Author, humorist and former Extra Mustard contributor Steve Hofstetter asked 30 comedians to share their pick to win the World Series.
Dennis Blair | Boston Red Sox
I say Red Sox all the way. But then again, I also said Dow 15,000.
Keith Alberstadt | Red Sox
Because with the state of the economy, Bill Belichick's video crew now does freelance work.
Adam Ferrara (pictured) | No one
I don't care, I'm a Met fan.
Phil Mazo | Tampa Bay Rays
Florida is about as far from Cuba as Alaska is from Russia so, naturally, Tampa knows a ton about baseball.
Mike Trainor | Los Angeles Dodgers
Manny Ramirez and Joe Torre will lead the Dodgers to a world championship. Seeking to further humiliate their former teams, they will win it all again in 2009 with the Royals, 2010 with the Reds and 2011 with the Seattle SuperSonics.
Mike Birbiglia | Red Sox
I see a Red Sox-Dodger World Series, and Manny Ramirez showing up in his Red Sox uniform. And everyone laughs, and says, "That's just Manny being Manny."
Mitch Fatel | Dodgers
My absolute lock to win the World Series are the Dodgers because God hates George Steinbrenner. (Although rumors have been swirling that Steinbrenner is offering God a four-year, $40 million contract to pitch during the 2009 season. Leigh Steinberg, God's agent, will neither confirm nor deny the report.)
Wayne Federman | Rays
Just to reward all those Tampa Bay fans for 11 long seasons of loyal indifference.
Jeff Caldwell | Rays
In the words of great baseball man Christopher Walken: "We need more cowbell."
Jane Condon | Red Sox
We keep it simple in Beantown. The Red Sox win or we kill them.
Amy Anderson | Dodgers
I can't wait to see Manny Ramirez take a celebratory leak on the Green Monster in a Dodgers uniform.
Ophira Eisenberg | Rays
If they can win, maybe all the folks in Florida facing foreclosures will think they, too, have a shot.
Steve Hofstetter | Rays
They've been unstoppable ever since they got the Devil out of their name. Now, if we could only do the same with the White House.
Tom Cotter | Red Sox
The Red Sox will repeat as World Series champions by defeating the Dodgers after Manny Ramirez injures his back trying to lift his ego.
Cathy Ladman | Philadelphia Phillies
It was my first team baseball card, which I could never trade. People laughed at the card. It was always, "Got 'em, got 'em, need 'em, got 'em, crap, got 'em..." So come on, Phillies! I've got to unload this card already!
Jimmy Pardo | Rays
After years of literally getting the Devil kicked out of them, this is their year!
Brian Kiley | Red Sox
I pick the Red Sox to finally win it all. It's been nearly a year since their last championship. The Curse of Doug Mirabelli has got to end!
Carlos Alazraqui | Red Sox
I would love to see the Rays win because I like small-market teams, but even more enjoyable would be having the Red Sox win and watching Hank Steinbrenner get angrier than a Wisconsin Republican at a McCain-Palin rally!
Eddie Brill | Rays
I am rooting for the Rays. They have the best pizza places in NYC.
Sam Tripoli | Dodgers
Actually, I'm for anyone winning it except the Phillies! I've put the dreaded Tripoli Curse on all Philly teams since Philadelphia ripped the Clippers' Nation hearts out by stealing Elton Brand from us (yes, I'm a Clipper fan!). And trust me, you don't want the Tripoli Curse. Many have felt the wrath of my voodoo! Just ask ACC football and Cuba Gooding Jr. about the curse. You don't steal football teams from the Big East and you don't do Snow Dogs after you win an Oscar. So Go Blue!
Rob Gleeson | Red Sox
The World Series is like a really hot girl: she loves guys with deep pockets. And accents.
Denis Donohue | New York Mets
Ya Gotta Believe!
Bill Blank | Rays
The only thing standing in their way was Steve Irwin.
Adam Hunter | Red Sox
The Devil Rays have no shot. They have less experience on the field than the Jonas Brothers.
Steven Kent McFarlin | Dodgers
Joe Torre's Dodgers will win (because Red Sox fans still need a reason to curse Steinbrenner this time of year).
Chris DiFate | Phillies
I get behind any team that's named after a weed-stuffed cigar. I don't think I could sit through an entire baseball game without one.
Ryan Murphy | Red Sox
Sure, they have holes the size of Big Papi's inseam, but the Red Sox know how to get the job done when they reach baseball's grandest stage. Capturing a second consecutive championship might even help New Englanders forget about Tom Brady's knee ... for about five seconds.
Dave Goldstein | Red Sox
They hit in the clutch. The NRA says more people die every year from baseball bats than automatic weapons. But, with the way the Phillies, Dodgers and Rays have hit in the playoffs, I think the fans in those cities are perfectly safe.
Dwayne Perkins | Dodgers
As a native New Yorker living in Los Angeles, watching Torre and Manny -- two New Yorkers who also live in Los Angeles -- win it all would make me feel like a champion by proxy. If they can do it, maybe I can book a speaking role on CSI.
Tom Simmons | Atlanta Braves
Like George W. Bush, history will prove they were great, despite their lousy record.