With the Boston Red Sox that makes all three teams that I have once held season tickets (I lived walking distance from Wrigley for a year and I organized season tickets for the theory group at MIT as a student there). And add on Milwaukee a team I have grown to like as they play in new stadium that I can get to easier than either of the Chicago ball fields and you can't beat the sausage race. And four more teams that hopefully will all be eliminated in the first round. This is just the ultimate playoff year to keep me distracted from various fiscal crises and political activities. I might not get much research done in October.
The eyes of America look at the Cubs who last won a World Series in 1908, one hundred years ago. But although I now teach north of the city, my heart remains with the Southsiders. The best outcome: The White Sox win the world series in five games. Why five and not the full seven? Because it is so much more fun to see the Cubs choke at home.