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The regular Major League Baseball season concluded on Sunday which only means one thing -- the World Series is quickly approaching.8 teams are currently battling it out in the playoffs to determine who plays for the right to call themselves world champions.Baltimore Orioles were the first team eliminated on Tuesday, as the Toronto Blue Jays toppled them in the first wildcard playoff.They were followed by New York Mets who were knocked out by the San Francisco Giants in the second playoff.Even if youre not a baseball aficionado, you too can have an interest in the playoffs -- and ESPN UK is here to help you pick a team to follow throughout the postseason.1. Toronto Blue JaysLeague: AL EastRecord: 89-73Odds: 21/2Last playoff appearance: 2015Last World Series title: 1993There are striking similarities between the Blue Jays and Swansea City of the Premier League.The former is the only Canadian team in MLB, with the latter being the only Welsh team in top flight English football.Established in 1977, Blue Jays enjoyed most of their success in the 1990s, claiming the 1992 and 1993 World Series titles.Torontos most famous celebrity, hip-hop artist Drake, is well known for being a big Blue Jays fan.Choose this team if you support: Swansea City. Theyre also both named after birds.2. San Francisco Giants League: NL WestRecord: 87-75Odds: 18/1Last playoff appearance: 2014Last World Series title: 2014The Giants qualified for postseason by the skin of their teeth, defeating New York Mets in the second wildcard playoff.They contest probably the most heated rivalry in world baseball with the Los Angeles Dodgers.The two sides were originally both New York franchises but relocated to California in the 1950s.The Giants have won the World Series eight times, including 2012 and 2014.Choose this team if you support: Manchester City. Enjoyed a lot of recent success and the Manchester Derby bears some resemblance to Giants-Dodgers.3. Boston Red SoxLeague: AL EastRecord: 93-69Odds: 6/1Last playoff appearance: 2013Last World Series title: 2013One of the most famous and successful sporting clubs in the world, the Red Sox will play Cleveland Indians in their first postseason game.Boston have won eight World Series -- Including the first ever in 1903 and most recently in 2013.They are owned by Fenway Sports Group, who also own Liverpool in the Premier League.Red Sox legend David Ortiz, a 10 time All-Star and three time World Series champion, will retire at the end of this season after being with the franchise since 2003.Choose this team if you support: Liverpool FC. Same owners, same colours, same history. Ortiz is the baseball equivalent of Steven Gerrard.4. Cleveland IndiansLeague: AL CentralRecord: 94-67Odds: 9/1Last playoff appearance: 2013Last World Series title: 1948Also known as the Tribe and the Wahoos, Cleveland Indians are without a World Series win since 1948.However, they have won eight AL Central titles, the most in the division.At the end of the 2016 season, they had a regular season franchise record of 9,190-8,835 (.510).Supporter John Adams, known by baseball fans as The Drummer, has played a bass drum at nearly every home game since 1973.Choose this team if you support: Stoke City. Impressive fan base, unusual nicknames. Not a lot of success but the best team in their area.5. Los Angeles DodgersLeague: NL WestRecord: 91-71Odds: 27/4Last playoff appearance: 2015Last World Series title: 1988Dodgers are one of the most famous teams in MLB with six World Series titles and 21 National League wins.They, of course, play in dodger blue.Famous fans include Danny DeVito, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kobe Bryant and Ice Cube... to name a few.Dodgers star right fielder Yasiel Puig?hit seven homeruns in 81 games through the end of July this year.Choose this team if you support: Manchester United. Massive club with a big history. Corey Seager is baseballs Marcus Rashford.6. Washington NationalsLeague: NL EastRecord: 95-67Odds: 7/1Last playoff appearance: 2012Last World Series title:?N/AWashington Nationals are one of two teams in the MLB who have never played in nor won the World Series.In 2001, the MLB considered revoking the teams franchise due to low attendances, but ultimately decided to relocate them.Nationals will begin their playoff quest against the Dodgers without star player Stephen Strasburg, who is out injured.They play their home games at?Nationals Park,?near the Anacostia River.Choose this team if you support: AFC Bournemouth. Limited success and troubled history but overall a good modern team.7. Chicago CubsLeague: NL CentralRecord: 103-58Odds: 9/4Last playoff appearance: 2015Last World Series title: 1908The favourites for World Series glory this year, winning over 100 games in the regular season.Its been a long time coming for the Cubbies who havent won a World Series since 1908.Cubs pitcher Jon Lester wrapped up an All-Star season this year with a 19-5 record and a 2.44 ERA (earned run average).He told ESPN on Sunday: This season isnt anything unless we do what we showed up at spring training to do -- win a World Series.?Cubs will play the winner of Mets vs. Giants.Choose this team if you support: Chelsea FC. Both have a big chance of winning their respective titles this year. Cubs success drought can be compared to Chelseas before?Roman Abramovich took over in 2003.8. Texas Rangers?League: AL