Saturday, March 30, 2013

2013 MLB Predictions

 I love a lot of things. I love my family; I love ministry; I love gaming; I love reading. And one of my loves is baseball.

When I went to MVNU in the fall of 2002, I was most assuredly not a baseball fan. In fact, I don't believe I had ever sat down to watch a game on tv, including the world series, all star game, whatever. I remember watching Mark McGuire break Roger Maris' record in 1998. But, I was not a fan. If you had asked who my favorite team was, I would've said Reds or Indians... but I had no idea.

That all changed living in Oakwood Hall. I became friends with real baseball fans. They were split 50/50 between the Reds and the Indians, although, two of my friends Jack and James were from Indianapolis, and they represented the Chicago rivalry. Jack was (and is) a huge Cubs fan. James was (and is) a big White Sox fan.

A lot of my friends from that year had grown up playing and loving baseball. I didn't have a heritage of baseball, so I decided to pick a team to be my favorite. I chose the team everyone on the entire campus hated the most...

The Yankees.

So, since the 2003 baseball season, I've become a Yankees fan. Baseball is my favorite sport. I have a subscription to, and watch at least 80% of the Yankees game throughout the season. Xavier loves to watch baseball, too. He sits and watches, mesmerized. He does not have the same affinity for football or basketball (for what it's worth).

Anyrate, I love making predictions for the upcoming season. Two years ago, I publicly made dreadfully bad predictions, so why not do the same this year?! Without further ado, my 2013 MLB predictions:

AL East Winner: Baltimore Orioles
AL Central Winner: Detroit Tigers
AL West Winner: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
AL Wild Card: Toronto Blue Jays
AL Wild Card: Chicago White Sox

NL East Winner: Washington Nationals
NL Central Winner: Cincinnati Reds
NL West Winner: San Francisco Giants
NL Wild Card: St. Louis Cardinals
NL Wild Card: Los Angeles Dodgers

ALCS: Angels vs Orioles
NLCS: Nationals vs Reds

World Series: Angels vs Nationals

Angels in 6.

I'm ready for the season, hope my predictions are wrong and the Yankees win the whole thing. Who do you think is going to win the world series? Leave your answer in the comments!

1 comment:

  1. I like your predictions, not being a homer like troy.