"I'm what the world considers to be a phenomenally successful man. And I've failed much more than I've succeeded. And each time I fail, I get my people together, and I say, "Where are we going?" And it starts to get better." - Calvin Trager
Monday, October 02, 2006 Yankees win. Tha-a-a-a-a-a Yankees win!
Sometimes I don't post because nothing much is happening in my life and nothing much is happening that I feel like shooting my mouth (or keyboard) offf about. Then there are times where lots is happening ... but I don't post because I'm swamped and haven't had the time.
Well -- lots has been happening. And I hate the times so much that I do have time and nothing to write about that I'm going to make the time this week. So, I'm going to post daily this week and that will also break things up a little bit so you're not reading one long brain- and life-dump.
Where to start? Not with anything deeply philosophical or theological ... but with the one thing to write about on October 2 - baseball.
The stiff breeze in St. Louis today is the whole city breathing a sigh of relief that the Cardinals didn't finish what would have been the worst collapse in baseball history (losing an 8 game lead in two weeks). The next breeze will be San Diego blowing them out of the NL playoffs. With that, here are my fearless, fairly unoriginal and utterly worthless predictions for the baseball playoffs:
In the National League:
San Diego over St. Louis in 3 Los Angeles over New York in 5
In the American League
Yankees over Detroit in 4 Minnesota over Oakland in 5
Championship Series LA over San Diego in 6 Yankees over Minnesota in 5
An old-time Dodgers-Yankees World Series. First time for the Dodgers in the Series since the Kirk Gibson/Orel Hershiser series of 1988. That's great. It will give me a chance to revert to my Dodgers fandom of my childhood ... and be crushed when the Yankees win in 5.
Now ... that's what I think is going to happen. What I would love to see happen (given that I can't pick the Cardinals to do anything with a straight face) is for the Twins to upset the Yankees -- and they are the team that has the best shot at doing it. But they need someone other than Santana to pitch well... and they need body parts to start falling off Yankees.
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