Asking around, I have found very few people with a clear rooting preference in this year's World Series. I've had a hard time deciding myself. Both cities have their respective highlights. Kansas City is underrated, when it is rated at all. KC Barbecue is the truth. And while some of my friends carry an AL Central bias, I carry no ill will for the Royals. For the Mets, New York is a good time. My go to kaorake song is "New York, New York," so that holds some weight. And they may or may not have won me some money, sooo they are alright in my book.
To remedy the issue, I created a highly scientific method to determine your rooting interest. Go through the list below and depending on whether you have a negative or positive outcome, root for the Mets or Royals, respectively.
- If you have milked a cow before, add three points
- If you live in a house or have ever thought to yourself, "Man, my apartment is just too big", subtract two points
- If Mac and Cheese is the vegetable at your picnic, add two points
- If you loved Placido Polanco's playing style, add one point
- If you have taken a train in the past month, subtract a point
- If your favorite Tiger is/was a pitcher, subtract two point
- If you like jazz, add one point
- If you like rap, subtract two points
- If you buy chocolates for your lady on Valentines day, add one point
- If you have ever thought, "Where did I buy this shirt from" and the answer was Urban outfitters, subtract ten points
- If you had guinea pigs, gerbils, or hamsters growing up, subtract one point
- If Paul Rudd or Jason Sudeikis crack your top 10 actors, add one point
- If you are NOT afraid of heights, subtract one point
- If you have gotten a souvenir from France, subtract one point
- If you love Disney, add one point
- Watch Seinfeld? Subtract one point
- If your favorite Vegas casino is the Bellagio, add two points
If you somehow ended up with a 0, keep in mind that former Tiger Curtis Granderson and hopefully future Tiger again, Yoenis Cespedes are on the Mets. And let me know what numbers you got in the comments. I'm sitting at a -3.
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