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Wednesday, October 28, 2009
My Morning in ExileLet's put the comments section to good use this afternoon: use this thread to post your World Series prediction. No need for heavy analysis. I want (a) your winner; and (b) a short statement with your reasons why. I won't hold you to Twitter length, but I'm definitely looking for Twitter spirit: short, pithy, decisive and, for bonus points, funny. I'll start: Yankees in six. Why? Would you like me to tell you the little story of right-hand/left-hand? The story of good and evil? H-A-T-E! It is with this left hand that the Yankees will strike the blow that will lay the city of brotherly love low.
Now you go (no, you don't have to be as obtuse as me). While you're thinking:
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 12:01pm
Phillies in 7, because beating the Yankees is so much more satisfying than beating the Rays, and because, though I am a Phillies’ fan, I, like you, true believers, want as much baseball as I can possibly have. So even if it means a series of heart attacks from which I may never recover, seven games is what I expect, with extra innings to boot, at least one slugfest and one pitching duel, insane uses of bullpens and benches from both dugouts, Ryan Howard getting one significant hit off a lefty, Derek Jeter being insufferably always-getting-a-hit, and so on. I hope to, at least once, pull my hair out as Charlie Manuel intentionally walks A-Rod with the bases empty.
I could go on like this for a while. In some ways, I’m happy just to be here. It vindicates last year as a non-fluke. On the other hand, I feel like last year I was eating the most delicious cake I had ever had, and now I’m being offered one that smells even better. I want that cake. Also a parade. Who doesn’t love a parade?
Posted 10/28 at 04:26 PM
Anyone notice the subtle roster change. Joe Einstein doesn’t want to forget and have Guzman run for ARod again.
Posted 10/28 at 04:29 PM
Wooden U. Lykteneau said...
Joe Buck will make a lame reference to Tim McCarver’s CD, prompting an equally clever producer to play a sound clip. Meanwhile, a despondent man in a small one-room apartment, alone with just a gun, his dog, and a TV will hear it and as his dog brays at Tim’s singing, the man will slip into the sweet hereafter—using the hound’s howl to muffle the shot.
Posted 10/28 at 04:56 PM
Yanks ride elder statesmen Jeter, Mo, Pettitte and Posada, beat Lee twice, and win in six.
Posted 10/28 at 08:40 PM
Craig - you forget, Columbus IS playing for a championship! (Well, if the Crew gets through the playoffs…) Quite frankly, I’m surprised you don’t have tickets in the Nordecke section.
Your mayor should get ready to put up something at least as valuable as coffee and salmon, because that’s what Seattle will likely offer.
Posted 10/28 at 11:16 PM
Had too much to do today to send in my prediction earlier. My prediction… Haiku style:
In frigid cold weather
Posted 10/29 at 01:32 AM
Jason B said...
Dunno about the whole series, but as far as game one goes, I think Cliff Lee will be mostly unhittable, Chase Utley may hit a couple o’ taters off of an otherwise sharp CC, and the Yankees bullpen will look shaky and unreliable.
Not sure quite how I feel about game two. I’ll know more in the morning…
Posted 10/29 at 11:11 AM
Craig Calcaterra said...
Jason—if you want I can pre-date that comment for extra prescience . . .
Posted 10/29 at 11:15 AM
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