Sunday, October 30, 2005

fearless prediction for 2006

Over the past two years, we have seen the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox retire the longest MLB championship droughts for American League teams. I'm quick to jump on a trend. I hereby predict the Cleveland Indians will win the World Series in 2006.

-- The Indians last won the World Series in 1948, giving them the longest current AL futility streak.

-- They were torrid in the second half of the 2005 season, before a fade in the last week kept them from capturing a wild card or division spot.

But I'm not going to be able to predict a Cubs championship any time soon. I mean, I do have some sense of reality.