The World Series starts tonight. I didn’t watch any of the NLCS, which was over before it started anyway. I did watch game five of the Astros/Yankees series and was seriously depressed when New York won to keep the series alive at three games to two. I didn’t watch game six, but I did listen to most of it on the radio via the MLB iOS app. I heard from the third inning on. I heard Houston blow the effin’ lead in the top of the ninth when the Yankees came back from a 4-2 hole to tie the game. I also heard the bottom of the ninth when the Astros won the game on a walk off home run by Jose Altuve. It was glorious. Yankee-soul-crushingly glorious. Mr Altuve should never have to pay for a drink in Boston again. Bless him.
So I suppose I should make a prediction for the World Series. The Washington Nationals against the Houston Astros. I’m picking Houston for two reasons. One, I owe them for kicking the ever loving shit out of the damn Yankees. Good on you, boys. Two, because I am just an American League kinda guy. I don’t have anything against the Nationals besides the fact that they stole a team from Boston.
Did you know that? When the Montreal Expos franchise was falling apart there was talk of moving them to Boston. Not necessarily as a new team, but possibly just having Montreal play some of their home games in Boston. I was hoping that would happen. Really, I was hoping they would pack up and move the whole works here, but I would have been pleased to even just have some National League games in town. Instead, they ended up moving the team to Washington. Oh well.
Other than that, I don’t have anything against the Nats. I still feel like Houston is a National League team, but I guess I’m getting used to them being in the American League now. Not 100%, but enough. A little part of me still thinks of the Milwaukee Brewers as an AL team even though it’s been 1,000 years since they switched to the NL. What can you do.
So I want to see the Astros win it this year. Will I be watching tonight’s game? Well, probably not… there is a Bruins/Maple Leafs rematch tonight and I want some payback for the overtime loss the other night.