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Alternate World Series

Posted 11-02-2010 at 07:19 PM by TommyJohn

Headline from a 1946 edition of the "Onion" in the book "Our Dumb Century:"

Nazis, Japs victorious in alternate Phillip Dick Universe

Pretty funny stuff, and now that baseball is over, I will be pretty bored and looking for things to do. One thing I got around to thinking about was MLB's League Championship Series. Some of those series have sometimes been far more compelling and memorable than the World Series itself. I vividly remember moments like Dave Henderson's home run in 1986, the Mets and Astros playing an epic 16 inning thriller the same year (which has to go down as one of the greatest games ever played), the annual Yankee-Royal wars. And who can possibly forget those epic Yankee-Red Sox blood feuds of 2003-04, ones that defined America and told us much about who we are as a people? If teams from Kansas City and Detroit hooked up in them, ESPN would've long forgotten about them, but it was Yanks and Bosox, so they were the greatest struggles in the history of mankind.

What am I rambling on about? I just thought of the losers of the LCS-and how the World Series matchup might have looked and played out had the other teams won. SO without further ado, I present "Alternate World Series"-what the World Series match up would have been had the other teams been victorious. Maybe somewhere in an alternate Phillip K. Dick universe they were:

1969 Minnesota Twins vs. Atlanta Braves
1970 Minnesota Twins vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
1971 Oakland A's vs. San Francisco Giants
1972 Detroit Tigers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
1973 Baltimore Orioles vs. Cincinnati Reds
1974 Baltimore Orioles vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
1975 Oakland A's vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
1976 Kansas City Royals vs. Philadelphia Phillies
1977 Kansas City Royals vs. Philadelphia Phillies
1978 Kansas City Royals vs. Philadelphia Phillies
1979 California Angels vs. Cincinnati Reds
1980 New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros
1981 Oakland A's vs. Montreal Expos
1982 California Angels vs. Atlanta Braves
1983 Chicago White Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
1984 Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago Cubs
1985 Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
1986 California Angels vs. Houston Astros
1987 Detroit Tigers vs. San Francisco Giants
1988 Boston Red Sox vs. New York Mets
1989 Toronto Blue Jays vs. Chicago Cubs
1990 Boston Red Sox vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
1991 Toronto Blue Jays vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
1992 Oakland A's vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
1993 Chicago White Sox vs. Philadelphia Phillies
1994 Baseball Commish Jerry Reinsdorf canceled Series
1995 Seattle Mariners vs. Cincinnati Reds
1996 Baltimore Orioles vs. St. Louis Cardinals
1997 Baltimore Orioles vs. Atlanta Braves
1998 Cleveland Indians vs. Atlanta Braves
1999 Boston Red Sox vs. New York Mets
2000 Seattle Mariners vs. St. Louis Cardinals
2001 Seattle Mariners vs. Atlanta Braves
2002 Minnesota Twins vs. St. Louis Cardinals
2003 Boston Red Sox vs. Chicago Cubs
2004 New York Yankees vs. Houston Astors
2005 Los Angeles Angels vs. St. Louis Cardinals
2006 Oakland A's vs. New York Mets
2007 Cleveland Indians vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
2008 Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
2009 Los Angeles Angels vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
2010 New York Yankees vs. Philadelphia Phillies

One note: I am so glad that the 2003 "alternate series" never happened!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you imagine the media hype if it had?????????????? Good lord almighty in heaven and earth and all spaces in between.
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