Welcome back baseball fans to the most exciting time of the year—the playoffs to see who goes to the World Series and wins it all. Last I engaged you was July 30 with my minor midcourse corrections to my picks in this year’s quest to make you rich! You will recall that I predicted the finish below. (I include only the top three finishers in each division...the also rans are of no consequence to us).
You will also note that these nine teams in the American League finished exactly as I predicted, save for Seattle and Oakland, which are reversed. As for the National League, I missed a few. While I pegged the Dodgers as winners in the West, and selected Chicago and Milwaukee 1-2 (they tied) in the Central, in the East I never saw Atlanta coming, and my choice, the Nationals, finished second.
Now let’s look forward to the hard part. Picking the winners in the playoffs, when the chips are down, the best meet the best, and the challenge is greatest. Here goes:
Crazy choice for the World Series? Probably looks that way. But I had this visitation from Lady Luck herself last night and she whispered in my skyward ear to bet this month’s whole Social Security check on such a strange outcome; she said I would not regret it. So I invite you all to join with me in wagering against all wise men and their odds and get rich quick with me...and together we can uplift our middle digits to all those inhabitants of Trumpland as we purchase our one-way tickets to Tahiti. Bora Bora beckons, mes amis!