The World Series kicks off tonight and, if you ask just about any baseball writer in America, playing the games is just a formality. All of ESPN’s writers have picked the Tigers in five, except for Jerry Crasnick; he’s got the Tigers in six. Sports Illustrated’s John Donovan has the Tigers in six, too.ESPN’s Jason Stark has come up with a list of five reasons why the Cardinals will win the World Series. But, in typical wussy Stark fashion, he’s also come up with a list of five reasons the Tigers will win.
Vegas says the Cardinals are 9 to 1 underdogs to win the series.
So, really, why even bother playing?