We know one of the two teams that will play in the 2019 World Series, following the Washington Nationals’ 7-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 of the NLCS. A four-game sweep was a surprising result, considering the path that the Nats took to the postseason, through the Wild Card playoff against the Milwaukee Brewers, then a shocking NLDS win over the Los Angeles Dodgers, who had the best record in the National League.
Naturally, the Nats led off our baseball segment on WISE Sports Radio, with the Los Angeles Angels hiring manager Joe Maddon, and the ALCS between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros also among our topics. Wednesday’s show was hosted by producer Jordan DeVere, filling in for the vacationing Pat Ryan, along with Asheville High coaching legend Charlie Metcalf.
It was really fun to talk baseball with Jordan and Charlie, both of whom love the sport. Poor Jordan is a Dodgers fan, and the past few seasons haven’t been ultimately rewarding for him. This year was probably the worst, though, as the Dodgers didn’t get to the World Series, unlike the past two seasons. They looked like the best team in baseball throughout the year, so this loss is particularly tough. And as you could hear, Jordan is still processing it.
I love that Jordan called me out for always picking best-of-seven series to go six games. Hey, man — I know it, as I admitted on the air. Every time I’m asked to predict a playoff series, six games always feels logical. Or maybe it feels safe, as Jordan pointed out.
Thanks to WISE Sports Radio for allowing me to post this on my site, along with Mars Hill University (which sponsors the stream), the aforementioned Jordan Devere, and Vistanet for sponsoring my MLB segment.