I actually wanted to vote co-favorites for me in the playoffs---both the Dodgers and the Angels.
It is pretty amazing what a difference Manny has made for the Dodgers. He may very well be the extream example of the difference that the right player, for the right team, at the right time can make. He completely changed this team's approach and outlook.
I'm looking at an Angels/Dodgers WS. And yes, my location does breed some of that but those two teams look, to me, to be logical choices. It may not work out that way but if it happens then it will be a no-lose poposition from my viewpoint.