Some extremely talented high school or college baseball players will be hanging by their phone Monday waiting for "That" call to come from a Major League team. Yes, the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft begins Monday and can be seen on the MLB TV Network.
Being a huge baseball fan, I was watching with interest the National League Wildcard game Wednesday night between the San Francisco Giants and the New York Mets. As the game went along it became obvious that the home plate umpire was not having the best of games behind the plate.
Kansas City will host the New York Mets at Kaufman Stadium and it's a tale of two franchises breaking away from the shadow of their more successful "brothers." In the case of the Royals, they get a chance to outshine the St. Louis Cardinals, who have been a consistent staple of postseason baseball. While the Mets want to give New York a reason to celebrate other than the Yankees.
With the Major League Baseball Playoffs underway it is time to review the Big Dog's pre-season picks. Of the 10 teams in the playoffs, I selected 5 of them to be there. So I guess I did alright on my picks.