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New Sports Thought Thursday Blog Good Bye Coach Babcock! Welcome Jeff Blashill!


In this Sports Thought Thursday Blog, we are going to do a follow-up to a blog post that I wrote a few weeks ago.  I am talking about end of era in Detroit.  I just want to thank Mike Babcock for his years in Detroit.  It was a great run for a great coach.  I wish him the best of luck in Toronto.  Let us get into this new coach.

Closing, We all saw this coming as soon as Mike said he was going to the Maple Leafs.  The Red Wings have already invested in Jeff Blashill.  Last year, Red Wings gave Jeff a huge contract to keep him with the Grand Rapids.  I believe it made him highest paid minor league head coach. There was several teams asking about him to coach their teams.  The Red Wings said no to every team.  It will never come out until everyone is retired but I believe that the Red Wings did not want Mike back.  They wanted to bring up Jeff to take over this young team.  The young players on this team were raised by Jeff.  I believe this is a good move for the Red Wings.  I believe we will start to see free agents finally come back to Detroit.  We have a really good young team and the future is pretty bright.  I cannot wait for next season.  I just want to wish Jeff Blashill and the Detroit Red Wings the best of luck!   I love the move and the new theories and voice.

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email: djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

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New Sports Thought Thursday NFL Playoffs (2015)


In this Sports Thought Thursday blog, I know it is not Thursday and I forgot to write-up my prediction that I do every year.  Plus, I did not post the last two weeks on Thursday and Friday.  I figure the best time to post just before the games start.  Once again, another disappointing season for my Dolphins.  I guess next year will be different.  We will have to see.  Let us get into the match up for today Wild Card games and all the way up to the Super Bowl.

Wild Card

Game One Cardinals vs Panthers

I get it that NFC South was the weakest or strongest division in the league.  All the teams had a records below .500.  Panthers could become the second team to do this since 2010 Seashawks that beat New Orleans Saints.  It is kind of crazy the teams that loss and win came out of respected division.  Saints are from the NFC South like the Panters.  Seahawks came out of the NFC West like the Cardinals.  I am liking what I am seeing from Cam and the offense.  We all know their defense is really good.  Let us hope their special team does not disappoint them.  They should beat Cardinals with their third string quarterback.  Cardinals defense is still good but not what it was in beginning of the season.  If Cardinals offense get into some kind of rhythm, they will win this game.  I just do not see it happening.  Panthers should win this game.

Game Two Ravens vs Steelers

The Steelers are known for their defense throughout history.  This group is really good.  Ravens can play some defense also, however their secondary is pretty weak and I can see them having problems with Steelers wide receivers.  Both quarterbacks have won a Super Bowl and both of them know how to pass the ball around to our their receivers.  This is more important for the Steelers because their star running back Bell is already ruled out.  They signed Ben Tate.  They are looking at undrafted back Josh Harrison to pick up  that load.  It is going to be raining tonight and that is running game weather.  I believe it will come down to Big Ben arm.  He threw 12 touchdowns in two games this season.  With Bell out, he is their best back that can pass block.  This will affect their passing game.  Can he do it against the Ravens?  This is going to be one of the best games this playoffs.  I am going to say no but this game is going to overtime.  This is going to be a very close game and I have to go with Ravens even though they never beat them in the playoffs.  I still like Ravens.

Game Three Bengals vs Colts

I have to be honest on both of these teams.  I have not watched too many games of either team.  I know AJ Green is believed to be hurt and Andy may realize that it is the playoffs.  He forgets how to play.  I do not believe the Colts have a running game nor defense.  This is going to be a very important game for the coaching staff of the Bengals and Andy’s legacy as quarterback that can play in big games.  What the hell, I am going to pick Bengals.

