Because in this universe, the Phillies and the Rays are going to the World Series.
Come on, admit it. We’re way off the main sequence of possible universes, here. The Rays average 97 losses a year for the first ten years they exist, and then suddenly they win 97 and go to the series? And as for the Phillies, well. Losingest baseball team in the history of losing; took nearly a century to win their first Series, and that was 28 years ago. And the two of them are going to the World Series? At the same time? Madness.
We’re on the other side of the looking glass, people. I hope you enjoy your topsy-turvy freakadoodle world.
Also: Rays in six. Because, hell. If you’re living in an alternate universe, you might as well go all the way.