Who I'll Be Rooting For
As a Red Sox fan, you can probably guess who is first on the list (and for that matter, you can make an educated guess at who comes in last!) Outside of my team, I usually will root for whichever team has gone the longest without a Championship. There are, of course, exceptions based on current rosters and special circumstances.
1. Boston Red Sox (AL East Champions - 4 year drought)
|2004 Topps World Champions Boston Red Sox #NNO Boston Red Sox Jumbo|
Prediction: Defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series!
2. Cleveland Indians (AL Central Champions - 69 year drought)
|1967 Laughlin World Series #45 1948 Braves vs Indians|
Prediction: Lose to the Houston Astros in the ALDS
3. Milwaukee Brewers (NL Central Champions - Never won in 49 year of existence)
|2018 Topps #156 Milwaukee Brewers|
Prediction: Lose to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS.
4. Los Angeles Dodgers (NL West Champions - 29 year drought)
|1989 Fleer - World Series #12 Dodger Blue World Champs|
Prediction: Lose to the Boston Red Sox in the World Series
5. Atlanta Braves (NL East Champions - 22 year drought)
|1996 Collector's Choice #395 Tom Glavine (WS)|
Prediction: Lose to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS
6. Houston Astros (AL West Champions - won last year)
|2018 Topps Heritage #169 Astros Celebrate Their Victory (WS)|
Prediction: Lose to the Boston Red Sox in the ALCS.
7. Chicago Cubs (NL Wild Card - 2 year drought)
|20016 Topps Chicago Cubs World Series Champions Box Set #WS-14 Ben Zobrist|
Prediction: Lose to the Milwaukee Brewers in the NLDS.
8. Colorado Rockies (NL Wild Card - never won in 25 years of existence)
|2018 Topps #314 Colorado Rockies|
Prediction: Lose to the Chicago Cubs in the NL Wild Card Game.
9. Oakland Athletics (AL Wild Card - 28 year drought)
|1990 Score #708 World Series Game 4 (WS)|
Prediction: Lose to the New York Yankees in the AL Wild Card Game
10. New York Yankees (AL Wild Card - not a long enough drought)
|2010 Topps - History of the World Series #HWS25 Yankees|
Prediction: Lose to the Boston Red Sox (hopefully swept) in the ALDS.
So good luck to all the teams out there (except New York of course)! This is going to be a great postseason!
|2017 Topps - Salute #S-78 Aaron Nola|
There's a contest going on over at Collecting Cutch in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Go to his post and guess who you think will hit the first double of the World Series! Sorry, I already gave the correct answer (It's Mookie!) but you can still participate for a chance to win a
There's also a secondary prize being offered for pimping this contest. The prize is a Carl Yastrzemski relic card (The relic being a seat from the old Cleveland Stadium, which statistically has a realistic chance of once being occupied by a breast cancer survivor!)
Part of the rules for this pimping, in addition to the pimp itself, was to show off some of my favorite ladies. If you visit the Collecting Cutch blog throughout the month of October, you'll see some beautiful female celebrities with certain endowments in honor of the month. The more I thought about it, the more I decided to go in another direction. The rules merely said my favorite ladies, and I have no greater favorites than these two:
Those are my daughters. Sorry if you were hoping for cleavage, but hear me out....
Fighting breast cancer is important to me. My mom is a breast cancer survivor. Her mom was too. There is a history of it on my wife's side of the family as well. Breast cancer is genetic, and my family carries the gene. That means there's a very good chance that my daughters will get it someday. As a father, that thought terrifies me. I hope and pray that a cure comes through before my girls have to deal with it.
There a website called the Greater Good Project. If you do nothing else, I'm going to ask that you visit this site. By merely clicking on the button, you can donate a mammogram to someone who may need it. Just think, a couple seconds of your time could save someone's life!