Game Four Lions vs Cowboys

Cowboys has been the hottest team in the league just like the Settle Seahawks.  One of the best QBs, RBs, and WRs are in the game.  I believe Tony has finally found himself as NFL QB.  This is one of the best teams that he has had in his career.  I love their defense and we know Lions defense will show up.  They will have a pretty good game but will they be able to overcome the weakest part of their team.  I believe the Lions offense will keep their defense on the field a ton.  Lions offense has still not found themselves.  They have their former OC, who is Scott Linehan, that has been in defense meaning.  He is teaching their defense on what the Lions offense likes to in games.   The lucky bounces that Detroit Lions have been receiving this year will come to the end.  I cannot see the Lions finding their offense.  I can see the Cowboys coming out and winning this game easily.  I am picking the Cowboys.

Divisional Playoffs

Game One Patriots vs Ravens

Patriots at home again through out the playoffs and I cannot see them losing against the Ravens.  Sorry Ravens, this is a pretty easy pick and you had a great season.  Pats has this one and I hate to say it.

Game Two Cowboys  vs Packers

This is going to be a pretty interesting game.  I would love to see how the weather is going to be.  I am going on the fact that it is going be a normal weather for Green Bay.  This will come down to who has the better running game.  If it comes down to the passing game, Rodgers and Packers will win this game.  If the Cowboys keep Packers defense on the field longer, Dallas will be one win away from the Super Bowl.  I cannot that see that happening.  Packers will win this game.

Game Three Bengals vs Broncos

I saw a few games of the Broncos this season.  Manning is still good but getting really old fast.  He is better than average quarterback at his age.  He will pull out a win again the Bengals.  Broncos will win in front of their home crowd.

Game Four Panthers vs Seahawks

Here comes the 12th man.  I believe you will know how this will go down.  This will be a defensive game.  It is going to come down the field goal kickers.  I love both defenses.  I can Seattle’s defense coming out in the better end.  Seahawks has this game.

Conference Championships

Game One Broncos vs Patriots

This is the match up that we have seem so many throughout the years.  Brady vs Manning part whatever.  I do not believe in Pats defense.  It is good because of the their new-found running game.  I believe there is a way to play against their defense and offense.  I believe the Broncos OC and DC will find their way to find faults and attack.  I can Patriots looking really bad in this game.  Brady will do a last-minute drive down but come up short to send his team to the Super Bowl. Broncos will be back in the Super Bowl for back to back years.

Game Two Packers vs Seahawks

These two teams have a nice history in the last five years as for NFL moments.  I am loving the Seahawks.  They are on a fire and I cannot see Rodgers being health enough to escape from Hawks D-Line.  It will be close but Seahawks and 12th man are going back to the Super Bowl.

Super Bowl Broncos vs Seahawks

This will be the first back to back rematch since the 1993 and 1994 Dallas Cowboys vs Buffalo Bills in the Super Bowls.  This is a rematch from last year’s Super Bowl.  I believe this might be the last game for Lynch’s NFL career.  He has been hinting it all season.  He has a bad back and he will have a game that people will be talking about game to come.  Is this the last game for Manning?  Will he get back at Seattle for the game that we are still talking about from last year?  I cannot see any team beating Seattle’s defense.  I am talking about Patriots too.  Seashawks will go back to back Super Bowl Champs since the Patriots in 2004 and 2005!

In closing, I will do a write-up for my prediction of the Super Bowl during the bye-week.  I am pretty excited to watch these games.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Sports Thought Thursday Blog Chicago Cubs And Joe Maddon


 

In this Sports Thought Thursday Blog, we are going to get into the new hiring and firing of their managers.  After another year of losing and celebrating 100 years of Wrigley Field, it was time for some more changes on the field and managing team.  There was some good things that happen under Rick Renteria.  Let’s get into the 2014 year.

 

2014 Season

The Chicago Cubs record was 73 – 89 record.  Winning percent was .451.  They had a winning record at home.  They started out the season really slow and former pitcher Jeff Samardzija struggled to get his first one in the first month of the season.  He gave the Cubs some good to excite games.  They were below .500 for the first half of the season but as soon as the trade deadline came around and they traded off some key pieces.  They kind of turn their season around.  You saw the growth of Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro and a come back year and career of Jake Arrieta.  They saw part of their second half season with long winning streaks.  They saw some of their top prospects come up to the majors and help them win.  The sad thing is Rick earn to come back and he helped the growth of the kids. This is what the front office wanted.


