About a week or so ago, Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster was feeling pretty loose and said he expects the Cubs to win the World Series this year. Not to put any pressure on his teammates or anything. Ordinarily I would have ripped on the guy for making such a brazen guarantee, but when you think about it, shouldn’t all players feel that way about their club? I certainly think so, therefore I laid off Dempster. The only problem was that he could have simply kept his mouth shut instead of providing more fuel to his opponent’s fire. Anyhow, enter Orioles first baseman/DH/scrub/loud mouth Kevin Millar:
“I’m guaranteeing a 2008 World Series. Everybody else is,” Millar said while standing at this locker before yesterday’s first full-squad workout.
“I’m going on the record right now. We’re going to shock the world. I don’t know who Dempster is in Chicago, but if he thinks he’s going to win the World Series, he has to come through us first.”
Millar had one more prediction: “I’m going deep off Ryan Dempster,” he said.
Well, Millar certainly isn’t good for much production these days, but at least we know the dude can still be relied upon for a great quote. Count me as a man eagerly awaiting the Cubs/Orioles interleague matchup if it happens. And let’s all remember, for all the teams predicting World Series victories, only one teams accomplishes its goal at the end of the year, 29 are disappointed. Not everyone can be right.Google+