By now, we've gotten used to being ignored. We've seen experts (Joe Sheehan) pick us to win 71 games during the regular season. Heck, I can point out plenty of pre-season experts who had us pegged for 4th place in the division. -- I knew how to deal with that.
So what do I do know?
Baseball Analysts: Chicago in 5 or 6
ESPN: Experts split; 5 for Chicago, 5 for Anaheim. [Caple: Sox in 6]
Baseball Musings: Coin Flip, Chicago
Aaron F. Gleeman: Chicago in 7
- Rosenthal: Chicago in 6
I'm sure there's more out there, but that's about all I can stomach. -- I had this nice little system all worked out in my head. The Sox weren't supposed to do anything, so I didn't get my hopes up. They weren't picked to win the Central. They weren't picked to win the ALDS. I was cautiously optimistic that they could do both, however. Now that they are suddenly the favorites, I don't know how to deal with the pressure.