New Manager

This is a business decision and there is no way to be loyal to someone when the goal is to win the World Series.  When a top five manager in the game comes available, you hire him.  This goes for any business or any sport.  They are not saying this is going to happen or not.  This does not guarantee a World Series but this sends a huge message to their fans and rest of the teams in baseball.  They were entering free agency looking to sign a top pitcher for their rotation.  More kids are coming to the majors in a few years.  Joe Madden experience young but talented team a few years ago with Tampa Rays.  He won AL East when the Red Soxs and Yankees were still really good teams along with Orioles team up and coming.  He also took a team to the World Series for the first time in team history.  He was manager of the year. Joe Madden left the Rays because of his former GM, who was Andrew Friendman, now works for the LA Dodgers.

Closing, I agree with everyone and the front office of the Chicago Cubs.  Yes, it sucks and unfair.  He does deserve better.  However, when a coach of his standards and elite comes available, you go and hire him.  This improves the Chicago Cubs.  This makes it easier for free agents to come to Chicago to play for Cubs.  They have not won the World Series in over 100 years.  The attitude of the team has changed since Theo and company came to aboard.  Joe completes the message from the front office to the dugout.  The players of the Chicago Cubs are going to have so much fun on the field that is something Joe brings to the field. This is something that has not been there on the Northside in a long time. I feel better being a Chicago Cubs fan.  The front office is not saying it but I believe this is the coach that will bring my Chicago Cubs a World Series.  I cannot wait for next season and beyond.  Go get yours Cubs and Go Cubbies!    Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser16

New Sports Thought Blog World Cup And Soccer


 

In this Sports Thought Thursday blog, we are going to get into the World Cup.  I am not going to get into the history of this tournament or soccer.  Personally, I really do not care.  It might shape the thought pattern on this blog.  The big question is why should we care in American?  Is soccer going to grow in the United Sates?  Let us get into this debate.

This is a big event around the world asides here in the United States.  I know there are many in the states that can give a crap.  However, if the US team keeps playing, the more interested it is going to gather in the States.  Will that help the sport grow in the states?  Of course, it will help but will anyone care after the World Cup is finish.  I see the only way this sport will make in the States if US team wins the cup.  It is a fact.  There has been several soccer leagues open in the states and then soon disappears in the dust.  We had the Rockers in Detroit and I was always getting free tickets to go watch the game.  I did not understand the game and I told myself I will be back to a game.  I never made it back.  We have NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL.  Two out of four of our sports is what the world worries about.  They are MLB and NHL.  Most part of the world they do not care about MLB and NFL.  Do we have it wrong in the states?  Or is the world wrong?  I believe it is taste and what you like.  Soccer had its highest TV ratings during the US vs German match.  Is there more to come with this?  I would say yes.

In closing, I will write a follow-up blog at the end of the World Cup.  I personally do not care.  I just find the sport very boring.  I never saw so much flopping field or court.  I do understand it because I took the time to learn it.  I am turn off on the sport.  I wish all the countries the best of luck.  I believe we in the States will go back to not caring once the US is knocked out and when the World Cup disappears for another four years.  We do not care about soccer and it is reality.  It is a niche sport here.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:   djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Sports Thought Thursday On Tuesday Stanley Cup Finals


In this Special Sports Thought Thursday blog, we are going to take a look at the NHL Finals.  As many of you know I am a huge Red Wings fan and hockey fan.  I will have to say this right off the bat.  What I say has nothing NOTHING to the fact that I am a Red Wings fan.  If anyone think otherwise, go learn about hockey before you know judge me.  If you have an issue, just send me an email.  I will have a thought and willingness to have a good talk about hockey.  The finals in 2013 is Chicago Blackhawks vs Boston Bruins.  Both teams won Stanley Cup Winners in 2010, who was Chicago Blackhawks and 2011, who was Boston Bruins.  This is the first time in the Stanley Finals that an Orinigal Six teams match up since 1979.  This will be a good match.

