I don't know about you, but I only have one home team in Major League Baseball. That is to say I only have a passionate interest in one team winning it all, and that's my Toronto Blue Jays.
When the Jays are out of the playoffs, and that's been every year since Joe touched 'em all in '93, I use a complex system to determine my rooting interest. Usually that involves rooting against a particular team, as is the case this year.
I'm rooting for the San Francisco Giants in the NLCS because the Cardinals won last year and in my mind, the less teams to repeat as champions, the better my Jays look for having done so in '92 and '93. Yes, I realize the Yankees repeated since then, but that's it. Only the Yankees have done it, and I'd like to keep it that way.
Then, when the Giants win tonight, I'll root for them in the World Series. I have some serious hate for the AL East teams that challenged us in the 80s, and the Tigers fall into that group with the Red Sox and Yankees. And I'll never, ever forget what happened in '87.
That's why I'm cheering for the Giants in tonight's game seven. Who are you rooting for?