I couldn’t help but notice that all the sports networks as well as the interwebs are abuzz as the second half of the baseball season commences. And with all the chatter comes the multitude of predictions. Can the Yankees overtake the Red Sox or will Tampa Bay make another run at the crown? Can the Tigers hold on in the mediocre AL Central? And who will come out on top in the equally mediocre NL Central?
Now, I know that commentators get paid for these prognostications and we’d probably whine if they didn’t do it but it also seems kind of pointless. I mean, the reason the games are played is because we have no idea who’s going to come out on top. And not knowing is half the fun. How else are we supposed to lose years off of our lives as a tie ballgame enters the ninth inning?
Sometimes, though, it’s good to think about the future and specifically about the problems we might face. For instance, after seeing this video I now know never to talk to a robot.