In Episode 85, Brock & Ben really tighten their focus. Gone are the extraneous (if always interesting) news items you’re used to hearing on an episode of The Baseball Diaspora. Instead, the guys limit themselves to a single non-playoff topic – Andrew Friedman’s hiring as President of Baseball Operations of the Los Angeles Dodgers – before digging back in on the playoffs. After a brief recap of the American League Championship Series, Brock & Ben do a postmortem on the series closest to their hearts, the National League Championship Series. To Ben’s delight & Brock’s dismay, the guys painstakingly revisit the series in detail. The guys then turn their attention to the upcoming World Series, previewing each team’s strengths & vulnerabilities before making their picks. You’ll never guess who Ben took to come out on top.