no bay area series, but still chance for CA series

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  1. jefhatfield Retired

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    the favored As lost and the chance for a bay area series died with that

    the giants stayed alive last night and if they win their next game, then there's a chance of an anaheim vs san francisco world series...assuming anaheim gets past the twins and the giants get past the cardinals

    but these are still big if's and nobody knows for sure in this crazy year of playoffs

    on the football front, the 49ers and raiders are giving me "early" hope for a bay area superbowl

    i did like the california superbowl some years back when it was san diego chargers vs. the sf 49ers

    why do new yorkers get all the fun with somewhat recent yanks vs. mets and bills vs giants play? and before that with old baseball's giants, dodgers, and yankees...all from new york and hogging the sport's headlines
     
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    update

    yes!

    ...the san francisco giants somehow got past the atlanta braves and took the series 3-2

    and barry bonds hit another home run

    now it's on to st. louis and the cardinals

    ...if the giants win that series...and the anaheim angels beat the minnesota twins...then there will be a california series

    that is still two big "ifs" since it can be minnesota vs the cardinals, minnesota vs the giants, anaheim vs the cardinals, and finally anaheim vs the giants (which i am pulling for)

    for the whole contest, i give the edge to the cardinals first, then the twins, then the giants, then anaheim

    historically the cardinals have nine rings, the twins three rings, and the giants have five rings...only the california/anaheim angels have nothing on their fingers so they are the real cinderella team here
     
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    I watched the game on Sunday (Giants vs Braves)...and the Giants looked really good.

    If they can keep the momentum going, who knows...:D
     
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    it would be nice to see the giants win a ring as the san francisco giants...they won their five as the new york giants in 1905, 1921, 1922, 1933, and 1954 (i think...correct me if i am wrong, though)

    the bigger stories with the san francisco giants since their move to sf has not been a ring but individual performances by the likes of mays, mcovey, will "the thrill" clark, matt williams, dusty baker, and barry bonds (all either in or deserving of hall of fame)
     
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    The Raiders look good, but I'm still rootin' for the Broncos:D
     
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    I myself kind of tuned out of baseball after the Baseball strike issue. (And after the Rockies fell totally apart)
     
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    update friday, october 11

    anaheim angels is up 2-1 over the twins
    san francisco giants is up 2-0 over the cardinals

    two more victories each for those two california teams and we have that california world series

    but it is still too early to be sure...but if both california teams were up 3-0 over their opponents, then i would say, "yes, it will happen!" :p
     
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    I'm a little disappointed with the Twins. They rally to tie the game (what rally monkey), and the angels rally back. WITH A HOME RUN. Whats with this team and giving up home runs? :confused:

    I'd feel more secure if I saw the Twins hit one in the ALCS. Thats my prediction: Twins win a blowout game behind the bats of Ortiz and Kielty and the strong arm of Radke. I'd predict a shutout...but I think Radke will give up one or two runs. The Twins will win 6-2 :)
     
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    twins will most likely wake up and either way, i see six games, maybe seven

    the other series could go five games, maybe six

    my guess, of course:)
     
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    It could go four, too...I'd like that.

    The next two games are at SF...:D
     
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    BEAT LA BEAT LA!!! :D :D

    hope Levan does a good job today....it would rock to go to a world series game
     
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    anaheim is up 3-1 and will prolly close thing thing off, but not before the twins get another win under their cap...my prediction - angels win series 4-2

    the cardinals finally won a close one and now the series is 2-1 in favor of the giants...my prediction - giants win series 4-2

    when the world series hits, you have the big stars of the san francisco giants vs. the relative unknowns of baseball's cinderella anaheim angels...the giants have five rings from 1905-1954, and the angels have nothing

    if the angels keep up on their quest for destiny, in other words - their quest for a first ring, then they will win the series in six or seven...they really have nothing to lose and are already winners having got this far in the playoffs

    there will be a lot of pressure on barry bonds to carry the giants since he is one of the best hitters in all of baseball

    i am rooting for an all california series, but anything can happen...especially in the postseason!

    if it ended up being the twins vs the cardinals, i would be a little upset, but not at all surprised being that all four teams alive now were the underdogs anyway

    sometimes money and superior talent will not buy the world series...but since the yankees adopted a high dollar attitude and a winning tradition and a lengendary roster, they have won more than one out of every three world series until now! that's 26 of them since the 20s
     
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    Yeah, I'm starting to lose faith in the twins...winning three games in a row is especially hard. Hrm...well, mays is good, reed better be good, and milton better seal the deal...especially if Jacque Jones and Cory Koskie stop striking out...:(

    Nah...cards win 4-3 :)

    Ya. He just gotta do what he does...draw walks and smack homers. SF is and will be doing very well.

