The MLB (Major League Baseball) 2011 season enters the playoffs, and the first round is historic...one for the baseball record books to generated some memorable moments. The L.A. Angels of Anaheim has their 10th straight winning season over 81 wins, yet came to an abrupt end at 86, only ten games unable to have a post-season...I'm really disappointed of them.
The Yankees and now the Phillies (image of Ryan Howard injured on his way on the final out of game 5) eliminated, so it's up to the Tigers and Brewers each advanced to their league championships. The Rangers repeated like I seen it comin' and the "Wild Cards", er Cardinals made it...the 3rd MLB post-season 1-0 score game in the game's history, thanks to the Cardinals' key pitchers: Chris Carpenter and Roy Holliday. My wife is rooting for the Cardinals this year, due to her hometown was St. Charles facing St. Louis (she loved the Giants last year, another place she lived at was San Mateo in the SF bay area).
The Rangers like the Cardinals have many fans in Oklahoma, while the Brewers face the Cards again, this time the same league. The 1982 Cardinals faced the Brewers when in the AL and in 2006 the Cardinals defeated the Detroit Tigers like in the late 1960's, but the Missouri "I-70" world series is a distant memory cherished by Kansas City Royals fans when their team had their only championship victory way back in 1985.
Renewed predictions: Texas triumphs over Tigers and the Cards corks the Brewers, expect the "I-44" world series in 2011. Interestingly, US route 66 starts in Chicago where the Cubs fanfare remains distraught to see regional rivals and the White Sox had better luck in the postseason. US route 66 crosses North Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona and into Southern California.