My thanks to Peter and Derek for kicking these off. Without further adieu
from Rotowire's Central Florida offices (which, at lunchtime, are located at the
Louis Pappas Market Cafe in Safety Harbor, because the dolmades are just
Postseason teams, in order of projected playoff
seeding: AL, Indians, Yankees, Angels, Twins; NL, Mets, Brewers,
World Series: Yanks sweep the Brewers.
(Other) Surprising Teams: Devil Rays, Mariners and
Marlins (in a good way); Blue Jays, Cubs and Padres (in a bad way).
MVPs: Travis Hafner, Albert Pujols.
Cy Youngs: Johan Santana, Roy Oswalt.
Date Felix Hernandez goes on the DL: June 22.
Combined starts from Mark Prior and Kerry Wood: 19.
The first 50-game steroids suspension: goes to an NL East outfielder.
First three managerial changes: Nationals, Rangers, Giants.
Pick I'll regret most from the Rotowire magazine mock draft: Yorbit
Torrealba, 6th round.
Enjoy the season, one and all. And, switching passions, a special congrats to
my son, whose fave Rey Mysterio won the heavyweight title last night. Even if
it's not baseball, anything that brings joy is good.