WestRecord:?95-67Odds:?19/4Last playoff appearance: 2015Last World Series title: N/AChampions of the American League this year, Rangers will play?wildcard winners Blue Jays.This season they broke the greatest winning percentage in one-run games in the history of baseball.Their team mascot is a horse called the Rangers Captain -- He wears the number 72 shirt in honour of 1972, the year the Rangers relocated.Former players include Fergie Jenkins and Nolan Ryan, who are both in the Baseball Hall of Fame.Choose this team if you support: Leicester City. Not the biggest club in the world but have enjoyed recent success. Their one-run games record is somewhat similar to amount of 1-0 victories the Foxes registered last season.Now pick YOUR team for the playoffs...The World Series will be contested from Oct. 25, 2016 - Nov. 2, 2016 in a best-of-seven games playoff. Yeezy Canada . Dallas hasnt ruled out the star quarterback for Sunday nights game against Philadelphia, but all signs point to Romos back injury pushing Kyle Orton into the starting role after two years of limited play as the backup. Surely Ortons name isnt the first that comes to mind for fans wanting a change after years of damaging interceptions, fumbles or, most infamously, the field goal flub when Romo dropped the snap on a kick that could have won his first playoff game in 2006. NMD Canada Sale . But Bourque, who has missed three games with a lower-body injury, wont be in the lineup when the Habs travel to Buffalo to take on the Sabres on Wednesday. . -- Quarterback Will Finch threw for 252 yards and three touchdowns, and Yannick Harou rushed in two scores as the No. Yeezy Canada Release . The mixed zone is not a place to make friends. Yeezy Boost 500 Canada . Q: Team Canada announces their Olympic roster three weeks from today. Who is general manager Steve Yzerman watching? LeBrun: Over the last 48 hours, hes taken in the home-and-home between the Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche with Jamie Benn and Matt Duchene being the obvious targets. OXFORD, Miss. -- Mississippis Shea Patterson was nervous in the moments before Gary Wunderlich lined up for a game-winning field goal attempt against Texas A&M, so the quarterback said a few encouraging words to his kicker.Wunderlich then nailed the 39-yarder for a 29-28 win over the then-No. 10 Aggies.After the game, the kicker had a good-natured message for Patterson: Dont do that again.He doesnt like people talking to him when he goes out there, Patterson said with a sheepish grin.Turns out even a precocious freshman like Patterson has a few things to learn on the field, even if his college debut was a stunning success in nearly every other facet . Patterson finished 25 of 42 passing for 338 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He also ran for 64 yards.The raw numbers were certainly impressive. The fact he led a come-from-behind win in front of more than 100,000 fans in a road environment against a nationally ranked team makes it even more astounding.I thought Shea handled himself well, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said. I really believed he would or I wouldnt have done what I did in pulling his redshirt.Freeze had originally planned to redshirt Patterson this season. The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder was one of the nations top quarterback recruits last year, but he was stuck behind senior Chad Kelly, who threw for more than 4,000 yards in 2015.But Kelly tore two knee ligaments in a Nov. 5 game against Georgia Southern, pushing Patterson into the spotlight one year earlier than expected.The Shreveport, Louisiana, native was a little shaky at first against Texas A&M, but improved as the game progressed. Ole Miss trailed 21-6 after three quarters, but Patterson led the Rebels on four scoring drives in the fourthh quarter, including the game-winner that ended with Wunderlichs field goal.ddddddddddddI never really felt pressure, Patterson said. Having that offensive line in front of me and having those receivers making plays for me made my job a lot easier.Freeze said Patterson still has plenty to learn as the Rebels (5-5, 2-4 Southeastern Conference) try to become bowl eligible for a fifth straight season. Ole Miss travels to play Vanderbilt (4-6, 1-5) on Saturday.The coach would like to expand the playbook some against the Commodores, especially since Vanderbilts strength is a defense that is giving up 22 points per game, which ranks sixth out of 14 teams in the SEC.Against Texas A&M, the playbook was limited.The second half we ran four plays, really, when you get down to it, Freeze said.Now Patterson is dealing with the playbook along with his newfound celebrity on campus.The Ole Miss fan base has been melancholy for most of the fall after early losses to Alabama and Florida State derailed any hope of a dream season. But Pattersons debut has given the program a much-needed lift.He said he had around 300 text messages after the game from well-wishers, but is confident he can keep his focus on the field in the seasons final weeks.We have a great group of seniors in (tight end) Evan Engram and (offensive lineman) Robert Conyers keeping me level-headed throughout the game, Patterson said. They just made my job so easy. So I just try to control what I can control and do what I can to help the team win.---More AP college football at and . ' ' '



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