Yankees over Indians in 4
Yankees lose game 1 after a strong performance from CC Sabathia, then steamroll Cleveland for the rest of the series getting just enough pitching out of Andy Pettitte, Roger Clemens and Mike Mussina. Games 2, 3 and 4 will all be high scoring and the Indians won’t be able to keep up.
Red Socks over Angels in 5 (includes full scuba celebration)
Josh Beckett and John Lackey go scoreless for seven innings before Beckett gives up a solo home run to former Red Sock Orlando Cabrera, but Boston fights back after Lackey leaves the game and wins in the 9th. Anaheim wins the next two and the Red Socks fight back to take the series at Fenway in game 5.
Phillies over Rockies in 5
After their amazing run at the end of the season, including winning a one-game playoff against the San Diego Padres, the Rockies run out of gas and drop the first two on the road. But when back in the friendly confines of Coors Field, the bats explode and the Rockies storm back to tie the series. Game 5 in Philadelphia is too crazy for the Rockies and Philly takes it.
Cubs over Diamondbacks in 4
Despite having the worst record of any playoff team, the Cubs come out swinging and steal game one in Arizona against last year’s Cy Young winner Brandon Webb. The Diamondbacks come back and take game 2, but the Cubs victory in game one is too much and the Wrigley faithful get their Cubs into the second round by game 4.
Yankees over Red Socks in 5
Josh Beckett loses twice in the series and is more disappointed that he can’t wear his scuba mask again than actually losing the series. Daisuke Matsuzaka (Dice-K for New Englanders) beats the Yankees in his only start, but it’s not enough. Curt Schilling pitches his last game in a Red Socks uniform and never records an out, giving up 4 runs on 3 hits and 1 walk and is ejected when he beans Hideki Matsui after giving up a grand slam to Alex Rodriguez.
Cubs over Phillies in 7
News breaks that Steve Bartman has been brutally murdered and Cubs fans rejoice, the curse is over! Philadelphia takes Chicago to the brink, but Lou Pinella out manages Charlie Manual and the Cubs return to the World Series for the first time since 1456.
Yankees over Cubs in 4
America is rooting for the Cubs, who are finally back on the big stage despite years of futility. Alex Rodriguez homers in every single game and the Yankees win the Series in 4. Immediately after the game, A-Rod opts out of his contract and signs a 10-year, $2.3 billion contract with the Chicago Cubs, making everyone forget that they lost the World Series only moments ago.