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100 Games Into the MLB Season

Sunday, July 22, 2018

I'll do this one last time at 120 games, here's the current 2018 MLB projection:

AL East
1. Boston 105
2. NYY 101
3. Tampa 82
4. Toronto
5. Baltimore

AL Central
1. Cleveland 93
2. Minn
3. Detroit
4. Chicago
5. KC

AL West
1. Houston 102
2. Seattle 90
3. Oakland 87
4. LAA
5. Texas

NL East
1. Philly 88
2. Atlanta 87
3. Wash 84
4. NYM
5. Miami

NL Central
1. Chicago 93
2. Milwaukee 88
3. StL 84
4. Pitt
5. Cin

NL West
1. LAD 90
2. Colo 85
3. Ariz 84
4. SFG 82
5. SD


Catchers:
1. JT Realmuto Mia 3.6
2. W.Contreras Chi 3.2
3. W.Ramos TB 2.7
4. B.Posey SFG 2.55
5. Y.Grandal LAD 2.35

First Base
1. F.Freeman Atl 4.95
2. P.Goldschmidt Ari 3.6
3. J.Aguilar Mil 3.45
4. J.Votto Cin 3.3
5. M.Muncy LAD 3.25

B.Belt SFG 2.95

Second Base
1. O.Albies Atl 4.1
2. J.Baez Chi 4.05
3. J.Altuve Hou 3.75
4. S.Gennett Cin 3.25
5. J.Lowrie Oak 3.05

J.Panik SFG  .7

Shortstop
1. F.Lindor Cle 5.5
2. A.Simmons LAA 3.6
3. M.Machado LAD 3.3
4. T.Turner WAsh 3.15
5. B.Crawford SFG 3.05

Third Base
1. J.Ramirez Cle 5.95
2. A.Bregman Hou 4.65
3. M.Carpenter StL 4.45
4. N.Arenado Col 4.35
5. M.Chapman Oak 4.05

E.Longoria SFG 0

Left Field
1. A.Benintendi Bos 3.25
2. E.Rosario Min 3.25
3. G.Stanton NYY 2.75
4. J.Upton LAA 2.7
5. C.Dickerson Pit 2.7

Center Field
1. M.Trout LAA 6.05
2. L.Cain Mil 4.2
3. S.Marte Pit 2.75
4. AJ Pollock Ari 2.45
5. L.Martin Det 2.3

G.Hernandez SFG .75

Right Field
1. M.Betts Bos 6.2
2. A.Judge NYY 5.05
3. N.Markakis Atl 3.5
4. M.Haniger Sea 3.4
5. G.Springer Hou 2.5

A.McCutchen SFG .95

DH
1. JD Martinez Bos 4.65
2. SS Choo Tex 3
3. N.Cruz Sea 2.3

Starting Pitchers
1. A.Nola Phi 5.65
2. J.DeGrom NYM 5.5
3. M.Scherzer Wash 5.2
4. C.Sale Bos 5.2
5. L.Severino NYY 4.75
6. J.Verlander Hou 4.4
7. B.Snell TB 4.15
8. C.Kluber Cle 4.15
9. T.Bauer Cle 4.05
10. K.Freeland Col 3.75

Relief Pitchers
1. C.Kimbrel Bos 2.9
2. B.Treinen Oak 2.8
3. S.Doolittle Wash 2.6
4. L.Trivino Oak 2.6
5. E.Diaz Sea 2.4

J.Cueto SFG 1.45
D.Rodriguez SFG 1.35
M.Bumgarner SFG 1.15
A.Suarez SFG .95
D.Holland SFG .85

T.Watson SFG 1.65
R.Moronta SFG 1.65
W.Smith SFG 1.05
 











Athlete of the Month, July 2018

Monday, July 16, 2018


 Kylian Mbappe.  Runners-up: Angelique Kerber, Luka Modric,  Novak Djokovic

7 months down.  5 left.  Who will be 2018 Athlete of the Year?

     January: Nick Foles
     February: Yuzuru Hanyu
     March: Azura Stevens
     April: Arike Ogunbowale
     May: LeBron James
     June: Kevin Durant

     July: Kylian Mbappe

The 125 Best Matches in WWF/WWE History

Wednesday, July 4, 2018



I'm an old, so I've seen every significant match of the Wrestlemania Era in real time; I think that's important, quality is relative to to the time period in which matches take place, and having an appreciation of that when you weren't there is really hard when it comes to thinking about wrestling.

With that said...here are the best 125 matches in WWF/WWE history.  Times are approximate, ratings are mine.

