2003 ALCS & NLCS

Yankees in 6

When the Yankees beat the Red Sox in the 1999 ALCS, Yogi Berra told the Yankees players, “We have been beating them for 81 years, this year won’t be ay different.” Four years later it will be true again. When the Yankees have to they always beat the Red Sox, as in the end the Yankees bullpen led by light out closer Mariano Rivera will be the difference.

ALCS MVP: Mariano RIvera Yankees
Cubs in 6

In a match up of improbable teams on a magical run, look for the Cubs to end 58 years of frustration and make it to the World Series for the first time since 1945. The difference here will once again be the young pitching of the Cubs and Kerry Wood and Mark Prior won a combined 3 games in the NLDS. Look for more of the same, as they win at least 3 combined games again.

NLCS MVP: Mark Prior Cubs

Predictions Made 10/7/03 at 1:20 am EST