Back on March 30th, ESPN put out a preview of the MLB season, with their entire baseball staff making their predictions for the season. I can try to be funny or make this about how ESPN loves to grind Boston's dick off, but let's just see these results:
Out of 45 "expert" predictions, 45 picked Boston to win the AL East (100%)
Out of 45 "expert" predictions, 42 picked Boston to reach the World Series (93%)
Out of 45 "expert" predictions, 33 picked Boston to win the World Series (73%)
Some fucking imagination ESPN has.
Out of 45 "expert" predictions, 0.... THAT'S Z-E-R-O.... picked the Yankees to win the AL East (0%)
Out of 45 "expert" predictions, 35 picked the Yankees to win the Wild Card (78%)
Out of 45 "expert" predictions, 1.... THAT'S O-N-E.... picked the Yankees to reach the World Series (2%)
Out of 45 "expert" predictions, 0 picked the Yankees to win the World Series (0%)
Read on for the 2011 Results
And the 2011 results are in:
Hate to be the one to say it but ESPN kind of sucks at projections, huh? Not sure if you heard, but last night - the New York Yankees clinched the American League East for a record 17th time in the 41 year history of the division. I know one thing, if I'm making predictions before the season - I'd go with the team with more championships than any other professional sports franchise on the fucking planet earth.
It's kind of like finding out Santa isn't real when I look at this shit. I grew up thinking ESPN had some sort of idea what was going on in the sports world, watched it everyday up until today, now I don't know what to believe. All I know is the Yankees winning is like breathing at this point, it's just second nature. It doesn't matter if we use a pitching staff that was created from stem cell research, they're going to win. That's just the facts. I guess
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