As you all know the Swami is blessed with having the Official Offspring of the Swami (OOOTS) at the house and often that leads to more Thomas the Tank Engine, Jake & the Neverland Pirates and Angelina Ballerina than the Pac 12 matchup of the week. (Tangent: Why doesn’t someone just decommission Thomas? He’s awful at following directions. He messes stuff up all the time, and with all of the redo that he has to do, he has to be killing the bottom line of the transportation industry on Sodor. It’s ridiculous). So as I am thankful that the OOOTS don’t watch a lot of the insane programming that is on these days, this led the Swami to think back fondly to the cartoons of yesterday that he grew up watching, which naturally led to the theme for this week’s picks. But before we hit the picks, the Swami has a brief tangent to go down.
How great have these MLB playoffs been?! Round 1 had 3 series go the distance and even threw in some overtime for good measure. Round 2 has had a walk-off grand slam and some fantastic back and forth in games and more overtime! But what stands out the most is that I can’t remember a season where we’ve had more people emerge as clutch stars as we’ve seen this postseason. Is there a pitcher that wants ANY part of Albert Pujols, Ryan Braun, or Nelson Cruz? Unbelieveable! If you haven’t been watching, it’s not too late to join in.