This is what I believe will happen.  Boston Bruins will win the Cup in 5 or 6th games.  I will not be stun if it is a sweep on Boston side.  Boston shut down the highest scoring team in the regular season which is Penguins.  The Blackhawks and Penguins have about the same game.  I love how Boston is playing.  They have over came a ton this playoff run.  Blackhawks had some bumps and over took the Red Wings that gave them the biggest problem in this run.  I believe the Red Wings and Wild gave the blue print on how to stop the Blackhawks.  Kings try to do it but they did not have enough scoring and talent.  Boston I believe is a talented Red Wings and I believe this is a no brainer.  Sorry Chicago maybe next year!

Boston Bruins will the Stanley Cup in 5 or 6 games!

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email: djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Sports Thought Thursday Blog How To Act As A Sports Fan To Other Fans.


In this Sports Thought Thursday blog, I might be wrong or right on this subject.  I will be talking on both sides of coin.  This has been a pretty big issue  to me of late living in the Chicago market.  Here is my thought.

Fan of a Team Not in the Market

At Stadium

Beware where you are and what you are doing.  For example, if you are going to see your team in another team’s stadium.  There is nothing wrong showing your team proud but there is an issue when you are acting like a jackass.  If you wear your team colors, you need to act like you are not there but you are there.  It is OK to clap when your team scores but do not stand up when they make a big hit and clap.  You are asking for problems.  You need to watch your alcohol in tank.  We all know people do dumb things when they are drunk.  It is fine to drink but know your limit.  If some other team’s fan says something, just ignore them.  If they keep going, just say, I am here just like you are and I am not bothering anyone.   You will need to know where security and Customer service.  Remember, you might be out-of-town but you are still a paying customer.  You deserve what the hometown fans get in their sports experience.  You need to show respect and it is pretty easy.  They will see it and just be nice. They will talk to you nicely.  At least, they will not get in your face and try to start a fight.

Out And About In The Town

This is part that bugs me.  I will wear a Red Wings hat around Chicago.  I am supporting my team like you are supporting your team.  I will not wearing a jersey around unless I am going to the game or bar event.  I know that is wrong and I am asking for problems.  I mind my busy and go about my errands just in my hat.  You need to be yourself and just respect your surrounds.

Fan In A City With Opposite Team’s Fan

At Stadium

Remember these people are human and they have feelings like you.  Treat them like you would treat yourself because what you give out will come back around.  It is fine to say their team sucks but do not get in their face to start a fight.  I realize you have to support your team with the rest of the fan base but remember you might be in that same situation down the road.  Plus, you need to realize how much you are drinking because you might do something you might regret.  Respect them and you might have a nice talk with them.  You might learn something from them.  Of course, if they do something, you know when to put them in their place.  Remember this is your building but that does not give you the right to be a jerk.  They are there like you to enjoy the game.  I get it they are rivalries. Respect!

Out And About To See Another Team’s Fan

Here is the big one for me.  I had this happen to me yesterday (Saturday).  I walk into a place with my Chicago Cubs coat and Red Wings hat.  There was a Blackhawks fan shouts across the place saying “Detroit Sucks!”  I just ignored him and then he goes on to say, “you made my day bad now! Detroit Sucks!”  I get it they are a really good team and they are better than the Red Wings.  I just looked at him and said, “I am minding my own busy.”  He just left me alone.  I did not just walk in and say Red Wings Rule because then I am asking for it.  Those are the fans that put a bad name on fan bases.  Remember that, when you see a co-fan doing something, you might want to step in or say sorry for how that person acted.

In closing, I get it you are a fan of your team.  Congrats but there are a time in place for everything.  I love the passion of any fan for their team.  What I do not like are jerks killing my sports experience or to any fan. I love to see all ballparks in the MLB and that goes with NHL and NFL.  The big think you need to put this in mind.  If I pay money to come into your town, I am helping your team and your city.  In the end, we are here to enjoy the sports event and just respect each other to have some fun.  This is not to paint a cloud on any fan base. I am basing my experience on my experience. Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Sport Thought Monday Blog MLB Prediction


In this special sport thought blog, I am going to give my  thoughts on the upcoming season.   It will be a long one for me as a Cubs fan but I enjoy baseball and its rich history.  Here are my thoughts short and to the point.  It will be fun to see how this comes along through out this season.

