Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Play/Offs: Season 15, Round 2

I hate to see you go, but I LOVE to watch you leave.

Some teams are gone, others march on.  Those top seeds waiting in the wings now get to join the fun.  Here now is the Division Championship Series Round:


Toronto FivTs (1) vs. Wichita Gnats (5)
What Should Happen:  I know this will be shocking to some, but I can't imagine anyone outside of Toronto actually rooting for Toronto.  I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say Wichita is the fan favorite.

What Will Happen:  What should happen and what will happen are often two very different things, and this will be a prime example of that notion.  Wichita is going to have to play like Steve Nebraska on crack to win this one.  Actually he can just play like Steve Nebraska not on drugs, as crack may make him worse, and he's already the best player ever. 
Toronto in 4

Little Rock Patriots (2) vs. Buffalo Wild Wings (3)
What Should Happen: The Little Rock Patriots are still doing their Season 13 and 14 World Series shimmy, and it makes the girls here in Hometown puke.  The Buffalo Wild Wings are coming down from a high that saw them come back from an 0-2 hole to win the series against Seattle.  Once again I can't imagine anyone actually rooting for Little Rock except himself and maybe Seattle. 

What Will Happen: Despite the fact Little Rock hit a shade under .400 all season and dominated from day one, I think this will be a close series.  Both teams can be good in a 5 game set, and both have superstars at a few positions.  In the end though, it comes down to who wants it more.  Wait, no it doesn't, it comes down to who the sim decides is going to win.
Buffalo in 5


Washington D.C. Senators (1) vs.  Detroit Faith (5)
What Should Happen:  Another playoff stalwart, the DC Senators once again find themselves with the top seed in the NL.  The Faith bought their way through the first round, and now get to see how much happiness money really buys.  I think these two teams would really enjoy a nice long series, maybe five extra inning games?

What Will Happen: DC's rotation is tough to beat during the regular season, but even more ridiculous in a 5 game series.  Add to that strong seasons from hitters like Ronnie White and Bart Wigginton and I'm not even sure George Michael still has the Faith.
Washington in 4

Madison Rowengartners (2) vs. Arizona High Heat (6)

Just a little bias here...
Madison in 1

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