Nicholas the rescued dolphin at Clearwater Marine Aquarium has chosen the Atlanta Braves to defeat the Houston Astros in the 2021 MLB championship series.
Fun fact: Nick has made two of three World Series picks correct and in the years he was right, the Houston Astros were in the series. This time he is siding with the cinderella story Atlanta Braves and their 88 regular-season wins, thefewest of all ten playoff teams. They make their return to the World Series for the first time since 1999.
How it works: Nicholas is presented with a choice during his normal enrichment activities. For this prediction, Animal Care Specialists presented Nicholas with two baseball hats — one with the logo of the Atlanta Braves and one with the Houston Astros. He selected the winning team by touching the hat featuring the Brave’s logo with his rostrum.
About Nick: Nicholas is a 19-year-old male rescued bottlenose dolphin that was found stranded with severe sunburns. He was orphaned and unable to learn necessary survival skills as a calf, therefore he became a permanent resident at Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
Nick has been selecting the winners of sports match-ups since 2017 when we went 4-for-4 in his predictions. His longest streak was from the Super Bowl in 2020 through the College Football National Championship in 2021. His most recent pick was incorrect when he chose the Kansas City Chiefs to defeat the hometown Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV.
For more information about all of “Nick’s Picks” at CMA, please visit cmaquarium.org.