runs. Not gonna happen…..

  • CapitalT

    I’m not a fan of a starting pitcher winning the MVP unless he starts 3 games. Even in the ALCS, two other pitchers had to win to make CCs ws hold up. If the Yankees lose the series 4-2 with CC pitching 2 gems and nobody else doing anything exemplary in the 4 losses, there is no way he wins the MVP.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      I’m not a fan of a starting pitcher winning the MVP unless he starts 3 games.

      That’s utterly arbitrary.

      Sincerely,
      The Ghost of Alex Gonzalez

      • Tom Zig

        I’m sorry that I pitched a total of 16 innings and allowed only 2 runs. I’m also sorry that my team didn’t lose game 6 so I would then have to pitch game 7.

        Sincerely,

        Carsten Charles Sabathia

        • jsbrendog

          cc’s pitching all those innings is >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>ryan howard’s offense and he won nlcs mvp

  • CapitalT

    I’m just saying that performing in 2 games of a series that takes 4 to win isn’t enough to warrant an MVP in my opinion.

    All MVP voting is arbitrary.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      A) It was an inside joke. If you’re a newbie and missed the reference, I apologize.
      B) Please use the reply button. Helps keep the conversations organized and easy to follow. Thanks in advance.

    • Mike HC

      Yea, but the fact that the starter had an impact on like 16 of the 18 innings in those two games, as opposed to position players who only get up once every nine at bats and may not have to make any plays in the field.

  • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

    I enjoy this: Similar to the one person who votes a 1 every week in Mike’s Fan Confidence Poll, one person has voted for the Phillies to sweep the Yankees. I hope it’s the same person.

    • jsbrendog

      AND I HOPE HE BURNS IN HELLLL

      /drink samuel jackson’d

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        IT’LL GET YOU DRUNK! YOU’LL BE FUCKIN’ FAT GIRLS IN NO TIME! YOU MIGHT EVEN FIGHT A N$%#A OR TWO!

        MMMMMMMMMM-MMMMMM, BITCH!!!

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc4axBTKvzw (NSFW)

        • ansky

          Is that that what Steve Phillips was drinking?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      It’s Bill Simmons, trolling.

      http://twitter.com/sportsguy33/status/5165774441

    • Tom Zig

      There always will be someone who is “that guy”

  • Joe D.

    I wonder if Jimmy Bigmouth predicted his own .296 OBP this season. Over 672 plate appearances. That’s pretty sweet out of the leadoff spot, eh? Against NL pitching. With 81 games in a bandbox.

    Someone refresh my memory…do we have a single regular anywhere near that low in OBP? I think not. Not even in the nine hole.

    For the sake of comparison, Jose Molina had a .292 OBP this season. That’s right folks, with regards solely to *getting on base*, the Phillies have Jose Molina leading off.

    Someone point me back in the direction of all the folks who say the Phillie lineup matches up well with ours. My foot is in dire need of some ass.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Someone refresh my memory…do we have a single regular anywhere near that low in OBP? I think not. Not even in the nine hole.

      You’re correct. Of our 9 starters, Melky’s .336 OBP is the lowest and the only one of the 9 below .350.

      Let me say that again, louder.

      Only one of our nine regulars has an OBP below .350.

      Thirteen Yankees this year had 100 plate appearances or more. Jose Molina was the only one of those 13 with an OBP below .300. Molina, Peña, and Cervelli were the only ones with an OBP below .320, and those three guys came in at #11, #12, and #13 on the list of the 13 Yankees with 100 plate appearances when you sort the list by number of plate appearances.

      This team is the balls.

      • Ivan

        THE YANKEES ARE THAT DAMN GOOD!!!

        /Triple H’d

      • Tom Zig

        Only Jose Molina, Angel Berroa, Cody Ransom, Kevin Cash, Shelley Duncan, and Freddy Guzman had lower OBP than J-Roll.

        Shit even Nady had a higher OBP

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        That’s fucking awesome.

    • Sam P.

      Jimmy drew 44 walks this season.
      LINK

      Derek drew 72.
      LINK

      Rollins only stole one more base than Jeter, too. Interesting.

      • Sam P.

        “Closing bracket HTML code fail” on my part. Haha.

    • Joe D.

      More “sake of comparison” comparisons:

      2009 Stats:
      Rollins: .296 OBP / .423 SLG

      Luis Valbuena: .298 / .416
      Miguel Olivo: .292 / .490
      Clint Barmes: .294 / .440
      Bengie Molina: .285 / .442

      Brad Lidge: 7.21 ERA
      Sidney Ponson: 7.36
      Oliver Perez: 6.82
      Sergio Mitre: 6.79

  • ansky

    I predict Mariano will drop the hammer of GOD on Jimmy Rollins causing him to never predict/pick anything again. Rollins will proceed to watch football games after the coin flip has been decided.

  • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

    I kinda don’t like the Yanks laughing in the face of Rollins’s prediction. It sounds a bit too cocky and reminds too much of Tom Brady’s infamous (and incorrect) comments after the Plaxico prediction.

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      To be clear, Rivera wasn’t laughing at Rollins. He was basically saying that of course Rollins is going to say that his team will win. Who wouldn’t? I was being a bit hyperbolic, and it’s really just a non-story. Don’t stress too much about it.

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        Ah, okay.

        It’s not particularly important either way, but an interesting side plot as we wait in excitement for game 1.

  • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

    I predcit Mark Texeira for MVP. He was definitely heating up the final three games of that ALCS.

  • JM

    Tim McCarver and Joe Buck on whoever gets a hit or 1-2-3 inning against the Yankees: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3ceCMpPJgc

    • JM

      It’s true…

  • Quikksand

    Yankees in 6

    BEAT PHILLY!

  • Camilo Gerardo – your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense

    I got some kicks off of Mitch Williams, a must listen!

    http://www.wfan.com/topic/play.....Id=4118884

  • http://www.progressamericana.com/ Pablo Zevallos

    Yankees in 6–long layoff does in the Phillies’ ‘O’.

  • http://www.livingwithballs.com John

    Vote for John Sterling’s Best Home Run Call.

    Although that Jay-Z prediction would be nervewracking it would be pretty awesome

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