Remember that old Batman television show? Remember how in the fight scenes, they always had those comic strip call outs that said, "Oof," and "Wham!"? Imagine how fun it would be if all those call outs accompanied every single incorrect pick from Labor Day. It would be epic! And it would take the sting off of one of the worst picking days in Game Picks history. Only four picks were correct. That's right, four. It took the Dodgers eleven innings to make that pick correct. The Braves behind the amazing Kris Medlen was a correct pick (and the Game of the Day pick). The Rangers behind Yu Darvish and a gazillion homers off of Bruce Chen was correct and Ricky Nolasco and the Marlins came in a winner. Everything else? Wrong. Nice try. Boink! Kappow!
What are you going to do? As mom would have asked, "Did you do your best?" Yes, Mom. "Then that's all you can do." Right, Mom. Oh well. Perhaps Tuesday will be better. The picks:
- The Orioles over the Blue Jays: You win, Orioles. After weeks and months of treating you like some guy that crashed the party, it is time to admit that you are the party. Zach Britton over Carlos Villanueva. Another thing to finally realize. As bad as the Red Sox have been, the Blue Jays have been worse.
- The Braves over the Rockies: Tommy Hanson, to be frank, has stunk up the joint since his return from the DL. But he can give up four or five and win this one as the Braves should score against Drew Pomeranz and whatever relievers pitch after his 75 pitches are done. And no, this picker cannot help himself by picking a fight over that stupid Rockies' plan any chance he can get.
And the Game of the Day!
Yesterday: 4-11 Wham!
Week: 13-17 Crash!
Month: 19-27 Oof!
Games of the Day: 93-63