Wednesday, October 1, 2008

2008 Char2k Playoff Preview Extravaganza

So, once again the 2008 MLB playoffs are upon us. I used to look forward to the playoffs eagerly every year, as my Braves were sure to be contenders. And then my excitement would fade, as my Braves were sure to find new ways to flame out year after year. Those days are behind us though. They ended in dramatic fashion in a series that pitted suitemates against each other. In the end, the Garz-JJVen alliance bested the J-Charz pairing. UGGH how could Farnsworth blow that 5 run lead. Anyways, let's take a look at this year's match-ups!

Cubs vs Dodgers

PREDICTION: I'm having trouble calling this one. The dodgers had a good September, and people are talking about Manny for MVP. On the other hand, the Cubs pulled away nicely in the Central race. I am narrowly going to take the Cubs on this one, just because Andruw Jones played for the dodgers this year, and some of his loser-residue may have been left behind on the team (but I'm sure whatever he's doing right now, he has a big grin on his face)

Phillies vs Brewers

PREDICTION: In the sprit of full disclosure, I hate Philadelphia and I love Milwaukee. Yes John Kerry is eating a delicious looking cheesesteak, and Miller beer kinda blows, but I grew up going to a lot of Brewers games, because my grandparents live in Milwaukee. The Brewers were always my #2 team, and I've been sporting my brewers cap around town that I got years ago at free-hat day at the ballpark. (And a certain classmate of ours was very pro-philly...) So, inspite of the fact that Sheets is hurt and CC has pitched 14 times in the last 6 days, I gotta take my Brew, setting up a Midwest NLCS showdown.

Now, I could and probably should go on into the AL. Pundits say the AL is way stronger. I saw, Pshhhaw. Charz2k is an pro-NL site. That's something we all agree on. So I'll quickly sum up the AL... Whitesox beat the (Devil) Rays, crushing the hopes of... nobody, because who the hell cares about the Rays, aside from the fact that it's a nice story. And I'll take the Angels, because God is obviously cursing Boston, after letting them win championships in the 3 major sports. Brady is down, and the Sox will be down next. And who will win the ALCS? Who cares? The Brew Crew will shock the world, in spite of the fact that they aren't very good, and dominate whomever the AL throws at them.

2008 is the year of the Brewer! Yes I glossed over the Brewers beating the Cubs, but this image says it all: they will shoot the cubs and stand proudly over their dead bodies.


J said...

Brewers are bears, only Cubs winning would be worse

If the baseball highlights begin with a preview of Zambrano throwing over another Gatorade cooler, I know itll mean good news

Only Farnsworth could let that ball hit the yellow line on the wall. I don't think he was wearing his goggles appropriately.

Eric said...

Way to swing at ball four, Fielder.

Danny said...
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Danny said...

Yeah I too hate AL baseball (but I'm rooting for an AL team to win it all). That said, in the NL, I can't go for the Cubs because I hate them. But I think they'll win the NL Pennant. How can they miss the world series with Zambrano, Harden, Dempster, Lilly? I'm not too into the Brewers but they are fighting for some NL Central pride (I know the Cubs are too, but, again, I hate them).

So GO RAYS! I'm no fairweather fan and I'm no bandwagon jumper. I'll always go for the underdog and I've liked them since their inception. Plus they have some big H-town players - Carl Crawford, Scott Kazmir!

As if that weren't enough, they have the most Italian man in baseball: Rocco Baldelli!

So go Rays!!!

Sam said...

I'll take the Sharks in six.