We hate to toot our own horn (actually we love to), but in an April 2, 2015 post, we laid out the case for being cautious about this year's edition of The Carmine Hose. We listed five reasons not to "pop the champagne corks" just yet: injuries, therotation, history, kids' performances and the real state of the AL East. Remember, virtually every pundit picked our boys to win the division—and many also picked them to get to the World Series. Our favorite passage from our piece is: "How about this for a pattern—50% of the time in the recent past we've stunk so badly that we finished last? It seems like we miss the playoffs more often than we win World Championships." Indeed. You can read the entire article HERE.