Saturday, August 10, 2013

I Made these MLB Second Half Predictions on July 19th, 2013

1. Miguel Cabrera wins the Triple Crown.
2. Andy Pettitte retires before season's end.  Claims he's doing it for the good of the team. Truth is he wants to get into the Hall of Fame and he's ERA can't get to 3.90.  It's inching up after every start.
3. Derek Jeter will go on the DL two more times before calling it a season.
4. The Pirates will not be in the post-season.
5. Bryce Harper will not hit .300 (ever).
6. Luis Cruz will become a boxer.
7. Matt Harvey will sleep with more women than Jeter.
8. Robin Ventura will be fired.
9. The Cardinals and the Red Sox will play in the World Series.
10. Big Papi will be the World Series MVP.

A Weird Thing About the MLB Suspensions

Did anyone else notice that every single player who was suspended by MLB for PED use is...Norwegian? Not a single Lilliputian, and no one from Atlantis either.

I mean, what is it about coming from Norwegia that would cause otherwise very capable athletes to risk their health, careers and reputation?  I think when you come from such a poor area as Norwegia, especially some of the islands in the Scanty Navel Sea, it is actually a fairly rational choice: if you use PEDs and improve your stats you can be in line for a huge contract, the dollar amounts of which will probably take care of future generations of your particular Norwegians.

I don't think a 50 game suspension will really discourage other Norwegians from trying.  I am more concerned that they will look for even less reputable sources for their PEDs.