I’ll be rooting for the Texas Rangers in the playoffs solely because a Korean dude, Choo Shin-soo, is one of their sluggers. I do like how Toronto plays though, so I wouldn’t be too heartbroken if they made it through. And I seriously still can’t grok how the Astros are an American League squad.
In the National League, I kind of follow the Dodgers but would also love to see the Cubs make it because, well, decades of mediocrity have to end some day don’t they? (The Dodgers have a Korean ace in Ryu Hyu-jin, but he’s questionable to throw a pitch due to an injury that has kept him out all season.)
Honestly, as a beleaguered Baltimore Orioles fan it’s really more about who I root against than I do for, which I realize is sad and pathetic and I should just go volunteer for the Donald Trump campaign. That said, thank the FSM that the Yankees are out, and fuck the Cardinals.
I would not be undone if the Mets happened to make a go of it either.
My final prediction, just for the hell of it? L.A. beats Texas in six games for the World Series.