It’s World Series time!
And it all starts tonight, Wednesday, October 27, 2010.
Even though the Cubs and White Sox are not in the World Series, Chicago baseball fans, will be following, … and have a prediction.
Recently, the Chicago Baseball Museum asked several Chicago baseball fans—media members, celebrities, former players and VIPs — their World Series prediction.
See who they picked.
Notice… if the majority of CBM World Series Predictions are right the Rangers will take it!
Art Berke, author of Art of Pale Hose, 30 yr. baseball industry veteran: Giants in 7
Chet Coppeck, ESPN-Radio: I love. The Rangers defense. Call it Texas in six. MVP: Cliff Lee
Greg Bowman, Sr. Program Director, Comcast SportsNet: Texas Rangers in 6 games
James Cornelius: Giants in five
Ted Cox, Daily Herald: Giants in 7
Melissa Cronin, Age Wise Care Management; previous Chicago Baseball Museum Board of Director: Rangers in 7
Paul Donohue, Chicago Baseball Museum Board Member: Giants in 6 Rowand and Uribe make the difference!
Dave Dwyer, Import Manager, City Beverage, Markham, IL: Rangers in 7
Dr. David Fletcher, CBM Founder and President: Giants in 7, Juan Uribe MVP
Marvin Freeman, Pro Performance Pitching, former Major League pitcher with White Sox, Braves, Phillies and Rockies: Giants in 7 Games. Looking for the Giant pitchers to conquer Texas hitters. Pitch in to win!
Don Flynn, First Pitch Baseball: My prediction – the Giants in 7. Two evenly matched teams, but Brian Bochy will out manage Ron Washington and the Giants have home-field advantage which will help negate Cliff Lee’s 3 starts
Nicki Flynn, Program Director, Developmental Pathways: Giants in 6
Elliott Harris, sports columnist, Chicago Sun-Times: San Francisco over Texas in seven games
Dave Hight, Attorney, Ice Miller LLP, LaGrange, IL: Rangers in 5
Pat Hughes, WGN Radio: SF in 6
Mike Imrem, Daily Herald: Rangers over Giants in six games
Matt Kennedy, Head Baseball Coach, Parkland Community College, Champaign, IL: Rangers in 7
William Kellens, Chicago Baseball Museum Board of Directors: My prediction is Texas in 7. Cliff Lee and Josh Hamilton are going to be vying for WS MVP
Connie Kowal, Director, Sports Complex & Recreation, Village of Libertyville: Texas Rangers in 5 games … power, pitching, speed
Paul Ladewski, Ogden Newspapers/Piratesreport.com writer-editor; Chicago Baseball Museum Website Contributor: Rangers in six games
Vance Law, Chicago White Sox, 1982-1984; Chicago Cubs 1988-1989: The Rangers over the Giants in 6 games
Rod Lovett, Athletic Director, Parkland Community College, Champaign, IL: The Rangers win in 6! Giants used a lot of energy just to get in the playoffs and to win the last two series. San Fran. pitching a little better but think the Rangers are the team to beat!
Eddie Mahoney, 50/50 Restaurant: I would think that the Rangers will win in 6 games
J.V. Malkovich, Agent, Dimond Bros Insurance, Champaign, IL: Texas in six
Ben Maller, Fox Sports Radio: Rangers over the Giants in 7 games
Joe McConnell, Sports Announcer, White Sox 1980-1984: Giants in 7
Mike Namoff, President, This is it Furniture, Champaign: Texas in 6
Greg Pryor, Sportsaholic: Rangers in 5
Phil Rogers, Chicago Tribune: Giants in 7 1/2
Ed Sherman, Columnist, Business of Sports, Crain’s Chicago Business: Giants in 6…Too much pitching. They finally break their long drought
Jeff Spaulding, senior producer, Major League Baseball Productions: Rangers win in 7!
Jason Stalter, Manager, Customer Services, United States Postal Services: Rangers in 7! Cliff Lee takes command in Game 7!
Paul Sullivan, former White Sox and current Cubs Beat Writer for the Chicago Tribune: Rangers in 6
Allen Rogoway, Chicago Baseball Museum Board Member: Rangers in 7 with Lee being able to go at least twice. A good story for both teams.
George Smith, CBM Advisory Board Member: Giants over Rangers in 6 games
Daniel Voelker, Chicago Baseball Museum Board Member: Rangers in 4!
David Wabick, State Director, USSSA Baseball, Tinley Park, IL: Texas in 6
Jeremiah Zimmer, Community Marketing Manager, Dick’s Sporting Goods: Rangers over the Giants in 6