Monday, October 1, 2007
What I Said About the MLB Postseason Before the Season
So, let's revisit my playoff picks from my billion-word baseball preview back in March:
American League Division Winners: Red Sox, Indians, Angels
National League Division Winners: Mets, Cubs, Diamondbacks
Hey, 5 for 6! It would've been a clean sweep if not for...wait...too soon, Mets fans?
Anyways, I'm especially proud of my Indians/D'Backs daily double as NO ONE was picking either of these teams before the season. The Red Sox, Cubs and Angels were slam dunks, so my gloating for those three will be minimal.
American League Wildcard: Yankees
National League Wildcard: Dodgers
This one's win-win from where I sit. The Yankees won the wildcard, while the Dodgers collectively crapped the bed from August to the end of the season. The cataclysmic collapse of their clubhouse (veterans vs. rookies) and the familiar mismanagement stylings of Grady Little ensured another offseason of uncertainty for my 3rd or 4th least favorite team.
American League Division Series: Red Sox over Angels, Indians over Yankees
Again, these were my picks from before the season started. Today, I still stand by the Red Sox topping the Angels (in four). As for the Yankees/Injuns, I'll live with what I wrote six months ago, but it wouldn't surprise me to see Cleveland defeated.
National League Division Series: Mets over Dodgers, Diamondbacks over Cubs
AND, I called three of the four actual Division Series match-ups?! Has this ever happened before? No, no...don't look it up. Let's assume it hasn't. I'm still confident in my D'Backs pick (in four). They're a terrific young team that most of you have never heard of (pfft...east coast).
As for the other game...if the Padres win tonight, bet the Phillies in the NLDS. If the Rockies win, they'll take down Philadelphia.
Do it for the Mets fans, Colorado. Do it for them.