Since it appears more and more likely that your 2013 Carmine Hose will finish first in the AL East, one of our loyal readers (Andy Solberg of Maryland) thought it would be interesting to see how we all prognosticated the season back on New Year's Day. First, your humble scribe was way off—forecasting a fourth place finish (just ahead of the last-place Evil Ones). In our FenwayNation Reader Poll, just 12% thought the Red Sox would finish first, while another 30% saw a second-place finish. Most (57%) saw a third, fourth or last place finish. Those of you in that 12%, please rise and take a well-deserved bow!