It’s time for some more coin flipping! The first round of the MLB playoffs ended yesterday. How did the coins do?
Rays vs Blue Jays: I picked the Blue Jays. I was wrong.
Indians vs Yankees: I picked the Indians. I was wrong. I hate the Yankees even more now.
Twins vs Astros: I picked the Astros. I was right.
Athletics vs White Sox: I picked the A’s. I was right.
Dodgers vs Brewers: I picked the Dodgers. I was right.
Padres vs Cardinals. I picked the Padres. I was right.
Cubs vs Marlins: I picked the Cubs. I was wrong.
Braves vs Reds: I picked the Reds. I was wrong.
So the coins did exactly what they should have. Four right and four wrong for a 4-4 record. 50/50, as you’d statistically expect. Cool! Except for the part about the Yankees winning. That wasn’t cool. Lets all hope that the coin doesn’t pick them in the second round.
On to the Divisional Series! In the American League (Heads for the higher seed, tails for the lower):
Astros vs A’s: Astros. That’s too bad, again.
Yankees vs Rays: NOOOOO!!!! It’s tails… the coin flip picked the Yankees. Damn it. I don’t want to play anymore.
Now to change coins and pick the National League:
Padres vs Dodgers: Padres.
Marlins vs Braves: Marlins.
Ummmm… can anyone see what happened here? I picked the lower seed four times. All four coin flips came up tails.
Okay, fate. You’re obviously not taking this seriously but let’s see how you do.