Before the playoffs, I made some predictions. Here's how they fared:
Padres vs. Cardinals: Cardinals in 1.
The Cardinals are going to win the first game 23-1. The Padres will
concede the rest of the series and apoligize for even being in the
playoffs with an 82-80 record.
Result: Amazingly enough, this actually happened. I was spot on.
Astros and Braves: Astros in 4.
The Braves, too, will apoligize for continuing to win the National
League East. Roger Clemens will nail Chipper Jones in the face
intentially, ruining a division series perfect game but then get the
next guy to preserve the no-hitter. Clemens will use age and dementia
as an excuse for the wayward 97MPH fastball. Nobody buys it. Doesn't
matter... everyone's tired of the Braves anyway.
Status: I called this one. 'Stros in four. No face knocking, though, but Clemens did come up big in the last game, making up for his first effort.
Yanks and Angels: Angels in 5.
Garret Anderson will drive in 10 runs. Still, he will be drafted in
the 12th round of most fantasy leagues next year. He will legally
change his name to "No respect." Arod will go another year without a
ring. Yankee stadium will be packed with fans who got corporate seats
and have never been to a baseball game before. They'll wonder why that
Ruth fellow isn't playing. Mariano Rivera will not give up a run in
his 5 appearences. Neither will K-Rod.
Status: Called this one, too! I was off, though. Garret only drove in 7, but still lead the team. No one could have called Bengie Molina, though. K-rod gave up runs and so did Mariano.
Sox vs. Sox: Red Sox in 4.
Podsednick will steal 8 bases in the series. Both teams will
combine for more than 8 runs in every game. Red Sox fans won't even
watch or attend, because, after last year, everything else is gravy. I
can't seriously pick the White Sox here, mostly because, as Brian
pointed out, they're throwing out Jose Contraras in the first game.
Status: Boy, did I blow this one. Contraras came up big and the Red Sox didn't. As for the run scoring, every game had at least 8 runs in it... almost got that one at least. Pod: 1 stolen base.
Angels - White Sox?
Angels in 7...
Garret Anderson: More RBI. Series MVP.