Well, there’s quite an obvious change this time around. I don’t really feel like talking about it, but if you want to see what the difference is, check out my last 2008 NFL prediction and to see how I made these predictions, check that out here.
It may have taken a little while but the Philadelphia Phillies are the Champions of Baseball. Last night, they finished off the Tampa Bay Rays in the final three and a half innings of Game 5. I’ll be real honest, I didn’t watch any of it, I was pretty busy last night. I know Rocco Baldelli homered in the 7th, Pedro Feliz eventually drove in the game winning run, and Brad Lidge struck out Eric Hinske to end it.
Now, as a Braves fan, I guess I should be unhappy about the Phils since we’re in the same division, but I’m really not. The Phillies players are just likable. Ryan Howard is from St. Louis, Chase Utley and Cole Hamels are fun to watch, Jimmy Rollins talks too much, but I like him. It’s good to see Brad Lidge exercise the Albert Pujols demons that had derailed his career (before this year). Plus, they’re not the Mets. If they were, it would be a different story. I don’t really like Philly fans, but a 25 year championship drought in a city is a long time. I’m happy for them.
Enjoy it Philly.
Now the offseason starts, which for fans of teams who haven’t played in a month, becomes the new highlight of the season. Early rumors have a deal in place for the Royals to acquire Mike Jacobs from the Marlins for two pitchers. It’s going to be a fun offseason.
I’m going to link to this one more time, since I don’t think I’ll ever put up predictions this accurate again. Note the MVP of the World Series down there as well.