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Post by David E Deme » Thu, 22 Mar 1990 10:37:25



Quote:
>The Royals?  Overtake the A's?  Possibly...but not likely.  The A's rotation is
>every bit as good as KC's, arguably better due to depth.  

You can argue that the A's staff is better, but that doesn't
make it so...  Saberhagen and Gubicza are better than any of
the Oakland starters, and if Gordon's season was evidence of
the future, he's up there too.  both staffs are excellent.

Quote:
>The A's bullpen is
>superior, as Mark Davis is simply not in a class with Eck.  Look at their stats.

Eck had a fantastic season, though he didn't pitch much due to
injury.  Look at Mark Davis' last 60 innings compared with Eckersley,
he compares very well indeed!  Eck might be better, but Davis is
certainly in his class.

I expect the A's to win again, but KC and the Angels will make
it closer than 10 games!

Dave

 
 
 

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Post by Stephen M. Du » Thu, 22 Mar 1990 09:11:54

   Yup ... I saw a lovely quote fro Bud Selig in the paper today.  I
don't recall the exact wording, but basically he said "We're sorry for
the inconvenience it has caused the public".  Give me a break, pal.
All you're sorry for is the extra money you'll end up paying the players
and the lost revenue due to the strike.
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Post by Tim Priddy » Thu, 22 Mar 1990 13:09:42

Mike Shepherd poo-poos Gary Huckabay's posting:

Quote:
>> Position by position, the Royals simply don't measure up to the A's.
>> [and a bunch of other garbage deleted]
>Yeah...sure...right.  Come down to earth and stop writing nonsense.

        Ok, let's fill in a short roster and do a head to head
comparison.

        A's                     Royals
        ----------------------  -----------------
        SP D. Stewart           SP B. Saberhagen        Royals
        SP M. Moore             SP M. Gubicza           A's
        SP B. Welch             SP T. Gordon            Royals
        SP T. Burns             SP S. Davis             A's
        SP S. Sanderson         SP C. Liebrandt         Royals
        RP D. Eckersley         RP M. Davis             A's
        RP R. Honeycutt         RP    Montgomery        A's
        C  T. Steinbach         C  B. Boone             A's
        1B M. McGwire           1B G. Brett             A's
        2B M. Gallego           2B F. White             tie
        3B C. Lansford          3B K. Seitzer           A's
        SS W. Weiss             SS K. Stillwell         Royals
        OF R. Henderson         OF B. Jackson           A's
        OF D. Henderson         OF J. Eisenreich        A's
        OF J. Canseco           OF D. Tartabull         A's

        I'm ready for those roster corrections and your evaluations,
let 'em rip (er flame).

        Tim Priddy (Oakland Coliseum, Sec: 123, row: 3, seat: 13)

        uucp:     ...!{decwrl|hplabs!oliveb}!intelca!mipos3!tpriddy

 
 
 

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Post by Subrata Sirc » Thu, 22 Mar 1990 14:49:04

Here are my picks for the divisions:

AL EAST      AL WEST

Sox          A's
Brewers      Royals
Jays         Angels
Orioles      Rangers
Indians      Twins
Detroit      White Sox
Yankees      Mariners

NL EAST      NL WEST

Mets         Padres
Cubs         Giants
Cardinals    Dodgers
Expos        Reds
Pirates      Braves
Phillies     Astros

Now that I've posted, you may all laugh  :<)

--
Subrata K. Sircar, Prophet & Charter Member of SPAMIT(tm)

   "We expect them [Salvadoran officials] to work toward the elimination
    of human rights."   - VP Dan Quayle

 
 
 

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Post by sc.. » Thu, 22 Mar 1990 20:43:43


Quote:
>    Ok, let's fill in a short roster and do a head to head
> comparison.

>    A's                     Royals
>    ----------------------  -----------------
>    SP D. Stewart           SP B. Saberhagen        Royals
>    SP M. Moore             SP M. Gubicza           A's
>    SP B. Welch             SP T. Gordon            Royals
>    SP T. Burns             SP S. Davis             A's
>    SP S. Sanderson         SP C. Liebrandt         Royals
>    RP D. Eckersley         RP M. Davis             A's
>    RP R. Honeycutt         RP    Montgomery        A's
>    C  T. Steinbach         C  B. Boone             A's
>    1B M. McGwire           1B G. Brett             A's
>    2B M. Gallego           2B F. White             tie
>    3B C. Lansford          3B K. Seitzer           A's
>    SS W. Weiss             SS K. Stillwell         Royals
>    OF R. Henderson         OF B. Jackson           A's
>    OF D. Henderson         OF J. Eisenreich        A's
>    OF J. Canseco           OF D. Tartabull         A's

>    I'm ready for those roster corrections and your evaluations,
> let 'em rip (er flame).

