Last January, I published my predictions of the topics I thought could evolve into the top five stories across the Cardinal Nation in 2012. With the benefit of full hindsight, including the top 20 stories of 2012 countdown now in the books, this is a look back at my initial forecast. After all, anyone can make predictions, but how many come back later to review how they fared?
The original top five projections follow, along with where the stories actually ended up, including links to the appropriate articles. I won’t be repeating my 2012 summaries here, so click on the links if you’d like to read those detailed stories.
My predictive powers were not very good. Only three of my top five guesses from one year ago made the top 20. And to be honest, none of the three were direct hits.
Because the Dave Duncan retirement news occurred during the unveiling, I did not remove that story, but improved my score by having included Mike Matheny’s first season as manager as my sixth, honorable ...