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Offline Minty Fresh

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Re: Legion of Doom 2012!!!
« Reply #300: September 26, 2012, 12:02:22 PM »
I'm not really a LoD or SS.  I'm more of an optimistic realist.

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Offline spidernat

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Re: Legion of Doom 2012!!!
« Reply #301: September 26, 2012, 12:31:20 PM »
Someone should start a poll asking what will be the date that we drop out of first place.   The first possible date is after the final Cardinals game and that's where I'm betting.

EDIT - On second thought, I decided to be a little optimistic and go for the first game of the Philadelphia series at Nats Park.

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Re: Legion of Doom 2012!!!
« Reply #302: September 26, 2012, 12:39:59 PM »
The Nationals will win.

Offline Fan037

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Re: Legion of Doom 2012!!!
« Reply #303: September 26, 2012, 12:52:26 PM »
I, too, think the Nats will win their division.  However, this doesn't seem to be the same magical team it was for the majority of the season. 

Offline PebbleBall

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Re: Legion of Doom 2012!!!
« Reply #304: September 26, 2012, 01:09:55 PM »
I, too, think the Nats will win their division.  However, this doesn't seem to be the same magical team it was for the majority of the season. 

This is their third 4-7 stretch of the season, it happens.  It's just that this time it's happened with nerve wracking timing and a schedule that won't mike it a cinch to recover.

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Re: Legion of Doom 2012!!!
« Reply #305: September 26, 2012, 01:25:27 PM »
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/nationals-journal/wp/2012/09/26/the-importance-of-a-strong-september-for-the-nationals/

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The notion of strong-finishing teams thriving in the playoffs is one of those baseball platitudes that sound so cliché it cannot possibly be true. But it turns out that one might actually be spot on. Recent fall history reveals the team that holds up the trophy at the end of October usually started its postseason joyride in September.
The past 10 World Series champions have combined to go 178-105 in September and any regular-season games that spill over into October. That comes out to a .629 winning percentage, or 102-win pace over the course of a full season.
The 2003 Cardinals, may be the most bizarre World Series winner of all time, went 12-17 in the final month, finished 83-78 overall and then, behind Albert Pujols, David Eckstein and a million pitching chances by Tony LaRussa, won the whole thing. The next-worst September team of the past 10 years was the 2007 Red Sox, who went 16-11 – still 96-win pace over a full season.

Oh, if you were curious, here’s how each recent World Series champion fared in the final month (with their overall record):
2011 Cardinals: 18-8 (90-72)
2010 Giants: 19-10 (92-70)
2009 Yankees: 20-11 (103-59)
2008 Phillies: 17-8 (92-70)
2007 Red Sox: 16-11 (96-66)
2006 Cardinals: 12-17 (83-78)
2005 White Sox: 19-12 (99-63)
2004 Red Sox: 21-11 (98-64)
2003 Marlins: 18-8 (91-71)
2002 Angels: 18-9 (99-63)

Offline PebbleBall

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Re: Legion of Doom 2012!!!
« Reply #306: September 26, 2012, 01:35:36 PM »
I don't see the point in worrying about the world series when a spot in the NLDS is still somewhat up in the air.

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Re: Legion of Doom 2012!!!
« Reply #307: September 26, 2012, 01:38:02 PM »
I agree, just posting what Kilgore wrote.

Nothing is guaranteed besides the one game wild card playoff game.

Offline KnorrForYourMoney

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Re: Legion of Doom 2012!!!
« Reply #308: September 26, 2012, 06:11:18 PM »
I can't wait until the Nats lose the Wild Card game and Randy Knorr replaces Davey Johnson as manager. :twisted:

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Re: Legion of Doom 2012!!!
« Reply #309: September 26, 2012, 06:12:35 PM »
Nothing is guaranteed besides the one game wild card playoff game.

Plus that if we are a WC team we will be at home.