I must admit, the Red Sox are playing well. They will break the trend of World Series that last seven games.

They will also continue the trend of wild card teams who win the World Series. Perhaps this is to be expected: the wild card is a team that surges ahead at the last minute to get into the playoffs, so its quality of play has been heightened right at the end of the season.

The Red Sox will also prove me right: the team that defeats the Yankees will win the World Series.

On the other hand, they should have left Martinez in. I think the World Series needed to see a complete game.