I wasn’t going to make any predictions for the MLB postseason this year. I’m just too out of touch, thanks to how terrible the Red Sox were. At lunch today though I read an article about the wild card round and… what the hell.
Let’s not call these predictions, let’s just call them the team I am rooting for in each series. Does that work for everyone?
American League Wild Card Round:
No. 6 Rays at No. 3 Guardians
There is no way in hell I am rooting for an American League East team. Let’s go Guardians.
No. 5 Mariners at No. 4 Blue Jays
There is no way in hell I am rooting for an American League East team. Let’s go Mariners
National League Wild Card Round:
No. 6 Phillies at No. 3 Cardinals
The Phillies were the first little league team I ever played for, back when I was eight years old. The Cardinals beat the Red Sox in the World Series in 1946 and 1967 before we spanked their asses in 2004. I traditionally hate the Cardinals, but this year… Albert Pujols’ last hurrah? Yeah, I am rooting for the Cardinals. Sorry, Phillies. Nothing personal.
No. 5 Padres at No. 4 Mets
Oh how I hate New York sports teams. Do you think I’ve forgotten about 1986? Oh no, I have not forgotten. Also, San Diego is like my second favorite US city. I’m rooting for the Pardres.
There you have it. My stupid picks for the first round of the playoffs. The Bruins season opens next week. Let’s go Bruins.
The Bruins have a two goal lead after two periods. I’ve been watching the game out of the corner of my eye, and it sure looked like the Whalers carried the play for most of the second period. Here’s hoping the Bruins hang on.
Patches looks nervous, but the Bruins are in a good spot going into the third.
Do you realize the NHL playoffs start in about an hour an a half? The post season kicks off with the Bruins and the Carolina Hartford Whalers Hurricanes*. Game one starts at 7:00**PM in whatever North Carolina city passes for Hartford these days.
All together now… Go Bruins!
*The NHL schedule says 7:00PM so, what… 7:35? 7:40? Whatever.
**No, I will not stop making smart*** ass Whaler cracks at the Hurricanes. I don’t care how much you beg me to stop, I will never stop.