Okay, so it looks like the wild card round is going to be a set of three game series. I can work with that. As I mentioned in a previous post, I am going to flip a coin to make my picks for each series. I tried to use Siri but it gave me four tails in a row. The I started again and it gave me four heads in a row. Okay, let’s not put our trust in randomness.
Let’s start with the American League and hope that the coin doesn’t pick the Yankees. The team with the higher seeding is heads, lower is tails.
Rays vs Blue Jays: Tails. Blue Jays.
Indians vs Yankees: I’ve never hoped for one result over the other more than I am hoping right now. Come on heads! HEADS! I promise on all I hold sacred that I didn’t rig that. Indians.
Twins vs Astros: Tails. Astros. That’s too bad.
Athletics vs White Sox: Heads. A’s.
Now for the National League. In the spirit of pageantry I have decided to use a different coin for each league. Dramatic, eh?
Dodgers vs Brewers: Heads. Dodgers.
Padres vs Cardinals: Heads. Padres.
Cubs vs Marlins: Heads. Cubs.
Braves vs Reds: Tails. Reds. I played for the Reds when I was 12. Good choice, National League coin.
So I did hit heads four times in a row. Apologies to Siri.
The playoffs start tomorrow. Happy playoffs, everyone!