Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Let’s see how my predictions were
I am a notoriously bad predictor… but that doesn’t stop me from making them.
On March 31, I made my official picks.
Let’s compare them to reality.
AL EAST PICK: Boston Red Sox
ACTUAL AL EAST CHAMP: Tampa Bay Rays
Oh yeah… like YOU picked them!
AL CENTRAL PICK: Cleveland Indians
ACTUAL AL CENTRAL CHAMP: Winner of today’s Minnesota/Chicago game.
Like the rest of the planet Earth, I saw the Indians as a rising team, the Twins as
a rebuilding team and the White Sox in flux. Who knew?
AL WEST PICK: Seattle Mariners
ACTUAL AL WEST CHAMP: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
WHOOPS! I thought the injuries to Escobar and Lackey would cripple the team… not
lead them to 100 wins.
Nor did I think the Mariners would implode and finish a mere 39 games behind the
AL WILD CARD PICK: New York Yankees
ACTUAL AL WILD CARD: Boston Red Sox
I said the Yankees would win 90-92 games. They won 89. Not too shabby.
NL EAST PICK: New York Mets
ACTUAL NL EAST CHAMP: Philadelphia Phillies
The fact that they collapsed two straight Septembers is truly amazing.
NL CENTRAL PICK: Chicago Cubs
ACTUAL NL CENTRAL CHAMP: Chicago Cubs
HEY!!!! I GOT ONE!!!!
NL WEST PICK: Los Angeles Dodgers
ACTUAL NL WEST CHAMP: Los Angeles Dodgers
HEY!!!! I GOT TWO!!!
NL WILD CARD PICK: Arizona Diamondbacks
ACTUAL NL WILD CARD: Milwaukee Brewers
The still must be rough for Mets fans to read that.
But this is why I don’t bet…