Here’s this year’s abbreviated version.
Boston holds off New York in a tight race in the AL East. Cleveland dominates in the AL Central and Houston will go on to comfortably claim the AL West with the aforementioned Yankees and Anaheim Angles earning the wild cards.
In the National League, Washington cruises to the East Division title, Chicago grabs the Central crown and Los Angeles handles its business in the West with Arizona and St. Louis fighting off the contenders to snag the wild cards.
In the World Series, it’s a rematch 86 years in the making as the Cubs face the Yankees, who run the gauntlet to earn the berth from the American League.
But the long trip to the Fall Classic will take its toll on the Pinstripers as the Southsiders hoist their second World Series trophy in three seasons and get revenge for the Yankees’ sweep in 1932.