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Trying to figure out what the future will be like is like trying to decide whether a baseball pitcher is going to throw a fastball, curveball, change-up, or a knuckleball. A fastball of 10 years will be nice and fast, over before you know it and too late to swing at it. A 10 year curveball looks promising at first, but then something unexpected happens and you miss badly. The change-up is nice and slow, with everything handed to you on a silver platter. If you miss it, you look like a fool. A knuckleball has unpredictable twists and turns and can go in every possible direction. Tough to predict and even tougher to hit, knuckleballs can either go badly for you, or miss completely and be great for you.

In 10 years I will be 24. Still young, and still dreaming. Hopefully, I will have finished college, found a steady job, and be looking for a wife. I seriously doubt I will be married by 24. If I am, no kids at that point! I would like to be married a few years before having any children. After that, who knows? Leave that to God. I can’t control the future. I can’t tell God what to do. He has decided how I will live my life, and I can either hit a home run for His team, or strike out.

(question given by Plinky)


Welcome back to the baseball previews for this season. Remember, I’m your host, thisoldsoul, and —– what? No, I have not recently taken steroids, Your Honor. Dang, those guys are everywhere.

Without further ado, here are my picks for the American League:

AL East

1. New York Yankees

2. Tampa Bay Rays

3. Boston Red Sox

4. Toronto Blue Jays

5. Baltimore Orioles

AL Central

1. Chicago White Sox

2. Minnesota Twins

3. Cleveland Indians

4. Kansas City Royals

5. Detroit Tigers

AL West

1. LA Angels

2. Oakland Athletics

3. Texas Rangers

4. Seattle Mariners


My wild card pick is the Rays. Tomorrow or Saturday, I will post my predictions for the playoffs and who I think will win the World Series!

2009 National League Preview

Posted: February 12, 2009 in Baseball Talk
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Alright, you’ve all been waiting for this moment and here it is. The official 2009 National League baseball season preview!


I’m your host, thisoldsoul, and in this part, I’ll be talking about my picks for the upcoming year, and what certain teams need to do this year. Including my kind of beloved Washington Nationals.

Well, here goes nothing.

National League East

1.Philadelphia Phillies

2. New York Mets

3. Atlanta Braves

4.Florida Marlins

5. Washington Nationals

National League Central

1.Chicago Cubs

2. Milwaukee Brewers

3. Houston Astros

4.St. Louis Cardinals

5. Cincinnati Reds

6.Pittsburgh Pirates

National League West

1.Los Angeles Dodgers

2.Arizona Diamondbacks

3.Colorado Rockies

4.San Diego Padres

5. San Fransisco Giants

Wow, that wasn’t so hard. Oh and my wild card pick is the New York Mets.

P.S. Next Thursday, my picks for the upcoming American League!