Are there any rock stars rooting for the Rockies this season? NOT on this list. Rockies are in San Diego today, where it's been raining. Home opener is on April 6th against the Washington Nationals.
Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, Alice Cooper, Patrick Carney of The Black Keys and Zach Lind of Jimmy Eat World are just some of the over 110 musicians and baseball fans who offered up their thoughts to Spin on the season that starts Thursday.
Here are the World Series predictions of some notable names in the article. Read their full thoughts at the Spin website.
Mike McCready of Pearl Jam (Favorite Team: Seattle Mariners): "Until Edwin Diaz suffered a tragic injury in the WBC, I was all over the same prediction I had last season (M’s over Mets). That said, I’m hoping for the Mariners again, but now against the Dodgers in the World Series!"
Patrick Carney of The Black Keys (Cleveland Guardians): "I’d love to see Cleveland beat someone with an outrageous payroll. That’s the dream. Cleveland vs. Dodgers, for instance."
Alice Cooper (Detroit Tigers): "I’m putting one dollar to win a million and I’ll say Kansas City for the American League. And I’ll pick somebody that has no chance at all…Cincinnati. Hey, look, at the beginning of the Super Bowl, I said Kansas City 38, Eagles 35. So don’t laugh at my predictions. Or, I’m going to say St. Louis and Boston. Now, if that ends up being the World Series, you’re going to think I’m a genius. And if it isn’t, you already know I’m an idiot. So I can’t lose."
Zach Lind of Jimmy Eat World (Arizona Diamondbacks): "This is impossible to guess at this point, but I’ll go with Mets defeating the Yankees in six games."
Charlie Benante of Anthrax (Chicago Cubs): "Yankees vs. Mets, and Yankees win."
Evan Westfall of CAAMP (Cleveland Guardians): "My World Series prediction is Guardians vs. Mets. Would love to see Frankie Lindor face his old team in a best of seven. That’d be some good television."
Pat Monahan of Train (San Francisco Giants): "It would be a lot of fun for me to root for the Giants and have my father-in-law there and play the Mariners. That would be a super fun World Series for me."
Ben Bridwell from Band of Horses (Atlanta Braves/Seattle Mariners): "Ideally, I’d love to see Atlanta Braves in the Fall Classic beat the Oakland A’s. (Laughs) If I had to bet, I’d guess there’s a good chance we’re looking at the L.A. Dodgers vs. Houston Astros. Or Yankees."
Kenny Hensley of The Head and the Heart (Los Angeles Dodgers): "Dodgers vs. Blue Jays. Dodgers in six."
Pete Yorn (Yankees): "I’m going to pick my Yankees vs. the Padres. Have to do it! With Fernando Tatis coming back after a 20-game suspension, the Padres will be even more dangerous. Yanks in seven."
Ricky Phillips of Styx (Los Angeles Dodgers): "Dodgers vs. Yankees."
Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides (Cincinnati Reds): "Just because of the players that they’ve got, and it would be fun to see the Angels win the World Series against the Braves."
Zack Merrick of All Time Low (Baltimore Orioles): "San Diego Padres vs. New York Yankees."
Dan Gleason of Grouplove (Detroit Tigers): "I live in Atlanta. So I’ve got the Braves beating the Yankees with a smile on my face."