Last 5 Out:

130. Mar, 2019 Fastlane: WWE Title: Daniel Bryan d. Kevin Owens, Mustafa Ali (19 min) 4.25

129. January, 2019 NXT UK Takeover: UK Title: Pete Dunne d. Joe Coffey (34 min) 4.25

128. January, 2018 NXT Takeover: Philadelphia: Extreme Rules: Aleister Black d. Adam Cole (22 min 4.25

127. September, 2018: Hell in a Cell: (show name) WWE Title: AJ Styles d. Samoa Joe (19 min) 4.25

126. November, 2018: NXT UK: NXT UK Title: Pete Dunne d. Jordan Devlin (15 min) 4.25

Top 125

125. October, 2002 Smackdown: Edge d. Kurt Angle (23 min) 4.25

124. September, 1997 Ground Zero: In Your House: Shawn Michaels draw Undertaker (16:30) 4.25

123. January, 2017 UK Championship Tournament Final: Tyler Bate d. Pete Dunne (15 min) 4.25

122. September, 2018 Hell in a Cell (show name) RAW Tag Titles: Dolph Ziggler/Drew McIntyre d. Dean Ambrose/Seth Rollins (25 min) 4.25

121. May, 2006 Judgment Day: Chris Benoit d. Fit Finlay (21 min) 4.25

120. August, 2018 205 Live: Hideo Itami d. Mustafa Ali (16:30) 4.25

119. February, 2018 205 Live: Roderick Strong d. Hideo Itami (17 min) 4.25

118. October, 2018 Evolution: Smackdown Women's Title: Last Woman Standing Becky Lynch d. Charlotte Flair (28:30) 4.25

117. October, 2015 NXT Takeover Respect: NXT Women's Title: Iron Man Match: Bayley d. Sasha Banks (30 min) 4.25 

116. October, 2018 Super Show-Down: WWE Title: AJ Styles d. Samoa Joe (24 min) 4.25

115. May, 2018 205 Live: Cedric Alexander d. Buddy Murphy (20 min) 4.25

114. June, 2018 UK Championship Tournament: UK Title: Pete Dunne d. Zack Gibson (18 min) 4.25

113. July, 1992: Smack ‘Em, Whack ‘Em: Ladder Match: IC Title: Bret Hart d. Shawn Michaels (14 min) 4.25

112. January, 2019: NXT UK Takeover: NXT UK Tag Titles: Zack Gibson/James Drake d. Moustache Mountain (24 min) 4.25

111. August, 2014 RAW: Falls Count Anywhere: Seth Rollins d. Dean Ambrose (16:30) 4.25

110. June, 2014 Payback: Falls Count Anywhere: John Cena d. Bray Wyatt (24:30) 4.25

109. February, 2013 RAW: John Cena d. CM Punk (26:30) 4.25

108. July, 2013: Money In the Bank: Money In the Bank Match: Damien Sandow d. Antonio Cesaro, Dean Ambrose, Cody Rhodes, Jack Swagger, Wade Barrett, Fandango (16:30) 4.25

107. February, 2011 Elimination Chamber: Elimination Chamber Match: World Title: Edge d. Rey Mysterio, Drew McIntyre, Wade Barrett, Kane, Big Show (31:30) 4.25

106. February, 2013 Elimination Chamber: Elimination Chamber Match: Jack Swagger d. Daniel Bryan, Chris Jericho, Randy Orton, Mark Henry, Kane (31:30) 4.25

105. February, 2017 Elimination Chamber: Elimination Chamber Match: WWE Title: Bray Wyatt d. John Cena, AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose, The Miz, Baron Corbin (34:30) (switch) 4.25

104. February, 2015 NXT Takeover: Rival: NXT Championship: Kevin Owens d. Sami Zayn (switch) (23:30) 4.25

103. July, 1995: In Your House 2: The Lumberjacks: IC Title: Shawn Michaels d. Jeff Jarrett (switch) (20 min) 4.25

102. September, 2018 NXT: Title vs. Title: Pete Dunne draw Ricochet (22 min) 4.25

101. January, 1994 Wrestlefest: Bret Hart/Owen Hart draw Steiner Brothers  (25 min) 4.25

100. August, 2011 SummerSlam: No Holds Barred: World Title: Randy Orton d. Christian (switch) (23:30) 4.25

99. January, 2016 Royal Rumble: Last Man Standing: IC Title: Dean Ambrose d. Kevin Owens (21 min) 4.25

98. September, 2016 Backlash: WWE Title: AJ Styles d. Dean Ambrose (25 min) 4.25

97. May, 2002 Judgment Day: Hair vs. Hair: Edge d. Kurt Angle (15:30) 4.25

96. November, 2018 Survivor Series: Brock Lesnar d. Daniel Bryan (18:30) 4.25

95. December, 1995 In Your House 5: Seasons Beatings: WWF Title Bret Hart d. British Bulldog (21 min) 4.25

94. November, 2017 NXT Takeover: War Games: War Games Match: Undisputed Era (O’Reilly/Cole/Fish) d. Sanity (Wolfe, Young, Dain), Authors of Pain (36:30) 4.25

