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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!



Posted: February 12, 2009 in Baseball Talk

That’s what the Red Sox fans will be chanting this season. Alex Rodriguez was discovered to have used steroids in the 2003 baseball season. The year he won the MVP. Go figure. This guy has been hounded about steroids for years, and it all comes clean now. He says he is sorry, but is he really? I sort of don’t believe him. Another Michael Phelps. Another sports star going down the drain. This will make his career one of those with an asterisk. All these guys discovered to have used steroids could create a new category in fantasy sports. Positive Tests. This would result in immediate disqualification of this player from the league, and all gained points by said player would be nullified. Seriously. Let’s get real here, people. Steroids are wrong. I’m tired of this junk of, “Oh, I injected him a couple of years ago.” Blah, blah, blah ,blah, blah. MLB should automatically ban anyone who has used steroids, and also nullify all their personal accomplishments in the game, including, but not limited to, records, personal statistics, etc. Like they never existed. Because, in a way, they never did. 2003 A-Rod never existed. Why? Because the A-Rod who used steroids became a different A-Rod. A-Rod pre-2003 died. A new man was born. And he was called……