BASEBALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So glad it’s baseball season. Only one week away!  It’s laid-back.  It’s only slow and boring if you feel you have to watch every pitch.  Just enjoy it in the background.  I do a lot with the Mets games on the radio.  Here are some picks and predictions:

Division Winners

NL West:  SF Giants
NL Central:  Cincinnati
NL East:  Atlanta Braves
NL Wildcards: Washington Nationals, St. Louis Cardinals

NL MVP:  Justin Upton
NL CY Young:  Jordan Zimmerman
NL ROY: Travis D’Arnaud

AL West:  Seattle Mariners
AL Central:  Detroit Tigers
AL East:  Tampa Bay Rays
AL Wildcards:  KC Royals, TX Rangers

AL MVP:  Adrian Beltre
AL CY Young:  Felix Hernandex
AL ROY:  Jonathan Schoop

World Series

Washington Nationals over the Tampa Bay Rays

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Spring Training and Lord of the Rings

I am enjoying Spring Training and excited about another season of baseball:  real and fantasy.

In honor of the annual rites of Spring, here is a lineup consisting of real names of baseball players that could be mistaken for J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings characters.  I will let you decide if they are evil monsters or heros.

C–Wellington

1B–Jharmidy

2B–Kobernus

3B–Catricala

SS–Amezaga

OF–Gindl

OF–Szczur

OF–Yasiel Puig

SP1–Lotzkar

SP2–Bibens-Dirkx

SP3–Arquimedes

MLB Baseball Predictions!

Yay! It’s almost that time.  Here are my random picks for the 2012 season:

National League

NL West:  Colorado Rockies

NL Central:  Cincinnati Reds

NL East:  Atlanta Braves

NL Wildcards (I am only picking two): Marlins, Diamondbacks

American League

AL West: Angels of Anaheim

AL Central:  Cleveland Indians

AL East:  Tampa Bay Rays

AL Wildcards: Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers

Pitchers, Catchers & Predictions

Ahhh….baseball.  Love it!  Here are my feeble predictions for the 2011 season.

National League

West–Colorado

Central–Cincinnati

East–Phillies

Wild Card–Brewers

Surprise Teams (no playoffs but great improvement):  Arizona, Florida

MVP–Tulowitzki

Cy Young–Cliff Lee

American League

West–Oakland

Central–Detroit

East–Boston

Wild Card–Texas

Surprise Team (no playoffs but great improvement)–Toronto, Oakland

MVP–Miggy Cabrera

Cy Young–Jered Weaver