I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “Man, I love ridiculing MLB predictions at the end of each season and haven’t found the right batch of ridiculous predictions to ridicule yet.” Well, first you should consider using words like “chastise” and “mock” instead of always defaulting to “ridicule.” Secondly, the Cafeholics are happy to oblige your thoughts. What follows is the tabulation of the best guesses of several Cafeholics, a predictions column that you will be happy to mock, chastise, and even ridicule as the season progresses. But first, a poem:
At last, amidst some dark and dankly place
A score – no more – came forth to make their case
A score of Cafeholics one by one
A crystal ball, ‘til only one had won
The consequence of which is only this
Bad poetry and guesses hit or miss
Without further ado, here is how we see the regular season playing out (Wild Card winners in italics):
|1||New York Mets|
|2||St. Louis Cardinals|
|1||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|3||San Francisco Giants|
|5||San Diego Padres|
|1||Boston Red Sox|
|2||New York Yankees|
|3||Tampa Bay Rays|
|4||Toronto Blue Jays|
|4||Chicago White Sox|
|5||Kansas City Royals|
|1||Los Angeles Angels|
And here’s how we see the playoffs unfolding (home team in italics):
|NL||Cubs over Phillies|
|NL||Mets over Dodgers|
|AL||Red Sox over Twins|
|AL||Yankees over Angels|
|NL||Cubs over Mets|
|AL||Red Sox over Yankees|
|2009 World Series|
|WS||Red Sox over Cubs|
Thank you to the following Cafe members for participating: WaCougMBS, The Artful Dodger, Tavish, Snakes Gould, smoovethug, raiders_umpire, Pogotheostrich, Old_Style, jfg, j24jags, GiantsFan14, Fade2White12, daullaz, Dan Lambskin, chris8, Big Pimpin, bigken117, ayebatter, Another Blown Save, and Amazinz.
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