Not even close to the Amazing Kreskin -- a little more Carnac the Magnificent a la Johnny Carson -- when it comes to making playoff predictions, I never stop trying.
I'm the very first to admit that my success in pools of any kind has more to do with luck than skill or study so I wouldn't go betting on Pro Line based on what you are about to read.
In no particular order:
Angels - Red Sox: "L.A." (aka Anaheim) is my choice in this race. I like how the Angels loudly announced their serious charge for a championship by acquiring both Mark Teixeira and Torii Hunter ... but I also pick those Angels because I am sick of the Bosox.
Rays - White Sox: On the fence on this one, but Ozzie Guillen is such good TV I almost want to see his Sox fall behind and then be motivated to beat the Rays by him going on a rant. I pick Chicago.
Phillies - Brewers: Truthfully I haven't spent much time watching either of these teams through the regular season so I flipped a coin. Phillies advance.
Cubs - Dodgers: Oh how cool would it be to see Joe Torre really stick it to the Yankees by taking this L.A. team all the way? Not as cool as seeing the loveable losers from Chicago end their drought. Cubs send L.A. golfing.
The Carnac prediction for the World Series is one that would see TV ratings soar and I wouldn't miss a pitch: Cubs -- White Sox with the champagne popping at a massive party on the South Side.
See? Super-sports-journalist-science at work and now we watch and wait to see if my predictions are Carnac or Kreskin.
-- Jody Vance is a sportscaster and personality with Leafs TV. Her columns appear Tuesdays and Thursdays in 24 hours.