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Reason #104 to Read Mere-O

October 9th, 2006 | 1 min read

By Matthew Lee Anderson

Disastrous playoff predictions.

I had: Twins, Yankees, Dodgers and Cardinals.

Reality: A's, Tigers, Mets and, well, Cardinals.

Maybe I can continue my run of luck and pick everything the rest of the way wrong. Without further ado, my picks (again) for the next two rounds of the playoffs.

A's and Tigers: Really, is anyone looking forward to seeing either of these two teams in the World Series? Anyone, that is, beside Mr. Bourgeoise? I'm not. Especially after watching Detroit celebrate their win outside the clubhouse for, oh, 30 minutes. Kenny Rogers standing on top of the clubhouse spraying champagne was a bit much, I think, for winning the chance to win the American League. How are they going to outdo that if they win it all? They're not. They've peaked. And consequently, they're done. I recant everything I've said about Frank Thomas: A's in 5.

Mets and Cardinals: You know who MLB is pulling for. An Oakland-St. Louis World Series would have plenty of nostalgia, but a smaller audience. Pedro's out, making the series far less interesting than before. My only question is whether Carlos Beltran will blow up on the Cardinals the way he did with Houston. That might make things interesting. Mets in 6.

Mets-A's. I know I'm getting ahead of myself, but why not? The Mets run ends when Frank Thomas homers 10 times in 5 games, ensuring the Oakland victory. A's in 5.

Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is an Associate Professor of Ethics and Theology in Baylor University's Honors College. He has a D.Phil. in Christian Ethics from Oxford University, and is a Perpetual Member of Biola University's Torrey Honors College. In 2005, he founded Mere Orthodoxy.