The Crackle Wonders: Nostra-Fucking-Damus

Justin October 26, 2010 1

Husband, father, friend, blogger, fill-in SI reviewer, overall voice of reason. John from 200 Miles From the Citi is a lot of things. Well, we have one more title to add to that collection. He is also a baseball soothsayer. While, back in March, all the so-called “experts” said the Yankees or Red Sox or Phillies would win this year’s World Series, John went a different way. He predicted the Giants and Rangers.  Take that, Olney!

What’s John have to say for himself now? Is he in the market for a cape and a crystal ball? Will the title of this post prevent him from showing it to his mom?

SCP: Before the season, the Rangers looked like an above average team with suspect pitching and the Giants had just spent their free agent money on Edgar Renteria and Aubrey Huff. What did you see in them?

John: Pitching, pitching, and more pitching.  Remember when Nolan Ryan said he thought his team could win 90+ games this year?  I bought in immediately.  Partly because I wasn’t buying the Seattle Mariners at all this year, and partly because I really thought the Rangers pitching would be that good..and that was before they has Cliff Lee.  I was sold on the Giants pitching too.  I thought all they needed was a couple of runs a game because they were so solid 1 through 5…and they almost didn’t manage those couple of runs.  I figured they’d get huge contributions from Pablo Sandoval and Freddy Sanchez.  Oops.

SCP: The only postseason team you missed was the Reds. Why didn’t you see them coming?

John: Yeah, the Cubs screwed up my perfect post-season picks…but at least I didn’t have the Cardinals winning the division.  The Reds kind of screwed up my bracket…but I came within a game of having everything blown up thanks to the San Diego Padres.  Obviously didn’t see that coming either.

SCP: Do you predict other things? Who is going to win the Superbowl? Are the Republicans going to take the House? Is the Internet ever going to become something more than a passing fad?

John: The funny thing about this prediction is that it may be the first time in my life that I didn’t just pencil in the Mets and wait for everything to fall apart.  Unfortunately, my Super Bowl pick involves the Jets – I just couldn’t pass up picking them when they were this much of a favorite.  I’ll leave the political predicting to you – you’re much better suited for it than me.  I can’t think of anything clever to counter your internet comment.

SCP:
Are you considering a nickname, like the Amazing John or Johnstradamus?

John:
Are you making fun of me? (ED. NOTE: Yes, Yes I am. Also, there’s already an Amazing Johnathan. He looks like this:

There is little resemblance)

SCP: Who wins the series?

John
: Well, I’m not going to back off my pre-season picks at this point.  I picked the Giants to win it all, so I’ll stay with them.  I’ll call it Giants in six.

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(ED NOTE: Bonus points for creating such an impressive graphic.)

One Comment »

  1. Scott Salley October 26, 2010 at 8:47 pm -

    LOVE IT.

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