‘I Suck at Life’ + new postseason predictions


Prior to the season, I made some predictions about how the season would pan out. It ain’t pretty. I should have taken John Sterling’s advice. Anyway, check out how wrong I was and see me make an ass out of myself again as I predict how the postseason will play out.

I Suck at Life:

What I (foolishly) thought would happen in bold, what actually happened in regular type

AL East

  1. Red Cox: 94-68
  2. Yankees: 89-73 (Wild Card)
  3. Orioles: 86-76
  4. Blue Jays: 74-88
  5. Rays: 72-90
  1. Yanks 97-65
  2. Rays 91-71 (Wild Card)
  3. Red Cox 90-72
  4. Blue Jays 81-81
  5. Orioles 69-93

I was drinking that Red Sox Kool-Aid prior to the season as well as the Orioles Kool-Aid, so stupid. I should have my fan card pulled. The Rays really surprised me too, I didn’t think they had it in them. At least I got one playoff team correct and predicted that the WC would come from this division, which, if added with a nickel, will get me a hot cup of jack squat.

AL Central

  1. Twins: 89-73
  2. White Sox: 84-78
  3. Tigers: 79-83
  4. Indians: 70-92
  5. Royals: 68-94
  1. Tigers 95-67
  2. Indians 80-82
  3. White Sox 79-83
  4. Royals 71-91
  5. Twinkies 63-99

I really screwed the pooch here, I didn’t get one spot correct. As usual, I suck at life.

AL West

  1. Rangers: 85-77
  2. A’s: 81-81
  3. Angels: 78-84
  4. Mariners: 66-96
  1. Rangers 96-66
  2. Angels 86-76
  3. A’s 74-88
  4. Mariners 67-95

This is my Sgt. Pepper. I got two spots right and damn near hit the Mariners’ win total on the head. Put this on my tombstone.

NL East

  1. Braves: 93-69
  2. Phillies: 90-72 (Wild Card)
  3. Nats: 80-82
  4. Marlins: 74-88
  5. Mets: 63-99
  1. Phils 102-60
  2. Braves 89-73
  3. Nats 80-81
  4. Mets 77-85
  5. Marlins 72-90

I was also riding the Braves’ jock prior to the season. Another foolish mistake. However, you’ve got to give me credit for nailing the Nats’ win total…or don’t, see if I care.

NL Central

  1. Reds: 88-74
  2. Cubs: 82-80
  3. Cards: 73-89
  4. Brewers: 68-94
  5. Astros: 63-99
  6. Pirates: 58-104
  1. Brewers 96-66
  2. Cards 90-72 (Wild Card)
  3. Reds 79-83
  4. Pirates 72-90
  5. Cubbies 71-91
  6. Astros 56-106

Yikes. Let’s move on.

NL West

  1. Fake G-Men: 90-72
  2. Rockies: 88-74
  3. Padres: 87-75
  4. D’Bags: 69-93
  5. Dodgers: 66-96
  1. D’Bags 94-68
  2. Fake G-Men 86-76
  3. Dodgers 82-79
  4. Rockies 73-89
  5. Padres 71-91

I gave Hitman no chance to succeed, but he really did a great job with what he had in LA. I wish I could say the same about me and these predictions.

ALDS

Red Cox-Rangers, Boston 3-2; Yanks-Twins, New York 3-0

NLDS

Braves-Reds, Cincy 3-1; Phillies-Fake G-Men, SF 3-2

ALCS

Yanks-Sox, NYY 4-3

NLCS

SF-Cincy, Reds 4-2

World Series

Yanks-Reds, NYY 4-1

Yeah, that’s obviously not going to happen. At least my WS winner could still happen.

There you have it, I suck at life.

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New Postseason predictions:

ALDS: Yanks-Tigers, Yanks in 5; Rangers-Rays, Rangers in 4.

NLDS: Phils-Cards, Cards in 5; Brew Crew-D’Bags, D’Bags in 5.

ALCS: Yanks-Rangers, Yanks in 6.

NLCS: Cards-D’Bags, D’Bags in 7.

World Series: Yanks-D’Bags, Yanks in 5.

Now that I have typed that, expect the Yanks and D’Bags to get knocked out in the first round. Sorry.

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