Monday, March 24, 2008

The ONLY Major League Baseball Preview You Need to Read


I received an e-mail from That East Coast Bias Guy a few weeks ago, asking if I'd be interested in participating in the baseball preview over at Tailgate Crashers.

In 2006, I coordinated their preview write-up…and correctly predicted the St. Louis Cardinals would win The World Series. In 2007, I wrote my own preseason piece…and correctly predicted the Boston Red Sox would win The World Series. Pretty sure I'm the only analyst (and guaranteed to be the only Black one) that hit the WS winner two years running.

Now, with that bit of self-congratulatory backslapping claptrap out of the way, I have to direct y'all to my old employer – where you'll find a week-long preview of the 2008 Major League Baseball season. We've resurrected the "25 Questions" feature where the most anticipated queries are answered (spread over the next five days), there are individual division-by-division write-ups and – later this week – we'll have our division winners and World Series predictions (although, consider mine a "proclamation").

Do I like the Johan Metropolitans? Maybe the DoucheSox will repeat? How 'bout the Indians or Tigers or Yankees? Keep checking in all week at Tailgate Crashers, wait for my pick, place your bet and then get rich.

9 comments:

NY jon said...

Great stuff on the preview, guys. However I have to take issue with Tom's prediction for the Yankees. The *OVER* on 94 wins?! No way. They're my team and even I think they're on the downturn. IF they stay healthy, I might be able to see it, but by and largre this is an old team and old teams don't get better or stay healthy. Take the under.

that mexican guy said...

Jesus, Tailgate Crashers: Enough 1986 neon green, already! It's like the face of my Swatch blew up or something.

Good read, btw. Two bones of contention, though:

1.) The super nachos at Petco can't carry the the cholestorol of the 12 oz. "Slugger" hot dog at Randy Jones' BBQ. $5.75 for a regulation Little League bat made of beef in a bun? Sold.

2.) No way you take the under on the Orioles. They're going to be bad, but the under is 100-loss territory and I think they'll push 66-70 by accident with Markakis, Adam Jones and Brian Roberts.

That Bootleg Guy said...

NY Jon: Gotta say I'm with you on this one. NYY looks like an 88-win team and that's if a lot of things break right. 81-84 wins would not surprise me in the least and I really wonder how Girardi's dictatorial schtick will play in August, as opposed to March.

Mex: That slugger dog is NOT 12 ounces of meat, son. Even if it was, it couldn't compare to the fucking metric TON of ground beef, cheese, guac and jalapenos on the nachos. Is your position tied to your tired "nachos are NOT mexican food" ethnic whine?

Anonymous said...

How do you not weigh 300 lbs., Cam?

Fun preview stuff. Although your Arizona blowjob omitted your usual bashing of Eric Byrnes. Have you learned to love him?

Your bashing of Barry Zito more than made up for it, though.

whiny A's fan said...

Wahh! My A's have to play in Japan?

Wahh! Zito left!

That Bootleg Guy said...

Pshh. I was *ecstatic* that Zito left. Not so much about the A's playing in Japan. That's 50%, whiny, so you get an F.

Tom said...

TBG: My defense of the Yankees is: they've been a 93+ win team the last two years after 15-30 starts and 10 game slides. I don't think they're going to do that this season.

However, NEXT year when they realize that they have 40 year olds one year deep into a 4 year deal... that's a different story.

TMG: Winning by mistake would also mean that one of their starters happens to have a good day at the same time. That's a lot of cosmic rays lining up at the same time.

whiny a's fan said...

Wahh! The A's have an Asian catcher who stole a base in Japan.

It's like the old proverb "if an asian catcher steals a base in Japan at 700AM does it count?"

I read that on the back of fortune cookie.

#1 blue jean. Tom Cruise. America. nintendo Wii. Hot dogs.

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