Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Of course, I make BS predictions and get two right. Meaning if I made real predictions, I would have gotten two right. Sticking with the 50% game, here are my LCS previews and predictions. For real this time.

American League Championship Series
Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays
The home team dominated in the regular season, but as we saw with the BoSox against the Angels, the regular season doesn't really matter too much in October, does it?
Another case of experience versus youth. I'd love for the Rays to win this and go to the World Series, but it just isn't gonna happen. Red Sox in six.

National League Championship Series
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies
If the Mets had made the playoffs, it would be Dodgers/Mets, and the Mets would be facing the Red Sox in a rematch of the '86 series. I guess it will have to wait until next year. I'd love for the Phillies to get swept here, because they DON'T HAVE STARTING PITCHING. I'm sick of saying it, I need it to to be proven here. Like the ALCS matchup, home teams dominated in the regular season, but who cares? L.A. is hot, Philly is not, but unfortunately the Phillies will probably pull off a few wins with their slugging and decent bullpen. Dodgers in seven.

With my math, I'll get one of these right. I hope its the Dodgers, because I want Philly to lose and Tampa Bay to win. But let's pretend I'll get both right.

World Series---Dodgers featuring Joe Torre, Manny Ramirez, and NomAHHHH versus the Red Sox?! Can't write a better script. Except maybe the Cubs winning for the first time in 100 years. Or the Mets actually making the playoffs.

Dodgers in five!


Eric said...

I hope this is the turning point in your predictions career. If the Dodgers don't win it all, the blame falls squarely on you

Travis Miller said...

If Manny doesn't see another strike the rest of the playoffs, that ain't my fault.

Eric said...

It will be in my book. I see everyone picking the Dodgers in seven for the NLCS. I think they'll do it in five.

Not sure if you saw/heard this tidbit but every time the Dodgers and Phillies went against each other for the NL pennant, the winner went on to lose in the World Series. Oddly enough, it was always against a team from the AL East.

Travis Miller said...

1) Are you already giving up?

2) Do you think Werth will give the Dodgers a problem this series?

Eric said...

1) No

2) His defense will do more than his bat.