Saturday, April 4, 2009

Yo, Meathead!

Okay, as promised, here are my predictions for the 2009 Major League Baseball season:

AL East winner: Boston Red Sox
AL Central winner: Chicago White Sox
AL West winner: Anaheim Angels
Wild Card: Tampa Bay Rays

NL East winner: New York Mets
NL Central winner: Chicago Cubs
NL West winner: Los Angeles Dodgers (This one’s for you, Ed!)
Wild Card: Philadelphia Phillies

AL pennant winner: Angels
NL pennant winner: Mets

World Series winner: Mets

Two other big New York sports stories that I have mixed feelings about:

The first is the Giants dumping Plaxico Burress. From a standpoint of right versus wrong, I think the Giants made a good move. Burress was a distraction and a me-first type who put his own needs ahead of those of the team. But he was a really good receiver. The Giants are too classy an organization to have kept Burress on in the long run, even though General Manager Jerry Reese was considering it. I’m sad in the sense that the guy who caught the winning TD pass in the Super Bowl a year ago is gone, but I’m glad from the position of wanting the team to be able to focus and move forward. So long, Plax! It’s been real!

The second is the Mets acquiring Gary Sheffield. Man, the guy is a jerk! But when he’s right, man, the guy can swing the bat! The Mets needed a right-handed batter, so Sheffield fills that role, but can he even still play the field? I sure hope GM Omar Minaya knows what he’s doing! A few obnoxious words from Sheffield can tear a locker room apart. He’s like Terrell Owens that way.…


Anonymous said...

I've got your Mets taking it all too. Let's keep our fingers crossed. The last time I picked it right was in 1989, and it took an Act of God (an earthquake) to make it happen, so I'm due!

Michael Burgan said...

One week in, and I will say this like true Red Sox fan--your prediction looks a little dubious for the Al East. I know, I know, it's early...

And although one group of Huskies came up short, how about those women! Should have bagged Detroit and gone to St. Louis.