93. April, 2017 NXT Takeover: Orlando: Elimination Match: NXT Tag Titles: Authors of Pain d. Revival, DIY (Gargano/Ciampa) (24 min) 4.25

92. November, 1992 Survivor Series: WWF Title: Bret Hart d. Shawn Michaels (26:30) 4.25

91. February, 2004 No Way Out: WWE Title: Eddie Guerrero d. Brock Lesnar (switch) (30 min) 4.25

90. September, 2016 Cruiserweight Classic: TJ Perkins d. Kota Ibushi (15 min) 4.25

89. November, 2016 NXT Takeover: Toronto: NXT Title Samoa Joe d. Shinsuke Nakamura (switch) (20 min) 4.25

88. September, 2003 Smackdown: Iron Man Match: WWE Title: Brock Lesnar d. Kurt Angle (switch) (60 min) 4.25

87. July, 2015 RAW: US Title: John Cena d. Antonio Cesaro (30 min) 4.25

86. August, 2017 Summer Slam: Universal Title: Brock Lesnar d. Samoa Joe, Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman (21 min) 4.25

85. June, 2017 Money in the Bank: Money in the Bank Match: Baron Corbin d. Shinsuke Nakamura, AJ Styles, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, Dolph Ziggler (30 min) 4.25

84. February, 2019 Elimination Chamber: Elimination Chamber Match: WWE Title: Daniel Bryan  d. AJ Styles, Jeff Hardy, Kofi Kingston, Randy Orton, and Samoa Joe (36:30) 4.25

83. June, 2018 NXT Takeover: Chicago: NXT Tag Titles: Kyle O’Reilly/Roderick Strong d. Orny Lorcan/Danny Burch (16 min)

82. September, 2018 205 Live: Cruiserweight Title: Cedric Alexander d. Drew Gulak (22:30) 4.25

81. October, 2018 205 Live: Falls Count Anywhere: Mustafa Ali d. Hideo Itami (15:30) 4.25

80. December, 2018 TLC: WWE Title: Daniel Bryan d. AJ Styles (24 min) 4.25

79. March, 2019 NXT: DIY (Gargano/Ciampa) d. Undisputed Era (Fish/O'Reilly) (14 min) 425

78. May, 1998 Over the Edge: In Your House: Falls Count Anywhere: WWF Title: Steve Austin d. Dude Love (22:30) 4.25

77. August, 2009 Summer Slam: TLC Match: World Title: CM Punk d. Jeff Hardy (switch) (21:30) 4.25

76. August, 2013 Summer Slam: WWE Title: Daniel Bryan d. John Cena (switch) (27 min) 4.25

75. August, 1991 Summer Slam: IC Title: Bret Hart d. Mr. Perfect (switch) (18 min) 4.25

74. October, 2008 No Mercy: Ladder Match: World Title: Chris Jericho d. Shawn Michaels (22:30) 4.25

73. June, 1998 King of the Ring: Hell in a Cell: Undertaker d. Mankind (17 min) 4.25

72. June, 2001 King of the Ring: Street Fight: Kurt Angle d. Shane McMahon (26 min) 4.25

71. April, 1992 Wrestlemania 8: WWF Title: Randy Savage d. Ric Flair (switch) (18 min) 4.25

70. June, 2001 RAW: Cage Match: Kurt Angle d. Chris Benoit (14:30) 4.25

69. May, 2001 Smackdown: WWF Title: Steve Austin d. Chris Benoit (19:30) 4.25

68. August, 2016 Cruiserweight Classic: Kota Ibushi d. Brian Kendrick (14 min) 4.25

67. December, 2015 TLC: Tables, Ladders &Chairs: Ladder Match: WWE Tag Titles: New Day d. Usos, Lucha Dragons (17:30) 4.25

