Monday, October 4, 2010

This is Why I Don't Gamble

Well, I suppose every time I purchase a pack of sports cards I am gambling a little bit but that's besides the point. April 2nd of this year I offered my MLB predictions and boy did I screw this up. Let's take a look.

My 2010 MLB predictions are as follows.

AL East- Yankees
AL Central- White Sox
AL West- Angels
AL Wildcard- Red Sox

NL East- Phillies
NL Central- Cardinals
NL West- Rockies
NL Wildcard- Dodgers
World Series Match-up - Boston vs Phillies with Boston in 6

The only thing I got 100% correct was the Phillies winning the NL East. The Yankees made the post season but as the wild card.

I honestly didn't see the Braves giving it the run they did or the Rangers to skate in the AL West. My Chicago White Sox, on paper, looked like the team to beat but they never hit on all cylinders following the All-Star break.

What I really want at this point is to see something fresh for a World Series match-up. TV ratings and the suits at MLB be damned I am rooting for a small market and smaller market World Series in the Reds vs. the Rangers which is probably a pipe dream. While it's true that Bud and his cronies would much prefer to see the 1st and 4th largest markets in NY and Philly in a rematch, most of the rest of the country doesn't. So while there are certainly plenty of people in those respective metro markets, do they out weight the rest of the country? Perhaps.


Steve Gierman said...

My Cubs friend and I had this same discussion today. We both want to see a Reds/Rangers World Series because we haven't seen it before and the participants would be fresh.

Sooz said...

I don't understand your commentary. If the television ratings would be higher because with the Yankees and the Phillies are in the World Series, how does that mean most of the country wouldn't want to see that?

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