Who would have thought at the beginning of the season that we would be seeing the AL West against the NL West in the World Series. After all, it supposed to be the weakest divisions according to the experts, right?
I certainly would not have picked those two. But let’s see what the experts at SI picked back in April
San Francisco was picked 3rd and the Padres last.
In the East, well just look at the cover and the title at the top that said “The Yanks will Repeat in the AL East:
Thanks to poster Lny4Loney at the ITD blog that told us we can go back to the SI vault and read any story ever published by SI at: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/ I actually went back and read articles from 1955 that were written by Roger Kahn. I even went back to 1954 to see who was favored at the start of the season.
Congratulations to both teams. The Rangers have never won in their existence and the Giants have never won in San Francisco. The last time the Giants won was in 1954 when they swept the favored Cleveland Indians.
No respected Dodger fan should root for the hated Jints, so