Alright we are one round into the MLB Postseason schedule. I guess two rounds if you consider the new Wild Card game a round. Thought I would weigh in with another music/sports blog. Those who read my blog regularly know two of my favorite things are music and sports and I enjoy wedding the two together when I can.
Here are some thoughts and predictions on the playoff teams.
Starting with the NL & AL Division Series
Giants v Reds
San Francisco Giants– Skin O’ My Teeth, Megadeth
The Giants did get past the Reds but had to do it in dramatic fashion. Losing the first two games at home and then sweeping the Reds in Cincinnati was no small feat, but, they barely hit and need to be careful or they will be home sitting on the skin of their behinds!
Cincinnati Reds– Red Road, Slavior
Unfortunately for the Reds the road they hit was a dead end. Ouch, tough way to end a season losing three straight playoff games at home. Latos proved why San Diego Padre fans are glad he was traded, losing his cool and the game in the series finale. I thought pitchers stopped crying after the age of 12.
Cardinals v Nationals
St. Louis Cardinals- Another Hit and Run, Def Leppard
Yes, Def Leppard was a Heavy Metal band at one time. The never say die Cardinals did it again. This time totally deflating the Nationals and their fans in the 9th inning of game five of the NLDS.
Washington Nationals–Bang Your Head(Metal Health), Quiet Riot
If you are a Nats fan you have to be hitting your head against the wall wondering what happened. And how in the world could they shut down their best pitcher makes no sense! Kind of like dating a supermodel but you can’t touch her…what’s the point?
A’s v Tigers
Oakland A’s–Green Manalishi, Judas Priest
The A’s were a beast this year catching and overtaking the mighty Texas Rangers. Too bad such a great season came to a screeching halt.
Detroit Tigers–Hell Cat(s), Scorpions
Triple crown threat, these Tigers are looking good… now to slay the dreaded Yankees.
Orioles v Yankees
Even the Yankee fans are sick of the Yankees and wanted to see the Orioles win. New blood needed. Orioles players, much like the band Against the Natural are not well known but both kick butt!
New York Yankees –On and On, Michael Schenker Group
It just goes on and on for the Yankees. Baseball is not better with them in the playoffs every year. I am suddenly a huge Tigers fan.
NLCS & ALCS Predictions
Giants v Cardinals
San Fransisco Giants–Home Sweet Home, Motley Crue
The Giants have to play better at home than they have of late or they are going home early. Giants are kind of the Padres north so I have to root for them. Here is a trivia questions for you sports fans. Who is the only person to be on the field in uniform for ALL five of the Padres playoff seasons? See answer below.
St. Louis Cardinals–Flying High Again-Ozzy Osbourne
They won it all last year and are poised to do it again even without Albert Pujols.
Tigers v Yankees
Detroit Tigers–Die With Your Boots On, Iron Maiden
The country depends on you to knock out the Yankees. It will be tough though and if they’re gonna die, die with your boots on!
New York Yankees–Sad But True, Metallica
Yes the Yankees are deep into the postseason again. Anyone else sick of them yet? Sad but true they will most likely beat the Tigers and head to their 5,000th World Series, bla, bla, bla!
World Series 2012
The Fall Classic comes down to Giants v Yankees in my opinion.
Trivia answer Bruce Bochy was a player in 1984 and Manger in 96, 98, 2005 & 2006. Tony Gwynn was a player in 1984, 96 and 98 but not around for the last two playoff teams.