Where did you get this?  What stats are you using?  I should
print this off and keep it for the season(especially all-star,
although that's a popularity contest) and see who wins.  Did
you predict A's by 10?  I can't make any evaluations because
I'm not that avid a baseball fan.  Although, I'll give you
the Honey.-over-Mont. and Stein-over-Boone.  But I'd have to
see your reasoning/stats for the others.
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Post by Daniel Solom » Fri, 23 Mar 1990 04:38:57

Quote:

>As long as there is major league baseball, the fans will flock.  I'm
>very skeptical about any sort of boycott having any affect.  The media, ESPN
>in particular, are treating the return of baseball like the most wonderful
>thing in the world.  In order for the boycott to have any affect, these
>boycott organizations need to be heard from via mass media.  
>How does that happen?

>>                          LETS PLAY BALL!

While the lockout was going on, I grumbled a little, but mostly I just
waited patiently until it finally was over with.  Why do I have this
attitude?  Why am I not running out trying to get all of my friends to
boycott the game of baseball?  Because I grew up in Chicago, and I, and most
of my friends, are Die-Hard Cubs fans.  Being able to go into the season and
smile and predict that the Cubs will finish in first and not hear people
burst out laughing is a very rare occurence.  I like that feeling.  Am I
going to boycott baseball because some idealists feel that everyone should
do just that?  Hell no!  I was upset when the lockout started, but now I'm
glad it's over.  An added bonus is the All-Star game in Wrigley.  Is the
date of the All-Star game going to change?  I'm hoping that I might be able
to get tickets for it.

I love baseball.  I don't care so much what happens in the business aspect
of the game.  There is something that people should remember.  Baseball is a
priviledge, not a right.  It is entertainment.  Why should I care how much a
baseball player gets?  I don't care how much an actor gets for their movies?
If I'm entertained, and the price isn't too extreme, then I'm happy.

And when the CUBBIES win, I'm even happier.

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Post by Lon Hildre » Sun, 25 Mar 1990 03:13:55

Quote:

>While the lockout was going on, I grumbled a little, but mostly I just
>waited patiently until it finally was over with.  Why do I have this
>attitude?  Why am I not running out trying to get all of my friends to
>boycott the game of baseball?  Because I grew up in Chicago, and I, and most
>of my friends, are Die-Hard Cubs fans.  Being able to go into the season and
>smile and predict that the Cubs will finish in first and not hear people
>burst out laughing is a very rare occurence.  I like that feeling.  Am I

        Oh what a feeling.  I like it too.  It's very strange to see the
        Cubs predicted to finish first in an actual publication.

Quote:
>I love baseball.  I don't care so much what happens in the business aspect
>of the game.  There is something that people should remember.  Baseball is a
>priviledge, not a right.  It is entertainment.  Why should I care how much a
>baseball player gets?  I don't care how much an actor gets for their movies?

    As soon as I heard the dispute was settled I let out a sigh of relief
and found myself again anxiously awaiting actual ballgames and not caring
at all what the details of the settlement were.

Quote:
>If I'm entertained, and the price isn't too extreme, then I'm happy.
>And when the CUBBIES win, I'm even happier.

        HOLY COW!  HEY! HEY!  HOLY MACKERAL!  CUBS WIN! CUBS WIN! CUBS WIN!

--
Lon Hildreth            ...!{decvax,uunet,samsung}!cg-atla!hildreth

Wilmington, MA          A Cub fan, but not a Bud man.

 
 
 

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Post by David E Deme » Mon, 26 Mar 1990 10:07:01

Quote:

>    HOLY COW!  HEY! HEY!  HOLY MACKERAL!  CUBS WIN! CUBS WIN! CUBS WIN!

Shouldn't that be "CUB WIN! CUB WIN!"?  I don't see much of Caray,
but he seems to have a problem with the plural now...

Dave

 
 
 

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Post by Karen Collins Dav » Wed, 28 Mar 1990 03:31:04

Quote:
(Lon Hildreth) writes:
>    HOLY COW!  HEY! HEY!  HOLY MACKERAL!  CUBS WIN! CUBS WIN! CUBS WIN!

Based on recent history, this should read

CUBS WHEN?  CUBS WHEN?  CUBS WHEN?

Bob Davis