Monday, March 21, 2011

2011 Irascible Baseball Preview


Recently on the ESPN Baseball Today Podcast Eric Karabell and Company told an English potential fan to root for the White Sox. We of course welcome this fan and I have offered to take this new White Sox fan around Chicago if he ever comes to Chicago. But as the White Sox Poet Laureate it is my duty to keep poetry and the White Sox in check. So now we must preview the 2011 season with a dry eye remembering that there are no more dastardly words than Cubs Win or Twins Win Again.
As we look at 2011 however here are my Irascible Predictions. Invite comment but know that any Cubs propaganda will be deleted. Twins' propaganda is welcomed but will be refuted.
Lets start with the National League
2011 was a good year for the small ballers. I think that 2011 however will be a different year for many reasons.
In the NL East I think that it will be a two team race. The Braves and the Phillies will fight it out until the end. I think that the Mets turmoils will become acute and the team will be sold by September. Florida will face in the humidity.
The NL Central will be moribund. I think that the Cardinals, Reds and Astros will stumble through the summer. The Cubs will lose 95 games and the Brewers will be the biggest disappointment as there risk on Zack Grenke will result in nothing.
The NL West will be all Giants all the time. I think that the Dodgers troubles and the fact that Don Mattingly will fail as manager results in a boring summer with the Giant's repeating.
Now on the Major Leagues
In the American League East I think that the Red Sox will run away with the division. The Yankees are too old and have no pitching and Tampa will not do much. Look for the Blue Jays to have a good year winning at least 87 games and watch for the Orioles. Buck Showalter is a good manager and he will do something for the O's.
The AL Central will be a death cage match. The Twins, Tigers, and White Sox will fight it out all summer in a death spiral. The Royals will win 83 games and the Indians will lose 100 games. I do think that the White Sox will win out but I think it goes 158 games and the three division leaders will tear each other apart. Our Sox win it with 90 wins.
In the AL West this is Oakland's year. Their pitching looks good. Now if they could just fill up there stadium. I wish the A's (or Ray's) would move to New Jersey they would fill up stadiums there and would be welcomed.
In the playoffs I see in the NL
Philadelphia
Atlanta
St Louis
San Francisco
NLCS Philadelphia over San Francisco
In the Playoffs I see in the AL
Boston
Tampa
Chicago
Oakland
ALCS
Boston over Chicago
World Series Philadelphia over Boston
Happy Spring.....

2 comments:

zocy said...

A man was sentenced to 12 years chanel bags in prison rather boring. One day he found an ant actually understand him,They begin Chanel Handbags to train it. A few years later, the ant will Chanel Wallets not only inverted, but also Chanel Barrette tumble,That he was quite proud of. At last he was Chanel Belts released from prison,The first thing is Chanel Boots to run the bar, ready to show off his magic bird ant.He Chanel Bracelets told the bartender ordered a glass of beer, and Chanel Bracelets then the ants come out of his pocket on Chanel Brooch the table,The bartender Chanel Earrings says: "Look at the ant ......"That bartender over, one Chanel Hats will immediately shot dead ants,Then Chanel Jewelry I am sorry to say to
Chanel Necklaces him: "I'm sorry, I'll give you for a cup of Chanel Pendant the new!"

qifei2012 said...

Conversely, Master of science will need many very helpful characteristics and supply much more older uses in which buyers may have learned and we will participate in much in the favor office 2010. Microsoft's announcement of their cloud-based bedrooms are definitely more on the ideal go Office 2010 key. The idea prone to jump in the 'microsoft' reasoning may possibly generate a intense fight between the 2 businesses, that are fitted with sturdy competitiveness within windows, operating systems and appearance motors in concert Office 2010 download. Microsoft office 2010 download