Prognosticatory Predilections

nostradamus.jpgI 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.

Happy Friday!

-A

8 Comments

I could use one of those time machines!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

ROFLMAO! Awesome..thanks Allen!
–Jonestein

Allen,
You every notice that most of those “prediction” guys have a banner or webpage proudly proclaiming they got the entire NCAA Final Four correct in like 2003, or they predicted the AL Wild Card team two years in a row.
And the gambler dudes are even worse with their “no-fail” system that works 50 percent of the time.
Makes you wonder if you and I can play the crystal ball game and get rich faster than the experts.
I still think the Tigers can hold onto their divison as long as Verlander and Jackson stay healthy.
I have the Edwin “Action” Jackson fever, but then I have since he came to the Rays from the Dodgers.
Always fun to guess, but it really is exciting if the stars align just right.

Rays Renegade

http://raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

Haha, very funny post, I loved the video. Don’t talk to robots. Hey How do you get videos onto your blog. COuld you please reply to this question onto my blog and tell me step by step? Thanks :)
http://balorioles.mlblogs.com/

I’m just guessing cause I think its fun. Thats all

Johnny
http://13mlb.mlblogs.com/

Yep hillarious, gotta say the time machine one was my fav, I hate those guys, although the hyper-speed was almost as good….
Outside the Phillies Looking In
http://devilabrit.mlblogs.com

What’s fun is watching them backpeddle when they mess up. They’re about as accurate as the guys on my weather channel. C’est la vie!
Ginny
http://watercooler.mlblogs.com

I agree. Not knowing who comes out on top and who will be at the top when it is all over is the best part of baseball. That’s when fanhood and rooting for your teams comes into play.
-Dillon
http://dillonm.mlblogs.com

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