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Play Ball! hilmor Makes Their 2014 Picks

As basketball teams wrap up their respective seasons, one thing is for sure: We at hilmor are ready for some baseball!  Last year, the Boston Red Sox pulled away with the championship trophy and, being located in East Longmeadow, some of us at hilmor were ecstatic.  But others – not so much.  Though we all work as a team here in the office and out in the field, we certainly don’t always agree on athletic teams.  We’ve already discussed college basketball and football, so it’s only fair to give our favorite spring sport a shout out.  Here are our picks for the 2014 baseball season!

 

Brian Morrison, Product Manager

Who is your favorite MLB team? The Atlanta Braves.

How did you become a fan of that team? By watching them on television.  TBS showed 150 games a year.

Who do you predict will win the World Series this upcoming season? The Cleveland Indians because I am also a homer…

 

Julianne Tacy, Product Manager

Who is your favorite MLB team? The Boston Red Sox

How did you become a fan of that team? It was a team that my family and I grew up watching together. As a Massachusetts native, it was ingrained into us pretty early on that the team was unbeatably driven by the team’s passion and dedication.

Who do you predict will win the World Series this upcoming season? The fan in me would should the Red Sox but would place a bet on the St. Louis Cardinals since they have the desire to get back to the World Series and win after the loss last year.

 

Matt Higgins, RETOOL Team

Who is your favorite MLB team?  My favorite team is the Baltimore Orioles.  We actually build a team and not just “buy” a team like other organizations.

How did you become a fan of that team? I have always been a fan, I was born and raised in Baltimore, not to mention we have one of the best ball Parks in the country, Camden Yards.

Who do you predict will win the World Series this upcoming season? The Orioles are close to winning the World Series but we’re not there yet. I think the Detroit Tigers will win this year.

 

Emily Bavaro, Director of Marketing

Who is your favorite MLB team? The New York Yankees.

How did you become a fan of that team? I have a very fond memory of sitting in my dorm room at Syracuse University cheering with my roommates as they won the World Series. I was hooked from there.

Who do you predict will win the World Series this upcoming season? I think the greatest way for Derek Jeter to retire would be to win one more World Series. Perhaps wishful thinking, but he deserves it!

 

Alston Mullins, RETOOL Team

Who is your favorite MLB team? The Atlanta Braves.  They are the closest team to where I live.

How did you become a fan of that team? They were the first MLB team that I saw play.

Who do you predict will win the World Series this upcoming season? The New York Yankees.

 

Mike Oddo, RETOOL Team

Who is your favorite MLB team? The Chicago White Sox.

How did you become a fan of that team? I coached competitive baseball for several years with my three boys and the White Sox were always our choice of team because of their colors and intimidating force on the field.

Who do you predict will win the World Series this upcoming season? Los Angeles Dodgers.

 

Marisa Harris, Assistant Brand Manager

Who is your favorite MLB team? The Boston Red Sox!

How did you become a fan of that team? I was raised to be a fan and didn’t really have a choice.  I went to several games at Fenway Park when I was younger and those memories have stuck with me to this day.

Who do you predict will win the World Series this upcoming season? Definitely the Boston Red Sox.  What would be sweeter than back-to-back championships?

 

Andrea Halpin, Senior Brand Manager

Who is your favorite MLB team? The Philadelphia Phillies.

How did you become a fan of that team?  Grew up watching the games on TV in PA and had the opportunity to attend numerous games.  Plus, who wasn’t a fan of Mike Schmidt?

Who do you predict will win the World Series this upcoming season?  The St. Louis Cardinals.

 

So grab a hot dog and yell playball!  Who do you predict will win the 2014 World Series?  Comment below.

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