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Old 09-01-2002, 11:00 PM   #16
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In the American League

#1 Yankees will play the wildcard Boston Red Sox: New York wins
#2 Oakland will play the Minnesota Twins: Oakland wins

Yankees defeat Oakland 4-2

In the National League

#1 Atlanta will play the wildcard Los Angeles Dodgers: Atlanta wins
#2 Arizona will play the St Louis Cardinals: Arizona wins

Atlanta defeats Arizona 4-3


World Series: New York Yankees defeat Atlanta Braves 4-1
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Ok you are probably right. I wish my boys could beat that durn Oakland....just one game!!!!!
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Anaheim is going to beat Boston in the wild card race, for the simple reason that Anaheim is the better team.
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#1 Yankees will play the wildcard Boston Red Sox: New York wins
Based on the rules of playoff seedings, this is not possible. No team may play a team from its own division in the first round. Yes the Yankees played Boston a few years ago in the playoffs, but that was in the ALCS, not the Divisional round.

The AL Wildcard is just too wide open right now for anyone to predict. Oakland is playing as well now as anyone, ever. Seattle is looking mediocre, Anaheim is going through injury problems, and Boston has a chance to step it up with their soft September schedule. Anything could change at anytime. That race could go down to the final weekend, and it could potentially be a three or even four-team situation. Should be interesting.
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I agree...being a die-hard Angels fan, I have to agree.
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Anaheim is going to beat Boston in the wild card race, for the simple reason that Anaheim is the better team.
Right now, Anaheim has two things to overcome if they want to get that wildcard. First, they are having some major injury problems with guys like Tim Salmon and Aaron Sele. Second, the current team has little to no playoff experience, or experience in tight playoff races. That could really hurt them when the pressure is on by mid-September.

Of course Boston has been barely at .500 since the All-Star break. But Manny Ramirez, Pedro Martinez, and Cliff Floyd are still hot, and they could really make a run. It's hard to say who is the better team right now.
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Right now, Anaheim has two things to overcome if they want to get that wildcard. First, they are having some major injury problems with guys like Tim Salmon and Aaron Sele. Second, the current team has little to no playoff experience, or experience in tight playoff races. That could really hurt them when the pressure is on by mid-September.

Of course Boston has been barely at .500 since the All-Star break. But Manny Ramirez, Pedro Martinez, and Cliff Floyd are still hot, and they could really make a run. It's hard to say who is the better team right now.
True, but Salmon has already been activated, and Sele was (I believe) only put on the 15-day DL...so he should be back within a week...plus, the pitching staff has a lot of depth (Lackey, playing the role of starter due to injuries, has been effective and dominant at times)...I really like the chances for the Angels, although the stretch run will be quite interesting.
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World Series: New York Yankees defeat Atlanta Braves 4-1


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Right now, Anaheim has two things to overcome if they want to get that wildcard. First, they are having some major injury problems with guys like Tim Salmon and Aaron Sele. Second, the current team has little to no playoff experience, or experience in tight playoff races. That could really hurt them when the pressure is on by mid-September.

Of course Boston has been barely at .500 since the All-Star break. But Manny Ramirez, Pedro Martinez, and Cliff Floyd are still hot, and they could really make a run. It's hard to say who is the better team right now.
As walkon11 pointed out, Salmon should be back in the lineup this week. The loss of Sele definitely is a big setback but if Mickey Callaway can continue to pitch like he has in his first two starts (and that's a big "if"), it will be a big lift for the team. Callaway has been solid and has shown good composure, but who knows if that will hold up.

I think the Angels' biggest worry, particularly in light of the team's legendary September crashes, is the whole pennant race pressure thing. You're right about the Angels having little playoff experience, and that may be too huge a hurdle to overcome.

Personally, I think this team is resilient and will be in the race all the way to the end.
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^ Ugh...don't remind me of that season (was it 95?) when we blew a 15 game lead at the end of August, and lost in the 1-game playoff to Seattle...I'm still bitter...damn Randy Johnson.
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I like the Angels' chances right now despite the A's amazing streak. Next week we play 4 against the A's and it should be a great freakin' series.

Boston is not done -- not with the schedule they have the rest of the way.

Seattle will turn it around and contend to the end.

Minnesota is good but doesn't strike any terror into me.

The Yankees..... well, they're the Yankees. They kinda bore me.
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I hope the Angels beat the A's tonight. If not, I will cry.
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In the American League

#1 Yankees will play the wildcard Anaheim Angels: Anaheim wins
#2 Oakland will play the Minnesota Twins: Oakland wins

Anaheim will defeat Oakland 4-3

In the National League

#1 Atlanta will play the wildcard San Francisco Giants: Atlanta wins
#2 Arizona will play the St Louis Cardinals: Arizona wins

Atlanta defeats Arizona 4-3


World Series: Anaheim Angels defeat Atlanta Braves 4-3
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