Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Proper Liturgy for Opening Day

The Baseball Fan observes with great devotion the days of the Baseball Season, and it became the custom to prepare for Opening Day by a season of reflection and prediction. This season provided a time for converts and seasoned Fans alike to share with each other their allegiances and analyses so that conversations, whether appointed or joyously unexpected, could begin with mutual understanding and awareness.

I invite you, therefore, in the name of Baseball Fans everywhere, to the observance of a truly great Season by self-examination and objectivity; by reflection, contemplation, and self-awareness; and by reading and studying Street and Smith's Baseball Annual, the sports pages, baseball blogs, and websites, and, perhaps, conversing (at arm's length) with baseball handicappers of renown. And, to make a right beginning to the Season, let us now kneel in silence to determine the results of our studies and our hopes for the Teams, and to set forth those results below:

2008 Baseball Season Predictions
Winners of Divisions and Wild Cards, League Champions, and World's Champion

AL East:
AL Central:
AL West:
AL Wild Card:
AL Champion:

NL East:
NL Central:
NL West:
NL Wild Card:
NL Champion:

World's Champion:

Please use the comments below.

Thanks to the Ven. "Dusty" Howard Stringfellow, Archdeacon of the Diocese of Bethlehem (who is a fan of the NY Yankees, bless his heart).

1 comment:

PseudoPiskie said...

An Indians vs Pirates World Series would make a real mess around here traffic wise. I'm already dreading the hockey playoffs that will make getting to Oakland a waiting game. But it sure would be fun to have one of our neighbors go that far again.