Baseball is a sport of speculation and anticipation, in a rough sense. It's human nature to take a moment to wonder about the future, and for us baseball fans, in which direction the sport is heading. How many years do some of our favorite aging stars have left in the tank? What does the future hold for our favorite organization? Will someone ever come along and throw more no-hitters than Nolan Ryan or win more games than Cy Young?
Let's face it. Those are huge feats that may never be accomplished ever again. To even have a chance, you'll have to be born with a God-given talent like no other. Such a child would need the 23 greatest chromosomes from each parent to combine in the same location—a gift from the baseball gods.
Okay, I'm exaggerating a bit there, but it's certainly possible. Looking around the game today, some of the league's top talents are hooking up with some great female athletes, and the result can only be positive, right? Let's take a moment to do something fun.
With such unreachable goals in mind, lets take a moment to forecast the next baseball great and rank the parents that are most likely to provide the genes to get him there.