66. October, 2017 Hell in a Cell: Hell in a Cell Match: Smackdown Tag Titles: Usos d. New Day (switch) (22 min) 4.25

65. February, 1997 In Your House 13: Final Four: Elimination Match: WWF Title: Bret Hart d. Steve Austin, Vader, Undertaker (24 min) 4.25

64. June, 2018 UK Championship Tournament: British Strong Style (Bate/Seven/Dunne) d. Undisputed Era (O’Reilly/Strong/Cole) (12:30) 4.25

63. June, 2018 205 Live: No DQ: Mustafa Ali d. Buddy Murphy (22:30) 4.25

62. November, 2017 Survivor Series: Champion vs. Champion: Brock Lesnar d. AJ Styles (15:30) 4.25

61. August, 2016 Cruiserweight Classic: Gran Metalik d. Akira Tozawa (16 min) 4.25

60. November, 2018: NXT Takeover: War Games: Aleister Black d. Johnny Gargano (18 min) 4.25

59. July, 1997 In Your House 16: Canadian Stampede Bret Hart/Owen Hart/Brian Pillman/Davey Boy Smith/Jim Neidhart d. Steve Austin/Ken Shamrock/Goldust/Legion of Doom (24:30) 4.25

58. December, 2017 NXT: Pete Dunne d. Tyler Bate (23 min) 4.25

57. December, 2014 NXT Takeover: R Evolution: NXT Title vs. Career: Sami Zayn d. Adrian Neville (switch) (23:30) 4.25

56. May, 2016 Extreme Rules: IC Title: Miz d. Cesaro, Owens, Zayn (18:30) 4.25

55. July, 2016 Battleground: Sami Zayn d. Kevin Owens (18:30) 4.25

54. May, 2001 RAW: WWF Tags: Chris Benoit/Chris Jericho d. Steve Austin/HHH (14 min) (switch) 4.25

53. August, 2016: SummerSlam: AJ Styles d. John Cena (23 min) 4.25

52. Jan, 2017: Royal Rumble: WWE Title: John Cena d. AJ Styles (switch) (24 min) 4.25

51. May, 2001 Smackdown: WWF Tag Titles: TLC: Chris Benoit/Chris Jericho d. Hardys,Dudleys,Edge &Christian (21 min) (switch) 4.25

50. April 2000 Wrestlemania 16: Ladder Match: WWF Tag Titles: Edge/Christian d. Hardys, Dudleys (switch) (22:30) 4.25

49. August, 2016 Cruiserweight Classic: Kota Ibushi d. Cedric Alexander (15 min) 4.25

48. May, 2017 UK Championship: Tyler Bate d. Mark Andrews (22:30) 4.25

47. October, 2018 NXT North American Title: Ricochet d. Pete Dunne , Adam Cole (NXT, Oct) 4 1/4

46. August, 2013 SummerSlam: No DQ: Brock Lesnar d. CM Punk (25 min) 4.25

45. January, 2001 Royal Rumble: Ladder: IC Title: Chris Jericho d. Chris Benoit (18:30) (switch) 4.25

44. February, 2000 No Way Out: Hell in a Cell: Title vs. Career: HHH v. Cactus Jack (24 min) 4.25

43. January, 2000 Royal Rumble: Street Fight: WWF Title HHH d. Cactus Jack (27 min) 4.25

42. November, 2018: NXT Takeover: War Games: NXT Title: Tommaso Ciampa d. Velveteen Dream (22:30) 4.5

41. December, 2006 Armageddon: Ladder Match: Tag Title: Brian Kendrick/Paul London d., Hardys, MNM, Regal/Taylor (20 min) 4.5

40. October, 1999 No Mercy: Ladder Match: Hardys d. Edge/Christian (16:30) 4.5

39. January, 2019 NXT Takeover Phoenix NXT Tag Titles: War Raiders d. Undisputed Era (17 min) 4.5

38. August, 2018 NXT Takeover:Brooklyn Undisputed Era (O'Reilly/Strong) d. Mustache Mountain (Bate/Seven) (18min) 4.5 

37. November, 2016 NXT Takeover: Toronto: 2 of 3 Falls: NXT Tag Titles: DIY (Gargano/Ciampa) d. Revival (Dash/Dawson) (22:30) 4.5 (switch)

36. July, 2018 NXT: NXT Tag Titles: Undisputed Era (O'Reilly/Strong) d. Mustache Mountain (Bate/Seven) (17:30) 4.5 (switch)

