May 20, 2024

Play Ball!!

First off I would like to congratulate the founder of this site Stonecoldjz on the birth of his first child.

The Opening Day of MLB is here. Here are my projections for the Playoffs and the World Series.

NL East: Atlanta

NL Central: Milwaukee

NL West: Colorado

NL Wild Card: Philadelphia

NL Pennant Winner: Colorado – NL MVP Ryan Braun – CY Roy Halladay

AL East: Boston

Al Central: Detroit

Al West: LA Angels

Wild Card: Oakland

Al Pennant Winner: Boston

World Series Winner: Boston – AL MVP Robinson Cano,  CY Jon Lester

Boston has spent their money wisely and have both the pitching and the hitting to again win the whole banana. Colorado learned that losing their last 8 games in 2010 to get knocked out of the Playoffs hurt like hell and have loaded up with pitching to compliment their awesome hitting.

Oh my “I cant believe their still in the hunt” teams are Baltimore from the AL and the NY Mets from the NL.

It is spring and that means baseball is here so enjoy the season.

The Best Week in Sports

This is probably the best week of the year in sports and we are very excited for the outcome of The Masters this weekend.

Here is what we have had in sports just since Monday.

Duke beats Butler in one of the greatest National Championships in recent memory. Sure there was the Kansas and Memphis game 2 years ago that went to overtime, but this game provided us a Hoosiers like feeling. Butler practices and plays their games in the arena which Hoosiers was filmed. The campus is only 6 miles from the arena where the Final Four was played and even though they are a mid-major they beat giants like Syracuse and Michigan State on its way to the final game against Duke. The epic story and run through the tournament was only seconds away from having a happy ending, but the Blue Devils sqaushed the dream and the memories of the Butler Bulldogs.

On the same day of the National Championship we had the real Opening Day of MLB.  Spring is officially here so we can all wear white shoes and/or pants for the next five months.  My prediction for the World Series is an exact repeat of last year between the NY Yankees versus the Philadelphia Phillies.

Also on Monday, Tiger Woods made his much anticipated press conference at The Masters. If you don’t think Tiger commands an audience and that the PGA doesn’t need Tiger then consider the fact that the 32-minute press conference garnered 23 million viewers. The Golf Channel’s coverage of live PGA golf in 2010 has only attracted 18 million total which is hard to fathom.

When Tuesday came around the greatest women’s basketball team EVER came from behind to beat Stanford in the women’s National Championship. The Lady Huskies have now won two championships and 78-games in a row.

Now as we roll into Wednesday we are excited for The Masters which is the greatest golf spectacle of the year.  I think Paul Casey wins this year and it very well could be a clean sweep by the Europeans in the Major’s this year.

So, make sure to stop by your local liquor store and enjoy the weekend’s festivities. It truly is the best week of the year!