I'm Going To Take This As An Omen

Whether it's a good or bad omen, I'll let you decide. But it's an omen, damn it.

A few minutes ago, as I was going through an old book of baseball cards while on the toilet (I washed my hands, thank you for asking), I came across this card, a 1992 Topps (#684) of Trinity High All-Stater and recent Detroit Tigers #1 Draft pick, Trever Miller. Now what this means is that seventeen years ago, I --as an eleven year old kid -- took the time to put a baseball card -- of an eighteen year old kid -- into a binder, keeping it in mint condition and never noticing it again.

Again, that is, until today, when Trever Miller will be about a hundred feet away from me, over in the Cardinals bullpen.

Coincidence? Yeah. Absolutely.

Anyhoo, I'm heading down to the stadium in a few minutes for my first ever Opening Day, and wouldn't you know it, it should be one of the worst opening days ever. Not only do I get to see a lineup featuring Brendan Ryan, Brian Barden, and the hideousness of Chris Duncan hitting against a leftie, but it's 38 degrees out and it might, kind of snow.

But six months of inactivity at the ballpark is unacceptable and it's time to get moving on this 2009 season and make sure next offseason is only five months long.

Fearless Predictions:

AL West: Angels
AL Central: White Sox
AL East: Yankees
Wild Card: Red Sox

NL West: Dodgers
NL Central: Cubs
NL East: Mets
Wild Card: Cardinals

World Series: Angels over Mets

NL CY: Lincecum
AL CY: Halladay

NL MVP: Pujols

AL ROY: Price
NL ROY: Motte

Play ball.

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