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The 7 - Baseball - Phil Mickelson Picks, 2004 Edition
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#1 Posted on 1.4.04 1434.14
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You can find last year's results here (The W) and watch as I predict the Marlins at 100-1 and then fail to act upon that knowledge.

From that thread, the gist of this is: Phil Mickelson, pro golfer, is a big-time gambler. His usual strategy is to bet on utterly random teams to win in the NFL every year, in the hopes that they will pay off big. He won BIG money two years in a row with St. Louis and Baltimore, ergo the strategy has some merit.

So, without further adieu, it's time to pick your World Series, WITHOUT picking one of the preseason "favourites."


This year I'll take the Padres at 20:1 and for my totally out there one I'll go with Cleveland at 150:1.
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#2 Posted on 1.4.04 1520.10
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Mild Dark Horse (e.g. any team not named the Yankees, Cubs or Red Sox): Anaheim at 7:1

Hot Dark Horse: Mets at 35:1

Three Mile Island Extra Spicy Picante Dark Horse: Cincinnati at 150:1
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#3 Posted on 1.4.04 1800.41
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This year, let's go with the Mets at the aforementioned 35:1 and the (oh, why not) Devil Rays at 200:1!
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#4 Posted on 1.4.04 2040.40
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I had someone drop a few for me in Vegas last week for Boston at 5:2, so I'll go with that. Last time I had someone do this for me, I had the New York Giants at 50:1 in the year they lost the Super Bowl to Baltimore. RSN was not a happy person that day.
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#5 Posted on 1.4.04 2146.19
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I'll take Toronto and San Diego
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#6 Posted on 2.4.04 0209.14
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Just because everyone else sez San Diego, I have to be different and ride the Baby 'Backs to the Series.

Where they'll do the jay-oh-bee to the Royals.

That Mickelson-esque enough?
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#7 Posted on 2.4.04 1524.33
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Why not? I'll pick the Orioles and the Pirates.

Where are you guys pulling these odds from, btw?

(edited by VanillaSky on 2.4.04 1725)
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#8 Posted on 2.4.04 1552.42
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I'll take the Royals and the Cardinals in a 1985 Redux - "Where it all begins... AGAIN! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
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#9 Posted on 2.4.04 1703.12
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Oh, I just made mine up. No idea for everyone else.
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#10 Posted on 3.4.04 1933.59
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I will take the Colorado Rockies and the Texas Rangers.
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#11 Posted on 5.4.04 1035.55
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    Originally posted by VanillaSky
    Why not? I'll pick the Orioles and the Pirates.

    Where are you guys pulling these odds from, btw?

    (edited by VanillaSky on 2.4.04 1725)

I pulled these odds off of vegas.com (vegas.com)
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#12 Posted on 5.4.04 1139.13
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I'll go Orioles and Cardinals. Two teams not even mentioned because of two bigger teams ahead of them, but both have some good finances.
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#13 Posted on 8.4.04 1304.34
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I got the Marlins repeating over the Twins.
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