Statistics won't guide these predictions. Compelling narratives with titles will.
Yanks-Twins: "Joe' Reasserts His Joeness and Poops on Cindarella's Dress"
Synopsis: Joe Girardi has lived in the shadow of a man conveniently named Joe. The Joe before Joe remains a ghost whose presence cannot be ignored. The new Joe does not feel like a real Joe since he has not succeeded like the previous Joe. This first series marks the beginning of Joe's transformation into a real Joe. Meanwhile, in Minnesota, there is talk of a Cindarella running around. She is the fake Cindarella. The fairytale has become absurd given Late Capitalism's contradictions and the current economic collapse. Upward mobility is an obsolete concept. Fake Cindarella returns to poor existence and cruel stepfamily.
Prediction: Yanks in 4
Sox-Angels: "Statheads vs. MSM, The J.D. Drew Story"
Synopsis: The series is incidental. J.D. Drew manages to get on base more than half the time. He hits several extra base hits, maybe a homer or two. Yet he does not drive in a run, somehow. He looks indifferent throughout. Nothing changes and yet the discussion continues. The Internet is active during the winter months.
Prediction: Sox in 4
Philadelphia-Colorado: "Rocky vs. Rockies"
Synopsis: The opening scene shows Rocky in a kitchen. He breaks open an egg into a bowl, takes out a Viagra pill and downs it with the raw yolk. Rocky is old. He once was rich. He once was able to run. Then a knock on the door. Rocky opens it to find a gaggle of Rocky clones all waiting on his front lawn. Rocky understands what has happened: Modern science has run amuck. In order for him to harness its potentially good power, he must defeat it by taking on each and every Rocky clone in a boxing tournament that lasts several months. A long movie but it's worth the pay-off.
Prediction: Philly in 5
Dodgers-Cardinals: "Is it Ironic?"
Synopsis: At the heart of this story is a central question: Is it ironic? Is it ironic that Joe Torre and Manny Ramirez are now teamed up and might very well stand in the way of either the Yanks or the Sox winning the World Series? Is it ironic that Jason Bay has had a better year than Manny Ramirez or that Cardinal fans are supposedly the best fans in the world even though they aren't? Is it somehow ironic that Joe Torre once coached the Cardinals?
Prediction: Cardinals in 4
ALCS: Yanks in 7
NLCS: Cardinals in 6
World Series: Yanks in 6