So, my buddy Danny e-mailed me the other day, suggesting that I go back and look at my blog entry from April 20. That was the day that our sons — who were still approaching their first birthdays — made their "picks" for the 2006 MLB season.
My son, Ryan, picked the Yankees, Twins, Angels, Blue Jays, Mets, Cardinals, D-Backs and Braves to make the playoffs, with the Angels beating the Braves in the World Series.
That’s four of the eight playoff teams and none in the World Series.
Danny’s son, DJ, picked the Blue Jays, Indians, Angels, Mariners, Mets, Cardinals, Rockies and Dodgers — only three playoff teams — but he had the Cardinals over the Angels in the World Series.
For the record, my picks were the Yankees, White Sox, A’s, Indians, Braves, Cubs, Giants and Phillies. That’s two playoff teams. And my WS matchup of the Yankees and Cubs? Laughable, as it turned out.
The moral of the story here, is that whatever predictions you read from the "experts" next year, take them with a grain of salt. An 11-month old picked St. Louis to win the World Series last year, and I’m guessing that not too many others did.