Trust us: You don't want David Ortiz picking your team to win a game

BySN Staff ESPN logo
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

David Ortiz was as dependable as they come during his years with the Boston Red Sox. But when it comes to picking a winner in the World Series? Not so much.

Ortiz, in his first year working as an analyst for Fox Sports, has somehow managed to be incorrect on all six of his game predictions during the Fall Classic between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers.

The unlucky streak honestly defies logic: The percentage odds of incorrectly calling the outcome of six coin tosses exactly six times by chance is 1.56 percent; rather, the odds are that this exact outcome will occur by chance just once in every 64 opportunities.

If history is any indication, Game 7 might be over before it even starts. You can just turn off your TV after Ortiz offers his pregame pick and assume his predicted loser will be the winner.