My lucky seven
A few days later, here are my own calls on last week’s Lucky Seven.
1. I should have phrased this question better, because I think some of you took it as a yes-or-no question. What I mean was, do you EXPECT it? Or do you just HOPE it? And I can honestly say I still don’t EXPECT this team to make the postseason. I think they’re a heavy favorite, but I’m not all the way to expecting it again yet, like I would have said in May or most of June.
2. Like most of you, I say it’s the starting pitching. Somebody has to be a clear-cut choice to start a Game 2; whether it’s Suppan, whether it’s Mulder, whether it’s somebody else, I don’t really care. But there has to be somebody to match up with other team’s second-game starters.
3. The open-air quality will soon be the best, I think. Once the area beyond left-center doesn’t look quite so much like a hole in the ground. The worst aspect, to me, is the parts that still look and feel unfinished.
4. Pac Bell/SBC/AT&T Park in SF is the best place in the NL to watch a game in my opinion. Maybe the best in baseball. The best place to work, however, is Minute Maid Park in Houston. Perfect setup at that place.
5. I think I’d go with Shaun Alexander if I’m lucky enough to pick first in either of my leagues. But really, the best spot is 3rd — you’re guaranteed to get LJ, Tomlinson or Alexander.
6. I’ll say USC beats Miami in the title game. Miami is probably the most underrated team in the country right now, and they have a favorable schedule.
7. Nobody makes me laugh till my sides hurt quite like Patton Oswalt. I was a huge Mitch Hedberg fan, may he rest in peace.