Shocker! Squawker Jon and I actually had a few correct predictions about this weekend's Subway Series:
Jon wrote the following:
"The one game I will confidently predict is tonight's - Yankees all the way. That is because Squawker Lisa and I are now going. We have been to four games this year (including a Met exhibition) and my team has lost each time."
He got that right! Jon was the bad luck charm for his Mets - as usual!
My original prediction was Yankees taking the series, 2 games to 1, with Johan salvaging the final game. I still think that's the most likely scenario, but here's a possible twist: What if the Mets win on Saturday and lose on Sunday?
Jon's above hypothetical turned out to be right. However, his official prediction at the end of his blog entry was "Yankees win first two, Mets win on Sunday." He should have gone with the twist scenario!
One more prediction for this weekend: The Mets will hit two home runs.Well, they hit three. Whoopee!Here are my own predictions:
Yankees will win the series, 2 games to 1.Correct.
They will win tonight, since Squawker Jon will bring good luck to...the Yankees! After all, the Yanks have won both games Jon saw at the new Stadium, including the great Melky walkoff hit/Brett Gardner inside the park homer game.How else to explain Luis Castillo dropping the ball? It was Squawker Jon's fault!
The Yanks will lose Saturday, because the Mets are throwing up a no-name pitcher the Yankees have never seen.While it was accurate, this is a pretty obvious prediction. And what's up with Andy Pettitte these days? Why was he so winded?
Here's me going out on a limb - I think A.J. Burnett and the Yanks will beat the great Johan Santana Sunday, and the divo will throw a hissy fit about something. Put it in the books!Right on two counts, although there was no hissy fit - by him at least.
I do wish I had predicted that Gary Sheffield would hit well against his old team. Incidentally, Sheffield got the most boos - by far - of any Met at Friday's game. And how about that takeout slide against Jeter on Sunday?
A few other thoughts on the Subway Series:
* I agree with Squawker Jon about the "Dancing With the Fans" stuff - the incessant images of fans making fools of themselves on the 100-foot video screen - being very annoying. A little Disco Stu goes a long way.
*The other thing I noticed was that the Stadium cameramen tried to avoid showing any Met fans on the big screen. What's up with that?
* This year seemed to have the fewest number of Met fans at the game. It seemed like maybe 20% of the crowd were Met fans, at least in our area (left field grandstand seats). And there were very few back-and-forth chants between Yankee and Met fans.
* The video screen lists A-Rod as having been acquired via free agency on December 13, 2007. Huh? We first noticed that a month ago, and it still hasn't been fixed. Sheesh.
* A good number of fans had left the Friday game before it was over. I will never understand that. You're at the Subway Series, the score has gone back and forth all evening, and you leave before it's over? It makes no sense.
What did you think of the Subway Series? Leave us a comment!