So after watching Fanfest today, then watching the Cubs and Mariners play, and getting ready to watch the Orioles and Nationals play down in DC, it has been a good baseball day. I am excited for opening day. I will be spending some time with the Orioles tomorrow talking to players and coaches, and then get ready for the opener against the Rays.
It will be interesting to see who is on the team tomorrow. There is some debate as to whether Jay Gibbons or Scott Moore will be with the team. I am going to go out on a limb and say Moore, I think he is more versatile and more of a fit for this team going forward. The O’s honestly just need to say that the contract with Jay was a mistake and that he does not fit into the plan of this organization moving forward.
Speaking of baseball, Comcast is offering the MLB package free for the first week of the season so you can watch as many games as you like. I get the MLB package every year, one because I love baseball and two because I enjoy watching other teams. Whether it is the Cubs when they are not on WGN, or watching a former Orioles with a new team, like Erik Bedard this year or maybe Miguel, whatever the case may be. I will also enjoy watching the Diamondbacks play as I think they have a real shot to make it to the World Series. The MLB package is an absolute most have for any baseball fan. There are many nights when I get home from the ballpark at 11pm or later and catch some west coast baseball. So make sure to check it out all next week and I am telling you that you can not go wrong investing in it.
So here is who I think will be playing in the World Series: Boston vs Chicago. Red Sox are loaded offensively and although they will miss Schilling for a little while, they have enough offense to get over it. Tigers- I think the bullpen will cost them crucial games. They have one of if not the best hitting lineups in all of baseball, but the backend of pitching staff will be an issue.
In the NL I like the Cubs, mainly because I have been a Cubs fan all my life. Mark Grace was my favorite baseball player growing up. I bat left handed and play first base so he was a guy I wanted to be like, I even always had to have #17 because of him. The first three baseball player autographs I ever got were Mark Grace, Jerome Walton, and Lee Smith. Actually I think Lee Smith is a big part of the reason I was a Cubs fan, because he was a friend of my Uncle’s so I got to meet him and started liking the Cubs. So I always want them to make the World Series. My alternate pick would be the Arizona Diamondbacks who are a young team with a lot of talent.
Of course knowing my luck it will be the Pirates and Royals playing in the World Series…