Well, so far I’m 2-2 in predicting series, and sadly the wrong 1-1 in the AL series. So, here are my very scientific predicitons for the pennants:
- MFY over Angles in six
- Phillies over Dodgers in six
Now for those of you who have properly grieved over the Sox season and are able to turn on a live baseball game again I’d like to make a suggestion. Don’t listen to Carey, Darling and Martinez call the NLCS games. Now this normally goes without saying, but in this case it’s especially true. Mute the TV, load up mlb.com and stream the Dodgers radio broadcast so you get to hear Vin Scully.
Most of you know probably already know that Scully is the best baseball announcer, period. But what you may not know, is that aside from the playoffs, he doesn’t even work is in best medium anymore. During the regular season every game that Scully announces is done as a TV broadcaster, except for the first three innings which he simulcasts the TV and radio. It’s still a good play-by-play, but doing both at once really doesn’t put him at his best. However, with Fox doing the TV coverage of the NLCS it means that Scully gets to do what he does best: radio, and just radio. I don’t know how many more times Scully will get to do Dodger playoff games, so if you haven’t already, do yourself a favor and listen Vin Scully remind you that “It’s time for Dawwwwwdger baseball!” What, are you going to listen to Suzyn Waldman instead?
Edit: Ed is right, TBS has the NLCS this year, which probably reiterates that you should listen to Scully. At least I can stand Buck. McCarver, Martinez, Darling and especially Carey are just nauseating.