As of this writing, we now know who the postseason participants will be for the upcoming 2012 MLB playoffs. The new format promises to bring even more exciting drama in the month of October.
The St. Louis Cardinals will be vying to defend their World Series championship. The Texas Rangers will be attempting to get back to the Fall Classic for the third year in a row. The Washington Nationals are bringing postseason baseball back to the nation's capital for the first time in 79 years. The Baltimore Orioles are making their first appearance since 1997.
Those are just some of the storylines that loom over the coming days and weeks. Many others will no doubt be discussed as well.
As we wait one more day for the postseason to officially arrive, we will take some time to make some predictions for the 2012 MLB postseason. Some will be silly, some will be completely off the cuff. Some might even be based on historical data.
We'll let you decide which one of the three each prediction could be.
Predictions in baseball are like opinions. Everyone has one. Right or wrong, each fan will stand by their predictions, even if it has no basis in fact or merit.
That's what baseball is all about. After all, did you honestly predict the Oakland A's would win the AL West?
See what I mean?