The regular season is over and the expanded postseason begins Friday afternoon, so that means it’s once again time for us to make some World Series picks.
Sure, some of us (read: Martell) whiffed horribly on our preseason World Series predictions, but that’s part of the fun! Everyone else’s first World Series winner is still alive. The Yankees led the way in our midseason picks, but that was before a number of injuries and second-half slumps shattered their illusion of invulnerability.
Also, pour one out for Michael Shapiro, who is now working for the Houston Chronicle after a great five-year run as a Sports Illustrated MLB roundtable staple. He picked the Mets to win it all our the first two predictions, and reached by text Wednesday afternoon, Shap decided to triple down on his pick. “Let’s ride with Mets over Astros again, crazier things have happened!”