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Re: That Magic Number: 27 (24 WC)
« Reply #200: August 31, 2012, 11:00:42 PM »
Love the phillies right now

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Re: That Magic Number: 27 (24 WC)
« Reply #201: August 31, 2012, 11:02:23 PM »
I had 10 minutes to burn.

No sorting. This is each poster that voted + the number of wins they predicted.

imref : 81


So it looks like I'm right, they should win 81 games this year (at a minimum :) )

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Re: That Magic Number: 25 (22 WC)
« Reply #202: September 01, 2012, 09:32:26 AM »
Love the phillies right now

 :spaz: No amount of cheesestakes or south street Italian will ever convince me to wish them well. We can win without the crutch.

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Re: That Magic Number: 25 (22 WC)
« Reply #203: September 01, 2012, 09:34:58 AM »
If we clinch a playoff spot, I'll tip a cow and post video of it.

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Re: That Magic Number: 25 (22 WC)
« Reply #204: September 01, 2012, 09:49:04 AM »
When the MN is 25, dig up that Anna Chapman picture in the Putin game thread, divide it into 25 sections, and reveal a section each time the number decreases. 

PUTIN POWER!

What was the "Putin game"?


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Re: That Magic Number: 25 (22 WC)
« Reply #205: September 01, 2012, 01:07:05 PM »
beyond my technical sophistication.  can anyone do this?

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Re: That Magic Number: 24 (21 WC)
« Reply #206: September 02, 2012, 05:33:38 PM »
23/20 wc bump!

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Re: That Magic Number: 23 (19 WC)
« Reply #207: September 02, 2012, 06:14:39 PM »
Fillies leading 7 - 1 in the bottom of the 3rd...

...and Braves get 5 runs in the 9th to win. Harrumph!

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Re: That Magic Number: 23 (19 WC)
« Reply #208: September 02, 2012, 09:40:13 PM »
I'd be more upset if it weren't for the Fox broadcasters on Saturday going on and on about "Don't count out the Phillies!"


Let's work on getting the magic number into the teens by the time Strasburg is shut down in ten days.

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Re: That Magic Number: 23 (19 WC)
« Reply #209: September 02, 2012, 11:39:21 PM »
If we go 15-14 for the duration, the Braves will need to go 21-7 to win the division. Baseball Prospectus has our odds of winning the division over 96%.

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Re: That Magic Number: 23 (19 WC)
« Reply #210: September 02, 2012, 11:45:05 PM »
That sounds nice but we still have 3 games vs them on the road and a 6 games against the Phillies who you know will be up to play against us.

I like our chances obviously but it's not going to be without some very tough games.

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Re: That Magic Number: 23 (19 WC)
« Reply #211: September 03, 2012, 09:06:37 AM »
I heard that two, then said something about them being only eight back, so I think they meant for the WC, not the division.

I'd be more upset if it weren't for the Fox broadcasters on Saturday going on and on about "Don't count out the Phillies!"


Let's work on getting the magic number into the teens by the time Strasburg is shut down in ten days.


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Re: That Magic Number: 22 (18 WC)
« Reply #212: September 03, 2012, 05:34:38 PM »
I heard that two, then said something about them being only eight back, so I think they meant for the WC, not the division.



I got the impression that guy meant, the Phillies can make the play-in game, then win that game, then sweep through the playoffs as hot as they have played recently. My take? Not so fast...

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Re: That Magic Number: 22 (18 WC)
« Reply #213: September 03, 2012, 05:38:44 PM »
That sounds nice but we still have 3 games vs them on the road and a 6 games against the Phillies who you know will be up to play against us.

I like our chances obviously but it's not going to be without some very tough games.

That might be for the best. We NEED to win some tough games down the stretch to get ready for the playoffs. Anybody remember the 1983 baseball season? Tony LaRussa's Chicago White Sox had the best record in all of baseball, and they clinched early. Yet they didn't get to the World Series. Give credit to the Orioles and Mike Boddicker, but I think winning the division easily may have made them too soft for the postseason.

Then again, I also remember the Tigers losing the division race to the Twins on the last game of the season. The Twins lost in the first round of the playoffs, and the Tigers managed to turn on the switch and play well up to the World Series when they forgot how to field bunts. If the Nats don't get injured, winning tough games against good opponents is what we need to do to get ready for the playoffs.

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Re: That Magic Number: 27 (24 WC)
« Reply #214: September 03, 2012, 06:27:22 PM »
I had 10 minutes to burn.

