Quick, you have 1 second to guess who's back. Time's up! You're wrong, unless ofcourse you're right. That's right it's me, tig, back with more sports shitposting bs that nobody cares about! This time Boston team free! The 2019 MLB regular season has come to a close which means I can waste 2 hours on a thread nobody will read. Let's take a look at the lineups. Spoiler: American League 1st seed: Not Boston Astros 107-55 Wow, I mean WOW. Houston was absolutely Dominant this year, 1st in run differential at +280, 3rd in runs scored at 920, 2nd in runs allowed at 640, I mean Jesus Christ. The only problem I can see is losing a game to the Orioles when you where favored by -420 earlier in the season but who fucking cares? You guys are set for your second World Sieries Title, don't fuck this up. 2nd seed: Not Boston Yankees 103-59 The Bronx Bombers and Bandwagoners are back, Cruising to the post season on the back of MLB record 305 homeruns, breaking a record that was set by them the previous year... which was 268. and the MLB says the balls aren't juiced lmfaoooooooo There is the problem of their starting pitching being a bit suspect but I don't think it will be that big of a deal barring Houston doing Houstom shit the World Series crown should be yours. 3rd seed: Not Boston Twins 101-61 Coming in at number 3 is a Twins team gliding off the power of the juiced-- I mean-- long ball... yeah, that. Smacking a franchise record 303 dingers along the way, I do believe they where the first to hit 300 but I may be wrong and I'm too lazy to check. 4th seed: Not Boston Athletics 97-65 The A's are just here to maybe upset a mutch better team just to lay down and die later, don't mind them. 5th seed: Not Boston Rays 96-66 Ah, the Tampa Bay Aids, what do I say about you guys. Honestly, I'm impressed. You've overcome the adversity of playing in a shithole stadium, which the lowest attendance numbers in the leage, the possibility of splitting you home games in fucking MONTREAL and you still managed to come out with a 96 win season. It only got you a 5th seed but with no real home games that doesn't matter. Spoiler: National League 1st seed: Los Angeles Dodgers 106-56 The perrenial NL winners have struck yet again, coming off a franchise record 106 wins and, yet another, NL West crown, God I hate the Dodgers. The real question is can they actually make it over the hump this year? With teams like the Astros and Yankees on the other side I'm going to stick with brutal dissapointment, or for me, heaven. 2nd seed: Atlanta Braves 97-65 Um, I don't really have anything to say about these guys soo, go blow a 28-3 lead or smth. 3rd seed: Saint Louis Cardinals 91-71 The Cardinals Started off... kinda like shit, just like the rest of the NL Central. They where .500 after June but started turning things up after that to get to a division title. 4th seed: Washington Nationals 93-69 Ah Washington, thanks to the bullshit that is divisions you fuckers got bumped down to 4th seed and have to play a win-or-go-home game instead of resting peacefully at the number 3 spot. All of which probs doesn't matter cuz you're the Detroit Lions of the MLB and will never win in the Playoffs 5th seed: Milwakee Brewers 89-73 Damn. I'm surprised. The World has thrown everything at you to keep you out of the playoffs and yet, here you are. You overcame terrible management, trash pitching and Christian Yelich smashing his knee (why Yelich though? WHY?) pulled out an unbelievable 18-2 run in september to knock out No Cubs No and snag a Wild Card slot, you have earned this Milwakee, a sincere congratulations. Now that you know who's here... PREDICTIONS TIME Wild Card Round AL 5 Tampa Bay Rays @ 4 Oakland Athletics Even after an impressive campaign in which you where 1 win shy of your franchise record, you will still find a way to shit the bed as always, besides Oakland needs to scare at least one of the giants anyway right? Oakland NL 5 Milwakee Brewers @ 4 Washington Nationals Uh-Oh, Washington is in the playoffsx do you know what that means? 1st round exit!!!!! Don't worry about it Nats, at least you are choking to a real team. Milwakee Divisional Round AL 4 Oakland Athletics @ 1 Houston Astros Oakland has come to topple a giant for no fucking reason, well, almost. As hilarious as it would be to see Oakland win this I think Houston judt has too much power, not to mention, Justin Verlander and Zach Greinke. Houston in 5 3 Minnesota Twins @ 2 New York Yankees The Bronx Bombers will outslug the Minneota Juicers in a series that won't be as close as some people may hope. But don't worry, the world isn't doomed to a 28th Yankees title yet. New York Sweeps NL 5 Milwakee Brewers @ 1 Los Angeles Dodgers As much as I would love to see Milwakee win this, not just because of how much I hate the Dodgers, but also because of how the Brewers made it here. Almost nothing I would love to see more than the Brewers win the World Series this year, especially if it rids us of the Dodgers. But... it's probs not gonna happen, but don't be surpries if Milwakee pulls off the upset. Los Angeles in 5 3 Saint Louis Cardinals @ 2 Atlanta Braves Let the NLDS pain for the Braves ensue!!!! 9 of their 10 playoff runs since the turn of the millenia have ended here or earlier! Let the pain commence! Let them die in agony and despair to a real team!!! Saint Louis in 4 League Championship Round AL 2 New York Yankees @ 1 Houston Astros Welcome to the World Series. Yes, this is the World Series, not the thing after this. This. Whoever wins this is very likely to win it all, and this is gonna be played like it really is the real deal. I expect this series to be absolute perfection. Exactly what you expect going into a playoff series. The best 2 teams battling it out in a 7 game brawl for the title. It's hard to pick who'll win this, but given Houston's more stable pitching and home field, I'll give the edge to the Astros. The world is saved from the Yankees for another year. Houston in 7 NL 3 Saint Louis Cardinals @ 1 Los Angeles Dodgers It's that time of year again where the Dodgers claim the NL Title only to get their dreams crushed by a real squad from the other side. Oh how I would love to see the Dodgers get shit on by the AL 3 years in a row. Los Angeles in 6 World Series Los Angeles Dodgers @ Houston Astros And now it's the time of year where LA fails to bring the crown back to the NL, something San Francisco hasn't had problems with this decade. The City of Los Angeles, always playing second fiddle to San Francisco. Enjoy your participation award. Giants fan roasting aside, I see no way the Dodgers come out on top, Don't get me wrong 106 wins is impressive, but the NL this year wasn't 3 of the other 4 NL playoff teams, Cardinals, Nationals, and Brewers sucked most of the year. Wins aren't hard for a good team to come by in the NL, and the Dodgers certainly quallify, but scaling the league power difference, Houston's 107 wins, are equal to about 10-15 more than LA's 106. Houston played 14 games with other 100 win teans Yankees and Twins, finished 7-7, Los Angeles, on the other hand, played just 3 games against another 100 win team, the Yankees, they lost 2 of those. So even with a considerably easier schedule, they still couldn't get more wins that Houston, aside from being unimpressive, it also means Houston is at home this series. Houston in 6 2019 World Series Champions Not the Dodgers!