    Hey, it could be the Mississippi River series!;)
     
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    if cards get wild hot and blow out giants in next three games, i will give the whole world series to the cardinals, either 4-0 or 4-1

    when la russa gets his troops ready, watch out

    i know, my giants were blown out 4-0 in the 1989 world series when la russa got mcguire, canseco, henderson, and stewart on the same page...those guys got older and injured and got blown out the next year by the reds 4-0...oh, sweet revenge...giants fans were ecstatic

    thank god the As and the Giants are not in the same division in the national or american league...there would always be fist fights:p

    on the football front, it is now interesting that the former afc west seattle seahawks are now in the nfc west with the san fransicso 49ers...two california teams in the same division in football...the rams were in los angeles and were often a thorn in the side of the 49ers and vice versa, or course
     
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    STUPID TWINS!!!

    That game was, um...interesting. Break more records, especially one about stupidity.

    Ah well...theres always next year.
     
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    ok, now the angels have won their 4th game and they are going to the world series! they are a cinderella team for sure

    so there will not be a midewestern world series, but now:

    there will be a split series, or

    there will be that california series

    it's just two games away if the giants win the game they are in now, and win tomorrow
     
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    What a homer by Santiago. One more game...i'm rootin' for SF now...stupid twins...
     
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    i want whoever wins every series to do it in the shortest amount possible. let's get this crap over with already. i want my late night seinfeld back.
     
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    i like seinfeld, too

    especially elaine:p
     
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    yuck. elaine...

    i guess she's more in your age group though. ;)

    baseball for you west coasters doesn't always last til 11. ie, when seinfeld comes on. so you're alright

    plus, baseball just sucks.
     
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    hey if elaine did, and came over to your house, you would be her b**ch forever:p :D :)
     
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    it's official

    though the odds were against it, it is now a "california" world series...though my second choice behind a california bay area series between the san francisco giants and the oakland athletics

    but instead we will see the san francisco giants against the anaheim angels (of southern california)

    if the angels win, then i will be happy for them winning their first world series and being from california

    if the giants win, it will represent my geographical area of northern california and the giants are also a california team...they do have five world series rings so it's not as much a mission for them as the angels who have no rings in 42 years!

    to me and many others in california, it's a win-win type of world series:p
     
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    which is worse?

    I'm not sure which: the all New York series or the all California series.

    I guess I'll have to stick with the Subway series being worse. There's probably nothing worse than a whole bunch of overzealous proud New Yorkers. At least on the west coast, I won't have to hear about it as much (I live in NYC now, but hail from Cleveland).

    Although several smaller market teams were competitive this year, it still goes to show that, usually, the bigger markets have the better teams in baseball. Sad. Hopefully that will change soon, and my poor suffering Indians will get another shot at the series (I'm still trying to figure out how they lost in the 9th inning of game 7 in 1997 to the Marlins).

    I guess I'll have to stick with my ties to former Indians (namely Kenny Lofton and the Giants)

    Go Giants!

    - Amadeus
     
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    in 1989, my san francisco giants got swept by the oakland As (my second favorite team)

    but because of san francisco's win last night, there will be no sweep of the giants this time

    and if things go well, san francisco will win the world series

    however, if anaheim wins the world series, it will be their first and 2002 will sport a california world series winner which will be cool anyway

    baseball fans know that the angels have never won the big one and the giants (in san francisco) have never won and i don't think san diego has ever won the whole thing

    the los angeles dodgers have won world series rings both in los angeles, CA and brooklyn, NY
     

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