All of us our “favorite” things. And very often things become our favorite because of exposure and timing as much as our personal taste. You might be a fan of disco because you started your formative years in the late 70’s. You might be a NASCAR fan because you grew up in Talladega, Alabama. You might love steak because your parent is the Chris in Ruth’s Chris (and if THAT’s the case, I am jealous). So for whatever reason, we all have our favorite things. One of my favorite bands of all time is U2. They were formed in their current incarnation the year that I was born. Their greatest album came out when I was in elementary school developing my tastes and opinions. My oldest brother had the Rattle and Hum VHS and it was one of the first concert-type videos I had seen…over and over again. Their “rebirth” of sorts took place the year I got married and started a new chapter in life. So there are a lot of reasons that I identify with them (aside from the fact that they are fantastic). And those reasons are why I elected to make this week a U2 themed week, with a song for each game. I realize that I will be the person that enjoys this week the most, but hey, if you can’t pick your favorites on your own blog, where can you?!
Now for a quick tangent, the MLB awards have all been announced so let’s see how the Swami and the Guru fared:
- The Guru & BBWAA agreed on: NL Cy Young, AL Rookie of the Year, NL & AL Managers of the year
- The Swami & BBWAA agreed on: NL MVP, AL Cy Young, NL & AL Rookies of the Year, NL & AL Managers of the year
- The BBWAA got the AL MVP wrong
But that’s enough about that. Now it’s time for THE PICKS!!
Until next time… The Swami!!