Sep 10, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; A general view of Fenway Park during the seventh inning of the game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Red Sox. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
Predictions have long been a staple of baseball fans, especially Red Sox fans, and Bill James even created a cottage industry with PECOTA. Player predictions, team predictions and management predictions and, of course, the ever changing odds on who will make the playoffs or win the MVP.
I do recall that in a Nostradamus quatrain was something about a “Red leathering wearing fiefdom expunging the curse of the rotund hero.” So, just maybe, this baseball predicting goes back to the 16th century? So now it is baseball swami time for what the crystal ball ($9.95) portends for the Red Sox.