I am now intrigued by the possibility of picking every series wrong except for one (Cardinals in round one).

My picks for the Division series champions: Mets and A’s.

Reality: Cardinals and Tigers.

I should pick the Cardinals for Gary’s sake. But I can’t. I just can’t. The Tigers were dominant in their series, while the hapless Cards squeaked by a depleted Mets squad. If Pedro and El Duque hadn’t gone down to injuries, the Cards would be golfing right now. Leyland and Pudge are proven winners, while Albert Pujols has proved to be, well, nothing yet. Plus, I have been wrong twice about the Tigers and am attempting to learn from past mistakes. Tigers in 5.

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Posted by Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is the Founder and Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith. Follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.

5 Comments

  1. Remind me to start gambling on sports. Your picks are anti-golden.

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  2. I am genuflecting or righteous one. I am in awe that a prophet still exists. I was told you were all dead. Can I arise now?

    Mason

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  3. After tonight, it looks like it’ll be the Cardinals in five. Thanks a lot.

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  4. […] Last year, I experienced a level of playoff prediction failure previously unprecedented in my life. Of the seven series in the baseball playoffs, I predicted exactly one correctly. […]

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