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Angels, Dodgers, A's, Giants could make for a California World Series
Angels, Dodgers, A's, Giants could make for a California World Series

They're still going to call baseball's championship the World Series, but there's a good chance next month's final will have something less than a global reach. In fact, with this week's playoff field featuring four teams from California, two from Missouri and two from the neighboring cities of Baltimore and Washington, the title showdown may be more about local bragging rights than world domination. For example, if the league pennants go to the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals, teams separated by less than 250 miles of flat asphalt, they would meet in an I-70 series. The Show-Me State would like to see that but people in the other 49 states might not...

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