Toronto Blue Jays defeat Washington Nationals (6 gm)
Well, there you have it, folks. The overwhelming pick to win the World Series goes to the Detroit Tigers, as they were selected by five people on the staff. Sam and I both think the Washington Nationals will be hoisting the trophy, Dan says the Jays will be victorious, and Rich is predicting that all the money spent by the Los Angeles Dodgers will pay immediate dividends with a world championship. The most common Fall Classic match-up amongst the staff is Nats-Tigers, with the Blue Jays (twice), Braves, and Reds all getting votes to represent their respective leagues.
Thursday will be the final round of predictions by the Rising Apple staff, as we each predict who will go home with hardware after the season is through.
Who are your picks to win the World Series this year? Let us know in the comments section below.
Matt is a 25 year old college admissions counselor and has been involved in baseball his entire life. He's had many different relationships with sports; he played through college and was invited to a professional tryout, grew up a diehard Mets fan, and has his bachelor's and master's degree in Sport Management. He would eventually like to turn sports writing into his full-time profession. In addition to being the editor of Rising Apple, Matt also contributes to his personal site periodically, http://on-the-way-home.org; to keep up with all his posts, follow him on Twitter.