WHICH TEAM WILL WIN THE WORLD SERIES?
Boston Red Sox 31%
Los Angeles Dodgers 22%
Toronto Blue Jays 9%
St. Louis Cardinals 9%
Chicago Cubs 6%
Poll was conducted in mid- to late May, just as Toronto began a nine-game losing streak and the Yankees (seventh in the poll at 3.6%) were in a nine-game winning streak.... The defending champion Phillies were ninth (3.1%).... Jason Bay (above, left) had 15 homers and 49 RBIs through Sunday for the 29--22 Red Sox.... James Loney (above, right) had 38 RBIs for the Dodgers, who were a big league best 35--17.
Based on a survey of 341 major league players.