Yep, I've gotten 'the word'....from my mom.
So here I am talking to my mom... (she actually called to find out if Josh, Erica, and Thalia were OK from all the southern CA fires...and yes, they are.) I asked her who she was pulling for and she said 'Oh, I'm pulling for the Red Sox. You know, honey, I've picked the winners of the last three World Series?"
"Oh, I didn't remember that."
"Oh yes, honey. I picked the Red Sox out a long time ago."
So there...place your bets. My mom is seldom wrong.
(And actually as I write, the Sox just went ahead 2-0 in game 1!)