The Boston Red Sox took six games to beat the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2013 World Series, just like Tommy Corsi tweeted back in March.
Who is this Corsi fellow? Well, the only thing we know about him can be gleaned from his Twitter account that is abuzz with activity at the moment.
You see, as his beloved Sox clinched on Wednesday night, the baseball equivalent of Nostradamus was collecting his prize as the soothsayer to end all soothes—or something like that.
A grand tip of the hat and thankful bow to Larry Brown Sports' Steve DelVecchio for spotting the following tweet amid all the hype and hoopla concerning the Red Sox at the moment.
6 days till the season calling it now sox win World Series in 6 over the Cards— Tommy Corsi (@tcors54) March 26, 2013
So if you want to know what went down on Wednesday night, six months after that tweet, well, take a look at that tweet.
You only need to glimpse at his feed at the moment to see just how happy this particular fan is to have called the series.
Of course, there were some nerves before Game 6 ended.
Everyone chill...games not over yet— Tommy Corsi (@tcors54) October 31, 2013
And then the jubilation came with a little nod to Workaholics.
Yes I called it and yes I'm fully torqued— Tommy Corsi (@tcors54) October 31, 2013
And now Corsi can sit back and bask in the knowledge that he was far better predicting the end of the season than any MLB pundit. He must be horrible to watch movies with, calling the end of the film before it even begins.
Because it seems relevant, we took a look at some of the wonderful predictions from guys paid to prognosticate. Back in March, ESPN had a collection of analysts offer their picks.
As you see, it's not an exact science. I particularly enjoyed Jerry Crasnick selecting the Blue Jays in the east and the Angels out west.
That's not to chide an analyst, but it's more to show how anything can and will happen in a season.
The Tigers and Nationals seem to dominate the then-possible World Series pairings, and nobody thought to include the Red Sox as even winning the AL East.
Sure, it's easy to laugh at them with hindsight, so go ahead and do so now.
The Red Sox were coming off an awful season wherein Bobby Valentine was nearly run out of town. After sending a great deal of talent west, it made sense to predict Boston would sit comfortably near the bottom of a tough division all season.
However, there were some who believed.
The remarkable aspect is Corsi not only had faith in his own team, but he also called the Cardinals being vanquished six games into the series.
That kind of prediction would have received laughs months ago, but today it gets Internet praise. With that, I predict the Royals will beat the Marlins in four games in 2017.
Now there is no need to play the games in 2014, just ask this fan who will win and throw a parade shortly after.
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