by Michael Scully
So as the baseball season winds down I’d like to take a look back at some of my predictions:
1- The New York Yankees finish at best 3rd
This was based on the Yankees being and old team and injuries occurring with the fact that both the Jays and Orioles were improving my initial view was: Rays, Red Sox, Orioles, Yankees, Jays. Unfortunately for my prediction, the Red Sox were unable to unite under Bobby V. However, the Rays are not yet eliminated from making this prediction true.
2- The Phillies finish at best 3rd
Again, old team waiting for injuries and for most of the season were in the cellar of the NLEast. My initial thinking was Braves, Nats, Marlins, Phils, Mets. With the Nationals and Braves 11+ games up, I’ll consider this a win.
3- Angels do not make the playoffs
This was chalked up more as a Cardinals fan being bitter, but I felt the team was missing something. Looking at the team now, they’re missing a spark. A David Eckstein if you will, to rally around. The Dodgers seem to have the same problem, but they have Josh Beckett, so by season end they might prefer some brews on the links.