Rumors and Rants Predictions: Who Ya Got in the World Series?

October 28, 2009 – 10:05 am by admin

yankees-posterLet it be noted in this space that we here at Rumors and Rants aspire to bring you, well, we don’t really aspire to bring you anything other than some random posts a few times a day that may or may not be entertaining.

But when there is something upon us as gigantically important as the World Series, well, it is our duty as members of the blogosphere to weigh in. People want to know what we think.  No? Wait, you really don’t care? Dammit. What a waste of my time this is.

Wait! Maybe we’ll go ask Steve Phillips. He knows stuff about baseball and he can’t be that busy. Well, he’s probably trying to save his marriage or protect his kids from that unattractive, insane chick lovely young woman with which he shared his oddly placed birth marks.

Looks like you’re gonna have to settle for what we lowly bloggers think. What follows is a World Series winner pick by each of us with a brief explanation. At the bottom we’ll total it up for solidarity.

Disclaimer: We’re not using any actual analysis to arrive at these conclusions.

Phillips: Philly in six. Or at least I hope to God that’s the case. A-Rod’s playoff ineptitude has to resurface sometime and I don’t believe Chase Utley or the Flyin’ Hawaiian will be denied.

Besides it should lead to a great episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

McD: I like Phil Ivey to win the World Series over Akenhead and Shulman. He’s the best poker player alive and this November is his time to show it. He’s been waiting for this his whole life, plus he almost got eliminated during the first four days back in July, so he’s not going to take this lightly.

That’s the only World Series I’m aware of. Did they have like a spinoff or something? Who’s this guy “Philly”?

TheBaker: Yankees in seven. I was worried that without old Yankee Stadium October just wouldn’t be the same. I hate to say it, but it’s kind of been neat seeing this new place get its stripes.

Who knew the star of a movie “How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days” would help a perennial loser win? A-Rod should have been the ALCS MVP and he has a chance to finally silence the notion he’s anything but clutch.

Hick Flick: It will be the first series since 1994 to not be completed because they are playing games in November in the f***king Northeast and they will get snowed out. Thus, Pedro Martinez will be denied a ring for the second time due to outside forces, just as he was with the Expos in ’94.

TheRiot: My heart says Phillies but my head says Yankees in six games. The problem is C.C. Sabathia and Andy Pettitte (left-handers) against Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Raul Ibanez (left-handers).

Sigh. It makes me sad inside to think about it, but in all likelihood we’re gonna have to deal with the media drooling over Derek Jeter. But hey, at least A-Rod will get a ring. I like him. OK, no I don’t.

Conclusion: So, um, one person had the wrong World Series, another thinks it will get snowed out, two picked the Yankees and another held out hope for the Phillies. If that’s not a ringing endorsement I don’t know what is. Yankees win! Thaaaaaaaa Yankees win!

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