Wednesday, October 22, 2008
World Series Preview
The World Series. The fall classic. So many of baseball's great moments have come in the postseason. But lately, the fall classic has lacked that. Since 2004 only one series has gone beyond a four game sweep and it was only a five game series. There has been no drama. No nothing. Just four ordinary baseball games. This year we find two teams relatively new to the fall classic. The National League Champion Philadelphia Phillies, who have not been to the World Series since 1993, and the American League champion Tampa Bay Rays, who is making their first postseason trip let alone world series trip. Tampa has become the cinderella team of baseball. Since the team's entrance in the big leagues in 1998, this is their first winning season after taking the always tough AL east. They waited on their young players to just hopefully get the team in the right direction and they took one giant one. Meanwhile Philadelphia has gotten here by using their farm system and adding some all or nothing veterans to making them a contender for years down the road. I havent been this excited for a world series in a long time. This one will not go 7 games but it will go to six games and every one will go down to the wire. Tampa will take the series because of their power and speed and their exceptional play under the dome. I like both teams, but i have to side with Tampa just because they're the cinderella team. And who doesnt like cinderella teams.