How the Monitor's sports writers see the 1981 baseball races: Sports editor Larry Eldridge: AL East, Milwaukee; NL West, Kansas City; NL East, Philadelphia; NL West, Atlanta. AL playoffs, Kansas City; NL playoffs, Philadelphia. World Series winner, Philadelphia.
Columnist Phil Elderkin: AL East, Baltimore; AL West, Oakland; NLEast, Montreal; NL West, Houston; AL playoffs, Baltimore; NL playoffs, Montreaal; World Series winner, Baltimore.
Sports writer Ross Atkin: AL East, New York; AL West, Kansas City; NL East, Montreal; NLWest, Los Angeles; AL playoffs, New York; NL playoffs, Montreal; World Series winner, New York. 52900100027316 NOVEMBER 15, 1981