In my entire life, I have predicted the World Series champion accurately a grand total of once in my life.
I picked the 1999 New York Yankees to win it all.
Not exactly a brave pick on my part.
I picked the Braves to win the 2000 World Series.
I picked the Yankees to win the 2001 World Series.
I picked the A’s to win the 2002 World Series.
I picked the Cardinals to win the 2003 World Series.
I picked the Astros to win the 2004 World Series.
I picked the Twins to win the 2005 World Series.
I picked the White Sox to win the 2006 World Series.
I picked the Angels to win the 2007 World Series.
I picked the Red Sox to win the 2008 World Series.
I picked the A’s to win the 2009 World Series.
I picked the Yankees to win the 2010 World Series.
So which team am I giving the Kiss of Death to for 2011?
Here are my Division Picks
AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST – Boston Red Sox
AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRAL – Chicago White Sox
AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
AMERICAN LEAGUE WILD CARD – New York Yankees
NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST – Philadelphia Phillies
NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL – Cincinnati Reds
NATIONAL LEAGUE WEST – San Francisco Giants
NATIONAL LEAGUE WILD CARD – Florida Marlins
AL MVP – Kevin Youkilis, Boston
NL MVP – Hanley Ramirez, Florida
AL Cy Young – Dan Haren, Los Angeles
NL Cy Young – Josh Johnson, Florida
AL Rookie of the Year – Jeremy Hellickson, Tampa Bay
NL Rookie of the Year – Aroldis Chapman, Cincinnati
AL Manager of the Year – Ozzie Guillen, Chicago
NL Manager of the Year – Bruce Bochy, San Francisco
AL Comeback Player of the Year – Grady Sizemore, Cleveland
NL Comeback Player of the Year – Aaron Harang, San Diego
First AL Manager fired – Jim Leyland, Detroit
First NL Manager fired – Jim Riggleman, Washington
So there you have it… Phillies fans, I hope you weren’t hoping for a parade this year. I think your team is going to win, which means DOOM!