Yanks in 5
Bosox in 5
Yanks top Boston in another epic 7-game ALCS, with Felix Escalona playing the roll of "Bucky Boone." The final game goes to 23 innings, with every pitcher and bench player utilized. John Sterling will lose his voice, and Red Sox Nation and the Yankee Faithful will forever-after speak in whispered tones when daring to mention what will be remembered as the single most epic, titanic clash ever witnessed on a baseball diamond, a pair of beleaugered juggernauts slugging it out, leaving everything on the field.
At least, that's the way it should
Astros in 4
Cards in 3
Cards in 7 - Houston's pitching is tremendous, but St. Louis won't need to score that many runs to win out. Clemens pitches three complete games, losing all three 1-0.
World Series: Yanks over St. Louis in 6.
Having said all that....I would not be shocked at all if both the Yankees and Bosox are knocked out in the first round, particularly the Bosox. If that were to happen, I'd have to assume that Chicago's pitching is performing, and pick them over Anaheim to go. If that happens, I would take the victor of the Cards/Astros series, which is another tough one. Does Houston score enough to support their three aces? Do all three aces perform? If the Yankees don't take it, then the champ will come from the NL, I think.