AL East Winner

Toronto Blue Jays – It is simple.  The O’s and Rays will take a few steps back.  Red Soxes and Yankees are either hurt or rebuilding.  I do not see O’s still going on the run like they did last year.  I would not be shocked to see a few wild cards coming out of this part of the league.  Blue Jays did a few trades and rebuild that pitching relation.  It will be fun to watch this team raise up to where they were in my child hood.

AL Central Winner

Detroit Tigers – Why not?  This is a very sexy pick and I know just everyone in Detroit and outside are picking this team.  Great pitching and hitting.  Their defense is still under question but it will be fun to watch this team.  Indians were busy but I do not think they are good enough.  Royals are supposed to be good every year and I think they will fail like they normal do.  White Soxs and Twins are just bad.

AL West Winner

Texas Rangers – I still love this team even though they loss a few players to free agency.  I do not trust the Angels pitching but their line up and defense is pretty sick in a good way.  Oakland A’s like the O’s, they were lucky last year and I wish them the best of luck this upcoming season.  I just do not see them doing what they did last season.  They are a good team and Billy Bean always finds players to play over their limits.  Seattle will be pretty but how much.  Will it be enough to take over the two offense powers of the Rangers and Angels?  This is the toughest division in the league.

NL East

Washington Nationals – I am not a dumb person.  This team is stock with talent.  This is their year that they will make some noise even though it came one year sooner.  Their starting pitchers will pitch all year-long with no limits.  Defense and offense is sexy but do not forget about Braves.  Mets and Miami will be at the bottom.  The Philadelphia will be good but aging team.  You have ask how much do they have left in the tank.  They will make some noise.  I will not be shocked that two wild cards come out of this part of the league.

NL Central

Cincinnati Reds – I hate to say it.  I do not think they are really that good but this division just flat-out bad.  Cubs and Pirates will be fighting for the last spot.  Brewers and Cardinals will be fighting for second or third.  This is just a painful division from top to bottom.

NL West

San Francisco Giants – I really like this team to get to the playoffs again.  I know the Dodgers are good too.  They are just like the Blue Jays.  They made a ton of moves in the off season.  This is going to be fun to watch this shape up.

Wild Card Winners AL

LA Angels

Baltimore O’s

Wild Winners NL

Atlanta Braves

LA Dodgers

Sleeper Teams

Chicago Cubs

Kansas City Royals

World Series Match Up

Detroit Tigers

Washington Nationals

World Series Winner

Detroit Tigers

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter: @djweiser

Sports Thought Thursday Blog NFL Playoffs


In this Sports Thought Thursday, we are going to look at NFL playoffs of 2012.  It has been yet another exciting year for football.  Black Monday was interesting after the regular season was over.  Head coaches and general managers being fired from several different teams because they did not reach their goals of winning the Super Bowl. It is going to be exciting off season but it is time for some NFL Playoffs. Let us look at the teams and match ups in the playoffs.

AFC

Bengals vs Taxans

I am loving Bengals over the Taxans.  I just feel there is something wrong with Houston on their losing streak.  They came out strong at the beginning of the season and I believe the league has figured them out.  I would not be shock to see them win either.  Bengals finished the season strong and took care some of their demons.  I believe they will move on into the playoffs.

Win:  Bengals

Colts vs Ravens

This one is a tough one.  This game will feature the number one pick of this year’s draft and this is the first time that number one pick quarterback makes it to the playoffs in his rookie season.  He has been playing like a 3 to 4 year player.  Ravens defense is weak and Luck might pick them apart.  There are questions on their Offense like every year.  I will have to go with the Ravens and it is a shame to watch this amazing rookie season end.

