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Red Sox fan Tommy Corsi predicted exact outcome of World Series back in March

John-Farrell-World-Series-trophyDan Shaughnessy, a Boston Globe writer who has drawn the ire of Boston fans for a number of years for his obsession with writing pessimistic articles, summed up the 2013 Boston Red Sox on Thursday morning the only way he knew how.

“Nobody saw this coming,” Shaughnessy wrote in his column. “Nobody.”

For a guy who wrote back in February that it is “tough to feel good about David Ortiz” and that the 2013 edition of the Red Sox could be “really bad,” that is a convenient way of putting it. The fact of the matter is most Boston fans were certain their team was not a championship contender after last year’s abysmal 69-win campaign — even though they had ridden themselves of Bobby Valentine and others. Tommy Corsi was not one of those fans.

There are plenty of fans in the world who are going to be optimistic no matter what the situation looks like. Proclaiming that your underdog team is going to “win it all” is nothing new, but Corsi nailed the opponent and the amount of games Boston would need in the World Series to get the job done. Whether it was a complete guess or not, that is amazing.

Corsi told Larry Brown Sports that it was the John Farrell hiring that made him feel like this team could be special.

“It was just a shot in the dark,” he said. “The Red Sox have always been my favorite team, and when they signed Farrell I felt good.”

You probably won’t find a single so-called “expert” who picked the Red Sox to win the American League. You certainly won’t find one who predicted Red Sox-Cardinals in the Fall Classic. Lucky or not, Corsi is now a living Twitter legend.

H/T Big League Stew


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  • ZeroSumGame

    Coincidence.

  • Wizzardofahs

    How come they disappear in obscurity and are never held accountable all the times these so called experts get it wrong on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis. Congrats on 1 writer getting it right 1time!

  • Joe Kuykendall

    Eh not so amazing, I mean both teams had potential to be there. Now if he would of said that the Houston Astros would of won it against say the KC Royals…NOW THAT would of been impressive…and unrealistic ;)

  • Tom Wynne

    yes…little Tommie has been predicting the Sox win it over somebody every year…even a blind squirrel finds a nut every so often…and twitter found Tommie!!!