35. May, 2017 NXT Takeover: Chicago: UK Title: Pete Dunne d. Tyler Bate (switch) (15:30) 4.5

34. June, 2018 NXT Takeover: Chicago II: Chicago Street Fight: Tommaso Ciampa d. Johnny Gargano (35:30) 4.5

33. May, 2012 Over the Limit: WWE Title: CM Punk d. Daniel Bryan (24 min) 4.5

32. August, 1995 Summer Slam: Ladder Match: IC Title: Shawn Michaels d. Razor Ramon (25 min) 4.5

31. April, 1996: In Your House 7: Good Friends, Better Enemies: No Holds Barred: WWF Title: Shawn Michaels d. Diesel (18 min) 4.5

30. October, 2002 No Mercy: WWE Tag Titles: Chris Benoit/Kurt Angle d. Edge/Rey Mysterio (22 min) 4.5

29. April, 2004 Backlash: World Title: Chris Benoit d. Shawn Michaels, HHH (30 min) 4.5

28. July, 2011 Money in the Bank: WWE Title: CM Punk d. John Cena (switch) (33 min) 4.5

27. February, 2014 NXT Arrival: Cesaro d. Sami Zayn (23 min) 4.5

26. February, 2001 No Way Out: 2 of 3 Falls: HHH d. Steve Austin (39:30) 4.5

25. April, 2018 NXT Takeover: New Orleans: Unsanctioned: Johnny Gargano d. Tommaso Ciampa (37 min) 4.5

24. April, 2009 Wrestlemania 25: Undertaker d. Shawn Michaels (30:30) 4.5

23. October, 1997 Badd Blood: In Your House: Hell in a Cell: Shawn Michaels d. Undertaker (30 min) 4.5

22. June, 2005 Vengeance: Shawn Michaels d. Kurt Angle (26 min) 4.5

21. April, 2005 Wrestlemania 21: Kurt Angle d. Shawn Michaels (27:30) 4.5

20. March, 1996 Wrestlemania 12: Iron Man Match: WWF Title: Shawn Michaels d. Bret Hart (switch) (64 min) 4.5

19. April, 2016 NXT Takeover: Dallas Shinsuke Nakamura d. Sami Zayn (20 min) 4.5

18. August, 2000 Summer Slam: TLC: WWF Tags: Edge/Christian d. Dudleys, Hardys (15 min) 4.5

17. March, 2004 Wrestlemania 20: WWF Title: Chris Benoit d. Shawn Michaels, HHH (switch) (25 min) 4.5

16. April, 2001 Wrestlemania 17: TLC: WWF Tags: Edge/Christian d. Hardys, Dudleys (switch) (16 min) 4.5

15.  January, 2015 Royal Rumble: WWE Title: Brock Lesnar d. Seth Rollins, John Cena (22:30) 4.5

14. August, 1992 Summer Slam: IC Title: British Bulldog d. Bret Hart (switch) (25:30) 4.75

13. March, 1987 Wrestlemania 3: IC Title: Ricky Steamboat d. Randy Savage (switch) (14:30) 4.75

12. September, 1996 In Your House 10: Mind Games WWF Title: Shawn Michaels d. Mankind (26:30) 4.75

11. August, 1994 Summer Slam: Cage Match: WWF Title: Bret Hart d. Owen Hart (32:30) 4.75

10. April, 2018 NXT Takeover: New Orleans: Ladder Match: NXT North American Title: Adam Cole d. Ricochet, EC3, Lars Sullivan, Velveteen Dream, Killian Dain (31:30) 4.75

9. August, 2018 NXT Brooklyn: NXT North American Title: Ricochet d. Adam Cole (15:30) 4.75

8. January, 2019 NXT Phoenix NXT North American Title: Johnny Gargano d. Ricochet (23:30) 4.75

7. August, 2018 NXT Brooklyn: NXT Title: Last Man Standing: Tommaso Ciampa d. Johnny Gargano (33:30) 4.75

6. March, 1997 Wrestlemania 13: Submission Match: Bret Hart d. Steve Austin (22 min) 4.75

5. November, 1996 Survivor Series: Bret Hart d. Steve Austin (24:30) 4.75

4. January, 2003 Royal Rumble: WWE Title: Kurt Angle d. Chris Benoit (20 min) 5

3. March, 1994 Wrestlemania 10: Owen Hart d. Bret Hart (20:30) 5

2. March, 1994 Wrestlemania 10: Ladder Match: IC Title: Razor Ramon d. Shawn Michaels (switch) (19 min) 5

1. January, 2018 NXT Takeover: Philadelphia: NXT Title: Andrade Cien Almas d. Johnny Gargano (32:30) 5

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