First and foremost I would like to thank myself formally for jinxing the New England Patriots last night. By my selection of them on Streak for the Cash at the end of a month, they never stood a chance. Every Tom Brady wounded duck. That was all me! Every time Nate Solder attempted something that those in the industry call "blocking." This guy! Kansas City's systematic decimation of the then-number one defense in the NFL was all because of...you get the point. Now that I am done gloating as a deflection for my own failures, I bring you today's Streaking In Public. Since it is the last day of September and I've been doo doo the past week, I am going to forego my final day of Streak for the Cash picking. I know, you're devastated. Hark! The Beat the Streak Angels sing! Yes, I too thought the Beat the Streak season ended with the final game of the regular season. As I am with most things in life however, I was wrong. MLB.com has put a postseason twist on their centerpiece fantasy game.
Instead of picking one or two players each day to get a hit, I will select a stable of five players that I feel will get the most hits over the course of the entire 2014 postseason. Similarly to the ESPN's Playoff Challenges for hockey and football, one needs to put their cards on the table early as to whom they believe will be going the farthest in the playoffs. As you can see from my selections, I have the World Series featuring the St. Louis Cardinals (my preseason pick) and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Mike Trout and Albert Pujols represent the Halos for my roster while less sexy picks Matt Carpenter and Jhonny Peralta do the same for the defending National League champions. Why is Anthony Rendon there then? Simply put, I think the Nationals/Cardinals will be a seven game NLCS and that Rendon in a series fewer will get more hits than say Kole Calhoun from LA or Yadier Molina from St. Louis will get in a series more. Now just watch as Hank Conger goes 11-for-15 in the World Series just to spite me.
The only game tonight is between Oakland and Kansas City so there will be no update of my progress tomorrow. Nevertheless, with October rolling in there will be a renewed vigor towards Streak for the Cash and a recurring theme for the month. Stay tuned and as always HAPPY STREAKING EVERYBODY!!
Image Credit; BTS Postseason Roster (mlb.com)