OK, so the original plan here on the Blob was not to predict who's going to win the World Series. That's because there are two factors in play here, neither of which bodes well for the guy who matters most -- namely, me.
1. I haven't been right the entire postseason. My original pick was, remember, the Reds. We all saw how that worked out.
2. If there's one thing we've learned about predicting what's going to happen this postseason, it's that no one can predict what's going to happen this postseason.
Case in point: The Cardinals.
They scored 18 runs to take a three-games-to-one lead after four games. Then the Giants threw Barry Zito out there, who hadn't won a significant game since the Hoover administration.
So of course he pitched a 5-0 shutout.
Then along came Ryan Vogelsong, who was going up against Cardinals' ace Chris Carpenter in Game 6.
So of course Vogelsong won 6-1.
That sent it to Game 7, and the Giants crushed the Cardinals 9-0.
If you're scoring at home, that's 20-1 in favor of the Giants in the last three games of the NLCS.
Now they get the Tigers, who have Justin Verlander, Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera and a bunch of other studs. Simple logic would suggest the Tigers all the way.
So I'm picking the Giants in seven. It's that kind of year.