Monday, April 02, 2007

A Baseball Double Header and Back to Back Champs

Sunday was opening night for MLB, but Joe Morgan was already in midseason form. During the Cardinals/Mets game, Morgan made certain to repeat each point at least three times, made clear his disdain for statistics, and provided great insight such as, "That's why I say Jose Reyes is the most exciting player in the game because everything he does is exciting." Oh...*that's* why. Thanks for clearing things up, Joe.

Meanwhile, tonight is the home opener for the California Anaheim Los Angeles Angels, and the game overlaps with the NCAA championship game. Had the UCLA Bruins managed to advance to the finals, it would have been very interesting to see what the actual attendance would have been like at Angel Stadium. However, Florida made sure that was a non-issue by dominating the Bruins Saturday.

I don't really have much commentary for Saturday's game. Florida was clearly the better team in every facet of the game. Once the Gators found their range from outside, the game was basically over. Arron Afflalo's early foul trouble made him a non-factor and he must seriously reconsider entering the draft. (He might want to ask Jordan Farmar about yesterday's appearance in the D-league before he submits his name.)

If Ohio State is going to have any chance of upsetting the Gators tonight, Greg Oden is going to have to get Al Horford into early foul trouble and the Buckeyes' guards will need to be hot from distance. Is that possible? Certainly. Would I bet on it? Absolutely not.

Florida 82, Ohio State 71.


The MLB season has kind of snuck up on me this year, and I didn't really pay much attention during Spring Training. But that won't stop me from making some predictions. After thinking about it for a good 5 minutes, here's what I've got:

NL West:
1. San Francisco
2. San Diego
3. Los Angeles
4. Arizona
5. Colorado

NL Central:
1. St. Louis
2. Milwaukee
3. Houston
4. Chicago
5. Cincinnati
6. Pittsburgh

NL East:
1. NY Mets
2. Florida
3. Philadelphia
4. Atlanta
5. Washington

Wild Card: Florida

AL West:
1. Angels
2. Oakland
3. Texas
4. Seattle

AL Central
1. Detroit
2. Minnesota
3. Chicago
4. Cleveland
5. Kansas City

AL East:
1. Toronto
2. NY Yankees
3. Boston
4. Baltimore
5. Tampa Bay

AL Wild Card: Minnesota

NL Champ: Florida
AL Champ: Detroit

World Series: Florida

(Note: these predictions are subject to change at least 50 times over the next 162 games.)



At Mon Apr 02, 05:56:00 PM PDT , Blogger Scrap said...

OK, seriously. Where do you find these photos? Email me please!!


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