I’ve Got a Soft Spot for the Brew Crew

And the city of Milwaukee after visiting a high-school buddy of mine there some years back.

American League:

East – Red Sox

Central – Twins

West – Athletics

Wild Card – Yankees

National League:

East – Phillies

Central – Brewers

West – Rockies

Wild Card – Giants

World Series: Red Sox beat Phillies

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