Phil Mickelson, pro golfer, is a big-time gambler. His usual strategy is to bet on utterly random teams to win in the NFL every year, in the hopes that they will pay off big. He won BIG money two years in a row with St. Louis and Baltimore, ergo the strategy has some merit.
So, without further adieu, it's time to pick your World Series, WITHOUT picking one of the preseason "favourites." If Anaheim last year was any precedent, somebody is going to look awfully smart with at least one of their picks come October.
My pick: Toronto vs. Chicago
(edited by Big Bad on 23.3.03 0511) "I have no intention of uttering my last words on the stage. Room service and a couple of depraved young women will do me quite nicely for an exit."-- Peter O'Toole
"I'm gonna rip the eyes out of your head, and piss down your dead skull!" -- Jack Nicholson, in A Few Good Men
For a medium shot I will take the White Sox at 20-1 odds. For a long shot I will take the Marlins at 100-1.
Those who fought against this war's coming must now stand and say we stand behind our troops and wish them the safest possible future. May as few people as possible suffer for this effort to come to a conclusion. If war must come, let it come and go swiftly and as bloodlessly as it can.
"The time for debate is really beforehand. Obviously history will speak on whether this was the right thing or the wrong thing, but right now (the soldiers) are out there. Support 'em. There's plenty of time for commentary later." -David Robinson
This portends to be the lowest watched World Series in modern baseball TV history. No East Coast team, a Twins team no one knows about, a Giants team led by a guy no one likes, the Angels (see Twins), and a team-concept group in the Cardinals.