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Take the picture now, Tim. Save you the trouble later.

(Actually, you know I'm a closet Astros fan, don't you? They have had a soft spot in my heart since the days of Mike Scott, that wonderful, cheating cut fastball expert that stymied the Giants so often.)
Now, everybody knows that was a split finger fastball. Heh heh heh.
Shades of Gaylord Perry!
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Originally Posted by Storeytime View Post
Now, everybody knows that was a split finger fastball. Heh heh heh.
Shades of Gaylord Perry!
Gaylord did it with sandpaper and vaseline. They never figured out how Scott was doing it. But he was downright unhittable.
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Oh, and you know who taught Scott that split finger?

Roger Craig...former manager of the Giants.
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The Mets will be the best team in NY, which is not saying much. I am not too sure on whom is playing where but I think Oakland, Detroit, San Fran, Texas, LA and Baltimore will be the ones that will be fighting out at the close of the season.
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AL East Winner: Boston Red Sox
AL Central Winner: Cleveland Indians
AL West Winner: LA Angels of Anaheim
Wild Card: Baltimore Orioles

AL Champion: LA Angels

NL East Winner: Washington Nationals
NL Central Winner: Cincinnati Reds
NL West Winner: SF Giants
Wild Card: LA Dodgers

NL Champion: Washington Nationals

World Series Winner: Angels

Im just glad the Sox are back in the right direction playing as a whole unit again.
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Oh, and you know who taught Scott that split finger?

Roger Craig...former manager of the Giants.
Yeah, I remember that. Of course it helps any pitcher with a "specialty" pitch if you have a 95 MPH fastball to go with it, which Scott did.

You can't sit back in the box and lay on that specialty pitch.
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He also had a great change up. He'd set people up, they'd be sitting on that unhittable splitter and then pull the string...man, he was good.
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AL East Winner: Tampa Bay Rays
AL Central Winner: Detroit Tigers
AL West Winner: LA Angels of Anaheim
Wild Cards: Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox

AL Champion: Detroit Tigers

NL East Winner: Washington Nationals
NL Central Winner: Cincinnati Reds
NL West Winner: LA Dodgers
Wild Cards: SF Giants, Atlanta Braves

NL Champion: Washington Nationals

World Series Winner: Washington Nationals


Really tough year to pick the A.L. East, it really is tight race to pick them, but I had to give some love to my Red Sox. I think they can win the division, but as a pessimistic Boston sports fan I don't want to give it to them. (yet)

I like the Nats in the NL, but I could see Cincy easily taking the title instead. It is tough to repeat for SF, and I really can't cheer for the west coast Yankees aka Dodgers.
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I could see the Sox putting together some magic. They're due, considering the last couple of years. I agree with you on Cincy. But the Dodgers are thinner than their payroll dollars make them appear. They had Uribe batting fifth tonight.
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The Sox have a lot of great pieces, hard working guys so I am pumped to see how the year pans out. At least there will be less drama.
I will enjoy watching the Dodgers fall apart like the Marlins of last year. Ditto for the falling apart Yanks.
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