Win:  Ravens

NFC

Vikings vs Packers

These teams will be playing back to back weeks.  That last game of the last week of the season was something else.  It was a great game.  This game comes down to how the weather is going to be like in Green Bay.  If it is like how it is this time of the year, this might be a simple pick.  However, it is not that easy, Green Bay taking a page from the past with their running game.  I just feel that Vikings have the upper hand on the running game.  I do not see a passing game on either side being effected in this game.  I love Vikings defense but did both teams show too much in their last two games.  I am leaning towards the Vikings but if it has to come down to the passing game.  Rogers is the man and I just feel Vikings’ quarterback will make some mistakes.

Win:  Packers

Seahawks vs Redskins

Here is a game that will be something else.  Two rookie quarterbacks are starting in this game that came out of this year’s draft.  Redskins and Seahawks both finished off strong.  However, Seahawks was just really bad but did Hawks turn around their season against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field, RG3 is now hurt and cannot run as well as he did in the beginning of the year.  I am liking Seahawks and I believe in their offense and defense.

Win:  Seahawks

AFC Divisional Champions

Bengals vs Broncos

Is there really a debate here?  This game has MVP of the league at QB and maybe the comeback player.  Broncos defense carried this team last season into the playoffs and now Manning is taking that to the Super Bowl.  Sorry Bengals, you had a great year.  I just cannot see you over take this Broncos team.

Win:  Broncos

Ravens vs Patriots

Just like the other game in the AFC, I just feel this game is going to be a lot closer then many of us believe.  Patriots offense is still there like it has in the past and they shown that against my Dolphins in the last game of the season.  Not many people remember Patriots had a ton of problems on defense.  Plus, many have forgotten that loss to the Cardinals.  Maybe they fixed their problems but I have a feeling it might show its ugly head again.  Ravens will find their offense and defense will look like they did in the past.    I have a feeling the Patriots will win but I really like the Ravens.

Win: Ravens

NFC Divisional Champions

Seahawks vs Falcons

I am going to ride the Hawks band wagon.  I believe their defense will stop the running and passing game from Falcons.  Falcons had a great year and they earn their number one seat.  I just have a feeling they will not slay their monkey on their back this season. They will be the same old Falcons.  I am going with their past history.

Win:  Seahawks

Packers vs 49ers

This one is pretty tough.  I will go with experience on this game.  49ers are starting a second year quarterback in the league and I just have a feeling he will show his nerves and inexperience.  Tom will make mistakes and the Packers will jump on them but they are home so he might be comfortable.  I hope for Jim that he picked the right quarterback.

Win:  Packers

AFC Champions

Ravens vs Broncos

I am loving the Broncos moving on to the Super Bowl over the Ravens.  Even if the Patriots make it here, I still will see Broncos move on to the Super Bowl.  This defense from Broncos will stop the Ravens offense.  I just can see this game being close but Manning driving with minutes left on the game for the win.

Win:  Broncos

NFC Champions

Seahawks vs Packers

This will be a fight and a very close game.  Green Bay is a team that runs through what Rogers can do on offense.  This is a tough pick.  I will have to go with my donated team this season.  I will go with Seahawks and I believe it will come down to a field goal.  Packers will loss it because of their inconstant kicker.  I just cannot believe they are still using him.  It will cost them a game.

Win: Seahawks

Super Bowl

Seahawks vs Broncos

Closing the season out, I am liking Seahawks for this reason their defense.  Manning has a Super Bowl experience and a win.  Manning will have problems with those corner backs of Hawks.  I just see him turning the ball over and their DL will cause a ton of problems for the Broncos OL.  I do not think that Broncos will have answers for Hawks offense and/or Russell Wilson, who should be rookie of the year.  Who knows what will happen?  Maybe Manning will show he can play in the big stage unlike he did his last time.  This will be a fight and a great game.  I am picking Seahawks.

Super Bowl Winner:  Seahawks

Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Blog World Series


In this sport blog, we are going to talk more baseball with the first pitch of World Series moments away.  Everyone has their picks on who they believe will win. It is taking until one hour to make my final on the SF Gaints against Detroit Tigers. If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, I did toss a thought out there when the MLB Playoffs started. It was Gaints against Tigers and I picked Giants to win it.

