Yes, three of the four divisional playoff series played their first games yesterday, and yes, Roy Halladay threw a no-hitter against the Reds and totally ruined any chance I had of writing a “but it’s only Game 1 so it hasn’t got really exciting yet” lead in to this post, but some of us Ladies have once again decided to make fools of ourselves by predicting the MLB playoffs. But at least now the post will be illustrated by photos of actual 2010 playoff action, so that’s a bonus.
I’m going on a limb and picking the Reds over the Phillies
SF over Atl
Rangers over Rays
Yankees over Twins
NYY over SF in World Series
I almost certainly will get them all wrong!
You know what I loved [Sunday]? Getting an email from yankees.com urging me to order my 2010 AL Wild Card gear now. I swore profusely. Nobody buys a T-shirt that tells the world your team settled.
I’m calling NLCS Reds/Giants, ALCS Rangers/Yankees, WS Reds/Yanks and the Yankees win The Chase for 28.
I’m covering my head now in anticipation of the other Ladies… showering me with rotten tomatoes.
NLCS: Phils v. Giants
ALCS: Twinks v. Rays
WS: Phils v. Twinks. I trust no AL East pitching right now. Phils to win. Roy/Cole/Roy seems pretty unstoppable, if the bullpen doesn’t manage to completely shit the bed. (If Danys Baez is on the postseason roster, I will set something on fire.)
Also, ew, Bee. Just ew.
I’m going with the sentimental picks this year because I’m absolutely incapable of being rational where the Reds are concerned. Also, my best friend from college is a huge Rangers fan and we bonded over watching the Yankees sweep them out of the playoffs three years in a row so I think that’s who I’m rooting for this year, even though they’ve got that whole “never won a playoff series EVER” thing working against them.
So I say: NLCS Phillies/Giants ALCS Rangers/Yankees and a Giants/Rangers World Series with the Giants winning it. Even though I freely acknowledge that it’s far more likely to be a Phillies/Yankees or Phillies/Rays series again.
Alright, your turn: did anyone get to watch that Rays-Rangers game and was the officiating really as bad as my baseball Twitter crew was claiming? Did any team surprise you with their play in Game 1? And most importantly: who do you have winning it all?