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    Buster Olney, Gary Miller and Pedro Gomez picked the Astros to reach the World Series Along with Peter Gammons, Jayson Stark, Rob Neyer, Jim Caple and Sean McAdam who went one better and picked the Astros to win the World Series. Conversely only two guys picked the Cards to win it all.

    Should I be worried? Is this something to be happy about or just the kiss of death.

    ESPN "expert" postseason picks

  • #2
    Kiss of death.

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    • #3
      QUOTE(Xavier @ Oct 3 2005, 05:38 PM) Quoted post

      Buster Olney, Gary Miller and Pedro Gomez picked the Astros to reach the World Series Along with Peter Gammons, Jayson Stark, Rob Neyer, Jim Caple and Sean McAdam who went one better and picked the Astros to win the World Series. Conversely only two guys picked the Cards to win it all.

      Should I be worried? Is this something to be happy about or just the kiss of death.

      ESPN "expert" postseason picks
      [/b][/quote]
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      • #4
        I'd say its either your boys or our boys

        Just like last year with a 7 game NLCS

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        • #5
          This is a classic example of attempting to show intelligence by pretending that you know something everybody else doesn't, therefore justifying your position at ESPN.com

          For if you pick the Cardinals like every other dumb schmoe, what's the point of paying your salary?
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          • #6
            It's the "anyone but a Cardinal" syndrome...
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            • #7
              Big deal.

              It's just ESPN hopping on the hottest team in the NL's bandwagon.
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              • #8
                I would be very scared, if I were you, X...

                In fact, I wouldn't even watch any of the games...just check in here on Oct 31...we'll let you know if the Astros won... [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif[/img]

                Seriously, I used to enjoy reading the prognostications of some of these "experts"...but they're a dime a dozen anymore, most of them lacking substance...so I usually take anything they say with a grain of salt if I bother to read what they have to say (which is rarely the case when it comes to Stark and Neyer)...
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                • #9
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                  This is a classic example of attempting to show intelligence by pretending that you know something everybody else doesn't, therefore justifying your position at ESPN.com[/b][/quote]

                  Bingo.

                  The Astros are the Cubs of the playoffs....pitching, pitching, pitching. No one seems to be noticing that they have no hitting, hitting, hitting, and that they'll need to win three games 2-1. Good luck wit dat.

                  Atlanta will find a way to eke out some runs. Houston probably won't.

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                  • #10
                    QUOTE(Reggie Cleveland @ Oct 4 2005, 09:15 AM) Quoted post

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                    This is a classic example of attempting to show intelligence by pretending that you know something everybody else doesn't, therefore justifying your position at ESPN.com[/b][/quote]

                    Bingo.

                    The Astros are the Cubs of the playoffs....pitching, pitching, pitching. No one seems to be noticing that they have no hitting, hitting, hitting, and that they'll need to win three games 2-1. Good luck wit dat.

                    Atlanta will find a way to eke out some runs. Houston probably won't.
                    [/b][/quote]
                    The experts like to denigrate the Cardinals' offense by saying, "if you can effectively pitch around Pujols, the lineup isn't nearly as imposing." Yet they never say with the Astros, "if you can pitch around Ensberg, the lineup is flat-out awful."

                    Neutralize either one of Ensberg or Berkman, and like you said, the Astros are going to have to be pretty lucky to win three close games.

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                    • #11
                      Xavier:

                      Ask the fans of the Ten-Years-in-a-Row World Champion Chicago Cubs.

                      The experts have always been right on the money with them.
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                      • #12
                        Gammons has sure changed his tune. He had the Cards beating the BoSox just last week on SportsCenter. Now the Cards don't make the WS and the Sox lose to the Angels.

                        This kind of reminds me of being a weatherman.

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