Archive for July, 2010
Posted by verywellthen on July 12, 2010
Posted by verywellthen on July 11, 2010
No doubt you’ve heard about Paul, the World-Cup predicting octopus — correctly selecting the fate of the German World Cup team throughout the South African tournament.
Well, I was wondering if my dog, Mazzy, had any prognostication skills in selecting the winner of Twins games. Before Saturday’s game (July 10), I put down two snacks, one I designated for the Tigers and one for the Twins. She initially ran toward the Twins snack, sniffed it, and then passed it over for the Tigers snack. Things didn’t look too good for the Twins… and sure enough, the Twins went out and lost 7-4 to the Tigers — with another starting pitching performance so bad that Mazzy would roll in it.
Mazzy’s record was 1-0 in predicting Twins games, so far.
So now I’ll be recording her predictions, posted before each game. The most recent predictions are at the top. I’ll keep this going until she gets one wrong.
UPDATE 7/15: Mazzy gets one wrong. White Sox win 8-7. I think she properly envisioned the events of the game. It’s just that I forgot to tell her about the “balk” rule. Oh well. Experiment ends.
UPDATE 7/14 :
Mazzy got last Sunday’s game correct. She’s now 2-0.
The video below is Mazzy’s prediction for the first game back from the All-Star Break — White Sox at Twins. Mazzy predicts a Twins Win. Sorry about the sideways video. I didn’t think it through, that YouTube would only support horizontal video. Mazzy says “Go Twins.”
So this video is her prediction made before Sunday’s game (July 11, 2010) between the Minnesota Twins and the Detroit Tigers — posted before I know it’s results. Let’s hope she’s right and the Twins world has a little something to wag their tails about before the All-Star Game.