For those who care, here are the teams playing in the postseason, ranked in order of my desire for them to win the World Series, most to least.
- Red Sox
The Phillies and Indians because they both, in recent memory, lost World Series I very badly wanted them to win. And because the Phillies, despite the existence of the Nationals, still feel to me like the Orioles’ “National League counterpart.” The Yankees last because they’re the Yankees. The Red Sox behind the Cubs because the Red Sox are the new Yankees, but in the upper divison because they’re not the old Yankees. Rox, Snakes, and Halos essentially tied, with Colorado getting the slight nod due to my love for the imperturbable Rodrigo Lopez.