If you bet a lot of money based on our picks at the beginning of the playoffs, you’re not very likely to be reading this now. But think of the bright side, if you bet a lot of money based on our picks, then you learned a valuable lesson about the evils of gambling. And if you went with Blogger Jon’s picks, you’re actually 6 for 8 so far. Then again, if you went with Blogger Rob’s picks, you went oh-fer and you have the Rangers and Braves in the World Series.
Anyway, we’re at it again, because, as we’ve mentioned before, we’re bloggers and it is the law. Seriously, we’re just barely skirting by because we don’t call our picks something stupid like “Rock-Solid, Stone-Pipe, Lead-Cold Lock Picks of Forever!”
We’ve had pretty good luck picking the Tigers thus far, and 6 out of 10 of us went that way again. This time, we’ve each provided a one-sentence defense of our picks, or at least random thoughts about whatever. Anyway, here we go:
Paul: Tigers in 5
Because the Giants used up all of their pitchers (and magic Hunter Pence triple-hit knuckleball swings) just to get this far.
Because the undercat deserves to win, and because I win an ice cream helmet sundae (sans helmet) if my WS prediction comes true. [Editor’s note: We’re assuming “undercat” means “heavy favorite,” since that’s what Detroit is.]
Please refer to my original playoff predictions, which are still redeemable for cash money.
Tom: Tigers in 4
Because I became a Tigers fan at the age of 7 in 1984, was too young to appreciate their championship that year and have spent every year since desperately hoping for this day… Also, because I have tickets to Game 4.
Matt: Giants in 6
Because every break and close call will go San Francisco’s way, and piss off the rest of the sports world to no end.
Jeff W: Giants
Because, unless it’s the Phillies, I always root for the NL, the champion of which is the true best team in (real) baseball.
Phillip: Tigers in 6
Verlander wins Games 1 and 5 and Giants luck of being on brink of elimination and winning the series ends against a Cabrera-Fielder-Verlander triumvirate…I wanted to use the word triumvirate in a sports email and I did!
Josh: Giants in 8.
Now that would be a real world series. Same reason as Jeff W.
Ron: Tigers in 6
Because Justin Verlander has only given up one earned run or fewer in 6 of of his 7 last outings and can take 2 to 3 games without his team needing to score more than 2 runs.
Because they aren’t a flyover state.