Geez, the West Coast team got the late start every time, even when Toronto was still kicking and thrashing (but not hitting!) against Cleveland.
It's almost as if Chicago and Los Angeles have bigger US television markets than Cleveland and Toronto.
SINCE YOU ASK: Even though it might might Obama happy I am rooting for Chicago on the National League side and Cleveland to win it all. Just imagine Cleveland winning the basketball and baseball championships and becoming Sports City USA. Weird, right? But not ghastly, like Boston in 2004 with football and then baseball, or Boston again in 2007/8 with baseball and basketball. And speaking of dodged bullets, but for Eli Manning the Patriots would have become Super Bowl champs in Feb 2008, so the Celtics championship in June 2008 would have left Boston as reigning champs in three sports simultaneously. Like Boston fans could be even more insufferable?
Well. A New York team might make the playoffs in some sport this year (or next!), so its all good.