November 30, 2009
Well, it’s after Thanksgiving so I guess we can put the 2009 baseball season to rest, including our fearless predictions. The final votes are in and Tony L. is the Winner, as expected. Congratulations, Tony, for leading from wire-to-wire! Now you can enjoy your individual title as well as NYY”s 27th title because the rest of the world is hoping that it takes at least another ten years for you to get the 28th. I have ordered a suitable trophy for Tony as the winner. I will forward a presentation picture as soon as it arrives.
In a surprising move up the standings, Marc W. jumped from 5th to second position, only one point behind Tony, by correctly picking the NL MVP and Cy Young. I guess that makes Marc the baseball equivalent of his beloved Houston Texans, close but just not quite good enough. (Peyton Manning would have made a pretty good closer, don’t you think, Marc?)
Rocky and Leo finished with an impressive 41 and 40 points, respectively. Rocky deserves credit for also correctly picking the NL MVP and Cy Young winners.
The rest of us need to be studying the hot-stove league to get ready for next year. The good news is that we’ve got lots of room for improvement.
Tony L. - 49 points (Pujols)
Marc W. - 48 points (Pujols, Lincecum)
Rocky W. - 41 points (Pujols, Lincecum)
Leo G. - 40 points (Pujols)
Tom M. – 30 points
Steve J. - 30 points
Scott R. - 21 points (Pujols)
Pete H. - 19 points
SI Mag. – 10 points (Lincecum)
Jed M. – 8 points