Three of the four teams I was rooting for in the wild card round won! Wow! That’s sure gonna come crashing down in the division round.
I was backing the Guardians, the Mariners, and the Padres. They all won. The Cardinals… not so much. Who am I backing in the next round? Well, let’s find out.
First, the American League.
The Guardians vs the Yankees. If you think I would root for the Yankees then you don’t know me and don’t let the door hit you on the ass on the way out. Cleveland Rocks, babie.
The Mariners vs the Astros. I don’t really hate the Astros. They beat us in the playoffs last year and it hurt, but they are the Astros, right? They were supposed to win. They were clearly the better team. I think I could pick the Astros… but screw that. I’m backing the Mariners again.
On to the National League.
The Phillies vs the Braves. There was a time when I was a Braves fan. The reason being that they were once the Boston Braves and were worthy of my support. I also used to be a Phillies fan. My first little league team was The Phillies and when they won the World Series in 1980 I was a total fanboy. Who to back now? I’m going with The Phillies because I’m kinda sick of the Braves. Time for something new.
The Padres vs the Dodgers. San Diego is my second favorite city in these United States. I’m totally rooting for the Padres. Also, fuck the Dodgers. Interesting side note though, I have only been to four major league stadiums* and two of them will appear in this series.
So there you have it. Bring on round two, folks! Go Bruins.
*I have technically been to five stadiums but I’ve only been inside four of them. Fenway Park, Miller Park, Dodgers Stadium, and Petco Park. I have also been to Camden Yards, though there was no game that day so we just walked up to the gate. I think technically I could say that I have been to Wrigley Field and the old Yankee Stadium too, but in Chicago we just drove by, and in New York I was on a bus that turned around in a parking lot. I chose to not include those stadiums in the count, but I could if I wanted to because I make the rules, bro.