Only two teams have the distinction of losing the World Series three years in a row. Those two are the Tigers (1907, 1908, 1909) and the Giants (1911, 1912, 1913). The Tigers lost back-to-back series to the Cubs, of all people.
Four of the five fattest ballplayers were in the series this year. This is not to say they’re not good, just that they’re fat.
One is a Giant, Pablo Sandoval. Nickname is Kung Fu Panda.
Three are Tigers: Miguel Cabrera, Delmon Young and Prince Fielder.
The fifth and biggest wide load is CC Sabathia, a Yankee.
Is that a wig beard?
The two craziest beards among active players were both in the series. Prince Fielder of the Tigers and Sergio Romo of the Giants.
Brian Wilson of the Giants has an even crazier one, but he’s recovering from Tommy John surgery and did not play.
I’m calling the beards crazy only because they look like fake beards from a Halloween costume or a Saturday Night Live bit.
The good news
The #1 choice each year is for the Red Sox to win the World Series. The #2 choice is Anybody but the Yankees. Not only did the Yankees not win, they didn’t even get there. So it was a good season.