I got a chuckle today when someone on a sports radio talk show asked his guest his choice for World Series match-up -- Astros and Dodgers or the field.
Here's how I would have answered it:
Let's change the question to 1927 Yankees or the field? The field.
2001 Mariners or the field? The field.
A collection of All-Stars or the field? The field.
God and Satan or the field? The field.
To his credit, the guest correctly pointed out that too much could happen to sidetrack what appears at the moment to be the best team in each league reaching the Series. Besides injuries, poor play, and trades that improve opponents, there's the randomness of playoff baseball.
We knew last July who would meet in the NBA finals the following June. But baseball isn't basketball.