With the All-Star game behind us it is on to the second half of the Major League Baseball season.  It makes a good time to look back at my picks at the beginning of the season and see just where I am with my selections.

Back on April 1st, I made these predictions. In the National League East, I picked the Atlanta Braves. In the National League Central, I went with the Cincinnati Reds. I also selected the winner of the National League West to be the Los Angeles Dodgers with the wildcards going to the St. Louis Cardinals and the Washington Nationals. I chose the National League title to go to the Washington Nationals.

Ok, the Cardinals, Braves, Reds and Dodgers are still in the chase with the Nationals not doing as well as I thought they would.

In the American League I picked the Baltimore Orioles to win the East with the Detroit Tigers winning the Central and the Oakland A’s winning the West. I selected the wildcard teams to be the Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels. I went with the American League winner as the Oakland A’s.

OK, Baltimore, Detroit and Oakland are still right there in the hunt. The Royals are a ways off right now and the Angels are on life support.

I did pick the World Series winner to be the Washington Nationals.  That pick is not looking good at all. But the funny thing about baseball is you just never know. A team can go on a tear and win it all. Just ask the Cardinals.

I'll check back with you in October to see how I actually did.  As off the All-star Break I give myself a "B" for a report card on my prognostications.