Friday, April 8, 2022

The IT IS HIGH 2022 Prediction Leaderboard is here, (and it's not pretty.) You still can get involved

So... here we go. Print and save. I'll keep a link available. You still have time. Sorry, but we had to ban Anonymous posts because of trolls.

PREDICTED NUMBER OF YANKEE VICTORIES IN 2022 
BY THE IT IS HIGH COMMENTATOR GENIUS GALLERY

Carl J. Weitz: 97
Ids Dutchfan: 97
Above Average: 96
Parson Tom: 96
JM: 95
Gary Frenay: 94
Doug K: 93
Kevin: 93
Platoni: 93
Local Bargain Jerk: 92
ZacharyA: 91
Dantes: 90
Yankees Shamus: 90
Alphonso: 89
Ranger_lp: 89
Anonymous Bosch: 89
Publius: 88
Hinkey Haines: 88
Ken of Brooklyn: 88
Borntorun999: 87
Scottish Yankee Fan: 87
DickAllen: 86
The Hammer of God: 86
Oasisdave: 85
Hunter: 84
Rufus T Firefly: 83
13bit: 82
The Archangel: 81
el Duque: 81
The Win Warblist: 80
HoraceClarke66: 77
RtotheE: 70

51 comments:

ZacharyA said...

I'll go with 91 wins and third place in the division.

JM said...

I'm just relieved that four guys were more optimistic than I was.

AboveAverage said...

I'd say 96 is Above Average.

Carl J. Weitz said...

JM....I'm at the top of the list at 97. But since we read the blog every day, how can any daily observer here really be considered optimistic?

Carl J. Weitz said...

By the way, where is Winnie?
I haven't seen him here in quite a while and no predictions.
I hope he's okay.

The Archangel said...

The NY press is saying that Judge will not sign today, so take off a few more wins for all the tedium of every city asking him about it when he goes there
. Plus, the Vegas guy in me says that Canada won't relent on vaccinations, so Yankees will not fare well there. I feel good about my prediction, esp. when Sevy is out by May.

The Archangel said...

If there is tie between me and El Duque, will we have to have a duel?

ZacharyA said...

Gotta love the PR masterclass by the Yankees, announcing two hours before gametime that they're not re-signing the only truly great player on the roster. We're becoming the Mets.

Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside said...

I’ll take 80

Ken of Brooklyn said...

Yes, sending a shout out to WINNIE> WE MISS YOU,,,,,, here's hoping you're doing OK and just bored with this team!

TheWinWarblist said...

80 painful and misleading wins and 82 excruciating losses.

TheWinWarblist said...

I have been stoooopidly busy. And depressed. The world is dreadful now. Like the kind of dreadful that made all our parents trauma survivors and PTSD sufferers.

TheWinWarblist said...

My father didn't go to Normandy in June '44 for a vacation, and yet there are still genocidal fascists destroying Europe. And in the US Senate. Appointing more fascists to the Supreme Court.

TheWinWarblist said...

Ken, I've missed you all too. I've been lurking. Know that when I am not speaking know that I am always always lurking.

ranger_lp said...

$233M over 8 years is sort of paltry...

TheWinWarblist said...

#KBJ !!

Carl J. Weitz said...

Hey Winnie...Glad to see you didn't succumb to any hospital germs.

Celerino Sanchez said...

They'll win 90 games and trade half their "A" prospects at the deadline to get there

Ken of Brooklyn said...

Winnie, I absolutely ECHO your depression about the current state of affairs, I have also dropped off commenting as much but have continued to lurk, every day in fact,,,,, the horrors and atrocities that are being perpetrated abroad, more often than not, cannot find the words or brain space to chime in on baseball,,,,,,
BUT> I'm extremely grateful for ALL OF YOU who daily bring the comedy, insight and brilliant criticism that has profoundly buoyed me during these brutal times, and, that unites us all here at IIHIIFIIC!

Bless You!
ALL HAIL IIHIIFIIC
FU HAL
PLAY BALL!

DickAllen said...


Judge turned down $39MM per.

Trade that mother to Milwaukee. Or Pittsburgh. Or anywhere else.

DickAllen said...

30MM

borntorun999 said...

So no Judge extension…wasn’t his new contract the reason we passed on so many other players this off season?

borntorun999 said...

Dick, you raise a reasonable question - if the team can’t/won’t Sidney Judge, shouldn’t he be traded?

Celerino Sanchez said...

Who needs Judge, Hicks and Stanton are here for the next 5 years. In fact I think they just gave Hicks a lifetime contract.

borntorun999 said...

LOL, I meant sign Judge. Damn auto correct


DickAllen said...


We can finish fourth without him

DickAllen said...


They gave Hicks a lifetime BASEBALL contract - which, in Hicks case is only good for 50 games a year

Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside said...

Can I revise my 80 to a 79? We’re not going to win this one either.

Platoni said...

Well, Cole looks like he came to play

ranger_lp said...

Cole getting hammered early...not the same w/o gorilla glue...

Urban Farmer formerly known as DutchFan said...

Well, you can't win them all

TheWinWarblist said...

Pathetic ...

Gary Frenay said...

Watching Cole implode in the first inning. Can I amend my number DOWN?!

HoraceClarke66 said...

Hey, Cole already in late-season form!

Are they actually running a replay of the playoff game last year? Or has the season started?

HoraceClarke66 said...

RIZZO!

Izo good! Or something like that.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Agree about the state of the world, guys. And agree that this is one of the very best places to take cover from it.

HoraceClarke66 said...

I think Stanton basically makes up his mind about which number pitch to swing at back in the dugout.

The Archangel said...

The world has always been ugly and dangerous, humans easily vile. We seem to somehow think that we have evolved.

Ask 100-yr old vet about WWII,
A 70-yr. old about Vietnam,
A 35 yr old about Iraq.

How about Bosnia or Central Africa.?

Seriously, just study history and realize how lucky most of us have been to have been born in the 1950's in America.
Most of us have simply dodged the historical bullet.

On that happy thought,
How About Those Yankees!!
Trade Judge to Pittsburgh and let him enjoy the anominity.

TheWinWarblist said...

Nice to see Gallo gettig off to a good start: Called out on strikes.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Commentary of the year so far, regarding Falafel: "He doesn't hit a lot of home runs."

16 in 1,523 plate appearances? No, he does not.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Let's give HAL and the Brain some credit. Think about how hard they must have worked, coming up with a number they could be sure Judge would reject, but would still make it sound like they were serious.

Who says these guys don't earn their money?

Unknown said...

$1, Bob.

TheWinWarblist said...

NO SEE PO SOMETHING, YOU BIG HAMBURGER!!!

ranger_lp said...

Maybe the way we should look at the Judge situation...the Yanks Jetered Judge...

ranger_lp said...

Castro needs to get rid of that ugly Mets glove...

ranger_lp said...

BTW, the report said that Judge wants 9 years...F that IMO...

Doug K. said...

Oh good. DJ ties it up. Now Chapman can blow the game. It's a Yankee/Red Sox Tradition.

Doctor T said...

I'll go with 80 wins and second to last place.

As Judge's tenure with the team ticks down to zero, the demoralized character of the team will saturate the stadium, until the stadium is empty and everyone is going to Met games.

But we'll still have Randy Levine, Lonn Trost, Hal Steinbrenner, Brian Cashman and his dog, Aaron Boone.

Not that anyone will care.

Vampifella said...

I'm late to the party. This year is really tough for me to call. I think they'll be bad but not below .500 bad. Most likely 5 games over, so 86 games.

Unknown said...

88

FloridaPlace said...

104