Congratulations, Houston Astros!

For the second consecutive year, and for the third time in four years, the World Series lasts seven games. Oh my, this was a wonderful Series. Both the Astros and the Dodgers were clearly the best of their respective leagues. Both teams displayed some exceptional pitching: Clayton Kershaw was masterful for Los Angeles in Game […]

The 2017 World Series

Just like last year, I did really well predicting the two Wild-Card Games (2-0), not so well with the four League Division Series (1-3), but then great again with the two League Championship Series (2-0)! Let’s recap: NLCS Cubs-Dodgers: In the rematch of last year’s NLCS, the defending champion Cubs got significantly outplayed by the […]

The 2017 MLB League Championship Series

On October 1st, I ranked the ten MLB playoff teams this season in the order I wanted them to win the World Series, and I also made predictions about how they’d do in their respective first-round matches. The two Wild-Card games and the four League Division Series are over, and before looking ahead to the […]

My Top 10 2017 MLB Playoff Teams

I try to mix it up with my Top 10 lists, but you know that at the end of December and beginning of January, I’ll be respectively counting down my favorite songs and books read of the year. And December 1 will probably do something holiday related. But it’s October, and it’s MLB playoff season, […]

Congratulations, Chicago Cubs!

They did it! Their 108-year championship drought is over. This was a wonderful World Series, and Chicago’s Ben Zobrist got the MVP award for 10 hits in 28 at-bats. A lot of credit goes to the Cleveland Indians for pushing this all the way to Game 7. Cleveland was up 3-1 and just couldn’t seal […]

The 2016 World Series

After doing really well predicting the Wild-Card Games (2-0) but not so well with the League Division Series (1-3), I’m back to my undefeated ways in the two League Championship Series! Let’s recap:   ALCS Blue Jays-Indians: Got the winning team correct, but not the number of games. I really expected that the potent Toronto […]

The 2016 MLB League Championship Series

A couple weeks ago, I ranked the ten MLB playoff teams this season. I also made predictions about who’d win. Well, the Wild-Card games and the four League Division Series are over, so let’s see how they (and I) did before looking ahead to the two League Championship Series. AL Wild Card Game: Toronto was […]

My Top 10 2016 MLB Playoff Teams

I did this last October, and I can now officially make it an annual tradition. Ten MLB teams make the playoffs, and that leads itself nicely to a Top 10 list. I would have posted this yesterday—on the first of the month like my previous top 10 lists—but not all playoff spots were locked up. […]

Assessing My Pre-Season MLB Predictions

Here we are, smack-dab in the middle of August, in the heat of the Major League Baseball playoff hunt. Back on April 3, I made my predictions for which teams would make it to the post-season. With only about a month and a half to go, there are some teams clearly out of the race, […]

My Top 10 Baseball Movies

It’s summertime! The weather is getting warm here in New England, and the Red Sox are playing well (after two abysmal seasons). That’s right, I’ve got baseball fever, so this month’s Top 10 List is devoted to baseball movies. Whether you think I strike out or hit a home run with this batting order doesn’t […]