Monday, April 02, 2007

Diamond Notes

Don't forget to pray for all the Woodward Park'ers down in Mexicali, Mexico over Spring Break. A contingent from Fresno is down there helping with the first-ever Vacation Bible School our at mission church.


Florida versus Ohio State. Who's your pick?

I've had Florida v. Ohio State since the beginning of the tourney, with Florida winning.


I love the Pacific Time Zone. Big sporting events are always over before bedtime out here.

Tonight, though, I'll have the tube trained not on the NCAA Hoops final but on the Rangers season opener with the Angels (ESPN-2, 7:05 PST). Can't wait to see Michael Young, Hank Blalock and Tex swing the sticks again!

Last night, though, I did find one drawback. After a wonderful day with God's family at Woodward Park, culminated by a counseling session, I arrived home to watch the Cardinals/Mets season opener.

It was over.

Thankfully, I had DVR'd the game and was able to watch it quickly last night. Just hearing the voices of Jon Miller and Joe Morgan was like balm on a wound. It's amazing how slow those 6 months without baseball seem to pass. But now, with the opening of the season, all is right with the world again!

Here are my picks for the '07 season:

AL East -- Yankees
AL Central -- Indians
AL West -- Angels
AL Wild Card -- Red Sox
NL East -- Mets
NL Central -- Astros
NL West -- Padres
NL Wild Card -- Phillies

World Series -- Yankees over the Mets in a Subway Series.