So far the National league games have all been very competitive games, a lot of fun watch. Not many surprises as to who made the playoffs but there a lot of compelling potential story lines, a possible SF v. LA NLCS, Bos v. Toronto ALCS, Rangers v. Washington WS (old DC team vs new DC team), two teams with lengthy championship droughts in a Cubs v. Cleveland WS or a Cubs v. Boston WS. The Rangers and Sox have been pretty disappointing so far, I wouldn't count Boston out but I see no way the Rangers can win two in the Rogers Centre to force a game 5, I think the Nats can rebound as the rest of their rotation matches up well with LA but they are pretty banged up and definitely missing Wilson Ramos' bat. As a Cub's fan this has been a very exciting season, easily the best Cubs team I've ever had the privilege of watching, the pessimism is too ingrained in me to say they have everything wrapped up but they certainly have the tools needed to win. I was definitely mistaken about Toronto's pitching holding up and despite his lackluster regular season, Stroman shut me up with his performance in the Wildcard game. Losing Benoit out of the pen could be a problem but if the staring pitching and offense remains as good as it had been, it shouldn't be an issue. Now that I pointed out I was wrong about Toronto I'd like to gloat for a moment. All the Mets fans I work with have been conspicuously silent with the baseball chatter lately, I was mocked when I told them that they burned up all their arms last postseason. Well what happened to DeGrom? Harvey? Matz? All year I kept hearing "wait til Wheeler comes back, wait til Harvey gets right, wait til Conforto heats up".... Still waiting on every front. As a Cubs fan (easy target), I usually don't shit talk other teams too much but, I may not have another year where I can say the Cubs dominated the NL, so fuck the Mets. Oh yeah, and especially fuck the Cardinals. The St. Louis sports writers spent a lot of time bashing Heyward and the Cubs this year, big talk for team that never got close enough to appear in the Cub's rear view mirror, not to mention having a member of their organization busted for hacking another team's data.