As I type this, it looks as though the St. Louis Cardinals will force a Game Seven against the Houston Astros. And Game Seven between the Boston Red Sox and NY Yankees is getting ready to start.
Things weren't supposed to be going this way.
The Cardinals were widely expected to crush the Astros. They have a more potent batting lineup as well as a more consistent pitching roster. They also had home-field advantage. Yet, Houston currently leads the series 3-2, and will have Roger Clemens on the mound if the Cardinals force a Game Seven.
As for the Red Sox-Yankees series...oh man! This great sports rivalry looked headed in the same direction it almost always goes: Another humiliating defeat for Boston. The Red Sox lost the first three games, and were lucky to prevent being swept in Game Four. But they also came from behind in Game Five, and won Game Six at Yankee Stadium. If the Yankees lose Game Seven, they will be the first team ever in MLB history to lose a series after leading it 3-0. And while that would not make up for decades of humiliation suffered by the Red Sox at the hands of their arch-rivals, it would be a good start.
(Side note: If we end up with a Houston-Boston World Series, it would be a perfect metaphor for the Presidential Election. A Texas team vs. a team from Massachusetts...)