Alright, sports fans (since I've never done a reader poll, I have no idea how many of you even care). I've got my Opening Day tickets for Monday for Yankee Stadium (I like the idea that we start the season playing the Devil Rays, although they were pretty pesky two years ago). Here are my picks for the season--always a dangerous thing because who the heck knows what happens over 162 games...injuries, trades, locusts and boils (hey, Opening Day falls on the first night of Passover).
AL East: Red Sox--awesome starting pitching *potential*--D-Mat is the real thing (a guy who gives up no hits and strikes out a bunch but is annoyed at too many walks in a spring training game is a gamer).
AL Central: Twins, though my heart is with Detroit. It's all about pitching...
AL West: Toss-up (coward) between A's and Angels. I'd have to go with Angels because of Vlad Guerrero and A's losing Barry Zito.
NL East: Gotta stick with boys from Shea.
NL Central: Cardinals. But wouldn't be surprised if the Reds sneak in.
NL West: Diamondbacks. I think I'll regret this one...
Wild Cards: Yankees and Dodgers
AL Champs: Twins
NL Champs: Dodgers
World Series Champs...Twins
I reserve the right to change my mind on May 1st...chicken...