Match Ups

We will be watching two MVP and Cy Young winners.  Of course,  the Triple Crown winner, which it could have been two Triple Crown winners, if Milky did not tested positive. We are going to see great pitching and a ton of clutch hitting. You cannot count out either team. Let us break down by teams.

Detroit Tigers

This is the team that was picked to run away and hide from the rest of the AL Central teams. They came out very slow and fought to the end of the season to take down the Chicago White Soxs, who had a very impressive season. There starting pitching was hurt most of the year and bullpen is always on vacation. However, we have seem in the pasted it does not matter what you do during the regular season, it is what you do in the playoffs. This team is build for playoffs.

SF Giants

This is a team that came out strong and never really looked back. They loss their closer to season ending injury. Loss their left fielder to drug use, which he was leading in the batting title. They had a few kids come up and did awesome. Some of there older players playing a career performance. This team has been fighting all season with no believers asides the ones in SF area.

In closing, I will say I am a huge Cubs fan, which many of you know. Yes, I am from Michigan. With all that said, I am looking forward to epic World Series. I believe this will be one for the ages. I love journey both of these teams have took to get there. I am liking Giants to win the World Series. This is why. I love their clutch hitting, defense, and pitching. Tigers have too many question marks. Their bullpen is extremely shaking. I do not trust that dancing idiot. Defense has been great but it will show its ugly face soon. I am worried about Fister and Sanchez resting which is not a good thing for the type of pitchers they are. With that, Tigers want to win a World Series for their owner and manager, who might retired at the of this series. I would not be shocked if it happens.

I did say epic. Giants in seven games with a few extra innings. Detroit fans can thank Justin for showing off at allstar game to give Giants home field.

Cheers!

Bill Weiser

Email: djweiser13@comcast.net

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New Blog MLB Playoffs


In this blog, we are going to take a look at Major League Baseball. I have not done a non beer blog so I thought I would mix it up with some sports.  With all the bad things that has happen under Bud’s watch since he took over the commisnor role in MLB, he might have done something correct this year.  I am a huge Chicago Cubs fan so my baseball season was over before it started in 2012.  With the added Wild Card in both leagues, it added to drama for the last part of the season and it did suck me back into baseball world to watch the races. Most races came down to the last day of the seasona.  There were some great story lines.

Wild Card

The one day playoff games came from something that happened was the last three years where there was a 163rd game just to make it into the playoffs.  It just seems like every year St Louis Cardinals find there way into the playoffs playing in a really bad Division with two teams that are in the bottom five in the league.  During the National League Wild Card Game, there was a really bad call that caused Braves a chances to move on and a Legendary Career from Chipper Jones.  Was that really the case?  Braves infiled was one of the best in the league found a way to commit three errors during this game.  Go figure!  O course, one came from Chipper. Well at least he can end his career with a hit. These two games were not as excited as the nature 163rd did in the past but nice try Bud.

NLDCS And ALDCS

I believe this became the best situation that worked for Bud this time around.  All the match ups went to Game 5’s with the home team getting home field advantage.  Is this Wild Card Playoff working?  It kind makes it important to win the Divistion.  I would have to say yes it is working. Why don’t you ask the Oakland A’s that question?  The Tigers shut them down.  There stud ace and one of the best pitchers in the league came into their house had breakfast, lunch, and dinner. He pitched a complete four hitter. At least Washington is showing they can take control of their Home field with a walk off home run yesterday to send it to Game 5.  O’s are pushing the Yanks to Game 5 in New York.  The home teams hold their fate tonight at home.  We will see.

So far the Tigers and Giants could care they are moving on deeper into the playoffs. I believe the rest of the teams have that same thought pattern as long as they get to the next round to have a shot to play in the World Series. The really question is this. Is Bud a genius with his boys or did he really just get lucky on a wild pitch to the back stop to score a game winning run just to make the playoffs with everything that happen the last twenty years. Think about that one.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

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