This evening I watched a special edition of Baseball Tonight, and it concluded with each person who was featured on the show making a "bold" prediction (basically something totally unexpected happening in baseball this season). A few were interesting, like Peter Gammons saying Grady Sizemore will win AL MVP and Orestes Destrade predicting Ichiro Suzuki will hit .400.
But there was high comedy when our favorite ESPN punching bag, Steve Phillips, made his prediction. And boy, did he go for the big laughs.
"Alex Rodriguez will win not only the All-Star Game MVP, but he will be MVP of both the American League and the World Series."
Phillips clearly went for laughs. I thought it was hysterical, as it made me laugh out loud, but the crowd at Disney at Orlando behind him booed.
Don't give up your day job, Steve.
On second thought, do us all a favor and give it up.