The crack of the bat. The roar of the crowd. The click of the mouse.
Playoffs can be fickle. They rarely match up the two best teams in each league, but rather the team that had the hottest pitching staff in October.
In 2020, baseball was shocked by a dramatic end of the season, including three play-in games and a division title championship game. The result? The young, upstart Milwaukee Brewers somehow escaped through the NL gauntlet, including a shocking 4 games to 1 defeat of the dominant Phillies en route to their first pennant in almost 40 years. They faced a rebuilt Yankees team who waltzed their way through the AL side of the bracket.
In the end, David was slain by Goliath as the Yankees won in six games, claiming their 28th title. The Brewers limped back to Wisconsin, with big dreams for next year.