SURVEY SAYS: Betting on the Braves or Hoping for Houston?

NewsDash readers share which team they want to win the 2021 World Series.

Last week, I asked NewsDash readers, “Which team do you want to win the World Series?”

Fifty-seven percent of responding readers work in a plan sponsor role, 26% are/work for recordkeepers/TPAs/investment consultants, 13% are advisers/consultants and 4% are CPAs.

Seven in 10 respondents want the Atlanta Braves to win the 2021 World Series, while 17% are pulling for the Houston Astros and 13% said they don’t care which team wins.

Some of the readers who chose to leave a comment explained their choices, and there was quite a bit of the use of the word “cheaters.” Editor’s Choice goes to the reader whose comment was something that would be fitting for NewsDash’s WEDNESDAY WISDOM: “Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game!”-Babe Ruth. Excellent life lesson.”

A big thank you to all who participated in the survey!


If Houston wins, Springer who is now with the Toronto Blue Jays will feel bad. We wouldn’t want a nice guy like Springer to feel bad for leaving his old Team.

Some years I clearly have a favorite team in the World Series. This year I like both teams. I am a Cincinnati Reds fan so I typically cheer for the National League. This year I have two connections with Houston—former Reds Manager (Dusty Baker) and Jose Siri started his minor league baseball career where I live. So no clear favorite team this year. Hoping for a great series!

Can’t root for cheaters (unless they’re playing the Red Sox).

Glad to have baseball back!

If Game 2 is any indication, we could see seven games; however, the fewer times these teams have to play in Minute Maid Park, the better. It looks like a classic ballpark when the roof is open, but sadly, it seems the roof is usually closed resulting in a dark, depressing tomb of a stadium.

Will not back the unapologetic cheaters. Even though I cheer for an American League team (not the Astros) during the regular season, I’m backing the NL representatives.

Braves all the way…no one wants cheaters to prosper!

It’s a lose/lose scenario but you have to pull for the Braves considering the Astros past antics.

Despite living in Pittsburgh during the “Iron Curtain” period of the 70’s and living in Kansas City during the recent period of championships, I simply cannot understand the fascination so many have with sport ball.

Cheaters (should) never win!

Trash-stro’s to WIN! Because everyone hates them for 2017 cheating, but there is no way they are cheating now with everyone watching, Dusty Baker is their manager (huge negative), but they are SO talented!!

 “Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game!”-Babe Ruth Excellent life lesson…………….

World Series games should not be played in September. NBA finals should not be in the summer. “Just saying!”

The Astros need to redeem themselves!!!


NOTE: Responses reflect the opinions of individual readers and not necessarily the stance of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) or its affiliates.