No sorting. This is each poster that voted + the number of wins they predicted.

Thanks Lo, you did the hard part.

Here's the list, in descending order.  Some of you guys were wusses, giving a range like Slate, or saying 86+ like.... :-[

Bloo    112
MorseTheHorse    94
nats2playoffs    93
RobDibblesGhost    91
NatsFanSince2005     85-90
Lintyfresh85    90
madj55    89
24 Nats    89
Jedgi    88
welch    88
soxfan59    88
PANatsFan     87 + Wild Card Chase
HTT    87
Galah    87
tomterp     86+
Squab    86
epic_phalanx    86
houston-nat    86
nobleistyname    86
Slateman     82-85
Baseball is Life    85
DMPOmaha    85
Tyler Durden    85
Tokeydog    85
cmdterps44    84
Caldo    84
NATS1137   84
aussienatsfan    84
aspenbubba    84
PatsNats28    83
HalfSmokes   83
LostYudite    83
KnorrForYourMoney    82
imref    81
ZimW1N    81
PebbleBall    80
MDS    79
PowerBoater69    79
Minty Fresh    78
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Re: That Magic Number: 22 (18 WC)
« Reply #215: September 03, 2012, 06:53:46 PM »
Funny how much higher my win total was than some of the fan police.

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Re: That Magic Number: 22 (18 WC)
« Reply #216: September 03, 2012, 08:15:55 PM »
I want to know what Tom Boswell's back-of-the-napkin calculation for Nationals wins was prior to the season.

He said he couldn't believe it, then predicted a much lower number.  Anyone else remember this?  I might ask about it in his next chat.

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Re: That Magic Number: 22 (18 WC)
« Reply #217: September 03, 2012, 08:27:31 PM »
I want to know what Tom Boswell's back-of-the-napkin calculation for Nationals wins was prior to the season.

He said he couldn't believe it, then predicted a much lower number.  Anyone else remember this?  I might ask about it in his next chat.

Expect lots of _ and other weird typos.

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Re: That Magic Number: 22 (18 WC)
« Reply #218: September 03, 2012, 08:42:25 PM »
Right now Morse the horse may well be closest, though if it's Bloo he ought to put his WNFF trophy on the hood of his car, Nats Curly W flags flapping from every window and drive around the greater Philadelphia metro area banging on his horn.

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Re: That Magic Number: 22 (18 WC)
« Reply #219: September 03, 2012, 09:56:22 PM »
Given how many people were picking in the low to mid-80s, I thought 91 might be a bit optimistic.  I'm glad to see that I will likely be under on my guess - I don't think 100 is out of the question.  With 28 more games, it means going 18-10.  I think it can be done.

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Re: That Magic Number: 22 (18 WC)
« Reply #220: September 03, 2012, 10:00:46 PM »
I will accept 101 regular season wins + 11 postseason wins as a win for Bloo.  How specific was the question about number of wins?

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Re: That Magic Number: 22 (18 WC)
« Reply #221: September 03, 2012, 10:04:04 PM »
Given how many people were picking in the low to mid-80s, I thought 91 might be a bit optimistic.  I'm glad to see that I will likely be under on my guess - I don't think 100 is out of the question.  With 28 more games, it means going 18-10.  I think it can be done.

I think you're right - it would be tough, but it's definitely within reach.  I'm very happy to see the Nats will be blowing right by my 85 win prediction hopefully by the end of the week.

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Re: That Magic Number: 22 (18 WC)
« Reply #222: September 03, 2012, 10:06:22 PM »
11 postseason wins would mean taking every series to the final possible game.  I don't know if some of our members' hearts could take that :lmao:

Uh, no? 3 wins division series, 4 wins CS, 4 wins world series = 11. So 11 wins = championship, no matter how many losses.

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Re: That Magic Number: 22 (18 WC)
« Reply #223: September 03, 2012, 10:08:39 PM »
Uh, no? 3 wins division series, 4 wins CS, 4 wins world series = 11. So 11 wins = championship, no matter how many losses.

7 losses... would have to invest in a defibrillator.

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Re: That Magic Number: 22 (18 WC)
« Reply #224: September 03, 2012, 10:08:51 PM »
11 postseason wins would mean taking every series to the final possible game.  I don't know if some of our members' hearts could take that :lmao:

 :glug:  :poke:  Unless you mean win all 11 games at home, they need to win 11 games to win the World Series period.

And we'll still have heart attacks.  I hope our older members take precautions!