Swami Says: Georgia Tech Coaches Predict MLB Playoffs

Oct. 5, 2010

As the Major League Baseball playoffs hit full swing Wednesday, Sting Daily polled 12 different coaches around the Georgia Tech Athletic Association to see who they think will win the American and National League Division Series’, the NLCS and ALCS, and the World Series.

2010 MLB Postseason Predictions
Coach Division Series Winners Championship Series Winners World Series Winner Reason

CourtneyShealy Hart (Swimming & Diving Head Coach) Tampa Bay, NewYork, Philadelphia, AtlantaTampa Bay, Atlanta Atlanta “The Braveshave a solid pitching staff to carry them through the postseasonand they will win a title for Bobby Cox!”

Coach Division Series Winners Championship Series Winners World Series Winner Reason

TomKinkelaar (Baseball Assistant/Pitching Coach) Tampa Bay, NewYork, Philadelphia, San FranciscoTampa Bay, PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia “They have a combination of everything – pitching,power and they can run.”

Coach Division Series Winners Championship Series Winners World Series Winner Reason

GeneHill (Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach) Tampa Bay, New York,Philadelphia, AtlantaNew York, Atlanta Atlanta “Because they arethe hometown team.”

Coach Division Series Winners Championship Series Winners World Series Winner Reason

BryanPrince (Baseball Assistant/Hitting Coach) Tampa Bay, New York,Philadelphia, AtlantaNew York, Philadelphia Philadelphia “They havebetter pitching, a comparable offensive lineup and a much betterdefense.”

Coach Division Series Winners Championship Series Winners World Series Winner Reason

AlanDrosky (Cross Country/Women’s Track & Field Head Coach)Texas, New York, Philadelphia, AtlantaNew York, PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia “Because they are the city of “Brotherly Love”. Enoughsaid..”

Coach Division Series Winners Championship Series Winners World Series Winner Reason

PaulJohnson (Football Head Coach) Tampa Bay, New York,Philadelphia, AtlantaNew York, Philadelphia Philadelphia “I thinkthey have the best team in the league.”

Coach Division Series Winners Championship Series Winners World Series Winner Reason

DannyHall (Baseball Head Coach) Tampa Bay, New York, Philadelphia,AtlantaNew York, Philadelphia Philadelphia “Because they have thebest team in the playoffs, no question.”

Coach Division Series Winners Championship Series Winners World Series Winner Reason

KennyThorne (Men’s Tennis Head Coach) Texas, New York, Philadelphia,AtlantaTexas, Philadelphia Philadelphia “I believe the Phillieshave three well-rested experienced pitchers that are hot at theright time in Oswalt, Hamels and Halladay. Also, my dad is a hugePhillies fan, so I pulled for them when I was young in order tomaintain a happy house.”

Coach Division Series Winners Championship Series Winners World Series Winner Reason

PaulHewitt (Men’s Basketball Head Coach) Tampa Bay, New York,Philadelphia, AtlantaNew York, Philadelphia New York “Becausethey’re the Yankees. They know how to.”

Coach Division Series Winners Championship Series Winners World Series Winner Reason

BruceHeppler (Men’s Golf Head Coach) Tampa Bay, New York,Philadelphia, AtlantaTampa Bay, Philadelphia Philadelphia “ThePhillies will win because they have the best pitching. The playoffsare close games, and nobody can beat their pitching or theirlineup. They have the drive to win.”

Coach Division Series Winners Championship Series Winners World Series Winner Reason

SharonPerkins (Softball Head Coach) Tampa Bay (3-1), New York (3-2),Philadelphia (3-1), Atlanta (3-2)New York (4-3), Philadelphia (4-1)New York (4-3) “Because I grew up rooting for them and love thewinning tradition they have in the Bronx.”

Coach Division Series Winners Championship Series Winners World Series Winner Reason

TonyaJohnson (Volleyball Head Coach) Texas, New York, Cincinnati,AtlantaNew York, Atlanta New York “”They will win because it’sshowtime for A-Rod and Jeter!”

Bonus Pick
Division Series Winners Championship Series Winners World Series Winner Reason

DanRadakovich (Director of Athletics) Tampa Bay, New York,Philadelphia, San FranciscoNew York, Philadelphia New York “Theyhave lots of talent that lives for October!”

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