It is a tradition as old as time… or at least as old as I am.
I will make my Official Picks for the 2018 Postseason before the first playoff pitch is thrown. And as usual, my prediction usually is a kiss of death… just ask the Cleveland Indians and Washington Nationals who I doomed last year as my World Series picks!
So I SHOULD be picking the Yankees because that will eliminate them out of the gate!
AMERICAN LEAGUE WILD CARD
NEW YORK YANKEES defeat OAKLAND ATHLETICS
NATIONAL LEAGUE WILD CARD
COLORADO ROCKIES defeat CHICAGO CUBS
AMERICAN LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES
BOSTON RED SOX defeat NEW YORK YANKEES, 3 Games to 1
HOUSTON ASTROS defeat CLEVELAND INDIANS, 3 Games to 2
NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES
MILWAUKEE BREWERS defeat COLORADO ROCKIES, 3 Games to 2
LOS ANGELES DODGERS defeat ATLANTA BRAVES, 3 Games to 0
AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
HOUSTON ASTROS defeat BOSTON RED SOX, 4 Games to 2
NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
MILWAUKEE BREWERS defeat LOS ANGELES DODGERS, 4 Games to 0
HOUSTON ASTROS defeat MILWAUKEE BREWERS, 4 Games to 1
So there you have it… I have the Astros repeating as World Champions in a World Series that would have confused a LOT of people a few decades ago. “Wait… the Astros are and AMERICAN League team? The BREWERS are the National League team? WHAT???”
So let’s play ball and see how wrong I actually am!