Saturday, February 12, 2011

2011 Month-By-Month Outlook: April

I'm gonna go through the Red Sox schedule and predict/guess/attempt to figure out what will happen in each series. Then at the end, we'll know what the record for the season will be. Of course, I'm sure I'll take the optimistic view of every series, and I'll end up with 125 wins. But I don't care, this is just fun....

April: I can never predict a series win in Texas, AL Champs or not. So I'm only gonna say 1 out of 3* here to start the year. At which point the media will tell us that "we" are "panicking." Then we sweep the Tribe in Cleveland. Then we take 2 out of 3 from the Yanks in the home-opening series. 2 out of 3 over Tampa. 3 out of 4 against Toronto. After Pats' Day, we leave for a west coast trip starting the next night. We sweep 2 from Oakland and split 4 with the Winged Dead People. I'll give the shOw's 1 in Baltimore. Then we split the final 2 of the month back home against Seattle. Now we add it up....

17-10. Sounds like a classic Red Sox April. We'll be in first place, and amnesic Yankee fans will talk about "yet another Boston choke" and Yahoo Sports will write an article about "why the Red Sox won't win the east" and many, many curses will be born anew. But then we'll win the east and make all those asses cry. Sorry, I skipped ahead. Next up, May. Duh.

*If we win game one, don't think I'm gonna sit here and be like, "we WILL LOSE these next two!" I'm just tryin' to keep it realistic--it kills me to predict the Red Sox will lose 50 times, but if that happens, it means one of the best seasons of all-time, so...

Sounds like the Manila Metric.
Never heard of it.

But then of course I looked it up and I see the reason is it's from SoSH and I never go there. So...yeah, this has nothing to with that.
Yeah, ManilaSoxFAN was this really thin-skinned dude on SoSH who came up with the Manila Metric like five years ago. He kept hyping it for a couple of years, was mercilessly ridiculed, and eventually stopped posting.

I can't see them sweeping Oakland given how they always have trouble in that ballpark, regardless of how good they are, or how bad the A's are.

I don't think you're gonna be able to play the media disrespect card this season, since they're pretty consistently calling the Sox the AL favorites after acquiring Gonzalez/Crawford while the Yanks got a lot of nothing. Frankly, I'd prefer it if the media didn't pick the Sox.

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