I generally cheer against California teams. They’ve got great weather, great scenery, so they don’t really need to have great teams, right? But I do kind of like this Dodger team. Could be that they beat the Cubs for me. They’ve got Redbeard and the amazing Kershaw. Puig seems to have rejuvenated his career. He’s an amazing talent but I can do without the showboating which is his middle name.
The Astros of course have never won the thing so they’re due. The city’s had a difficult year with Harvey and they’re a blast to watch. Altuve is probably the funnest player to watch in all of MLB these days. He just hits and hits and hits. Got amazing pop for a 5’5" guy. Be interesting to know how many other short guys hit for power like that?
The Astros are young and figure to be around for a while but the Dodgers are aging and probably don’t have many chances left to win a trophy.
So I’m going with the Dodgers, although I think the Astros can win the thing.