Monday, October 26, 2009

World Series All Wrapped Up

I know, this does not have particularly much to do with the Red Sox, but I feel it is my duty to write about the World Series, and this one is Phillies-Yankees. I think that this will be a great matchup, but I'll bet all our friends from New York will be saying, "Oh! We're gonna get #27," but really you can't count the Phillies out just yet. Yes, The Yankees have C.C. Sabathia (19-8, 3.37, 197) starting Game 1, but the Phillies have Cliff Lee (14-13, 3.22, 181) who is better than his numbers show and has been unstoppable in the postseason. Then there's the hitting, New York does have better all around offense, but the Phillies have some very timely hitting, and they have home run power in Howard, Werth, Utley, Rollins, and Feliz. You also have to remember the fact that yes, New York has won 26 World Series (16 ahead of anyone else) but they have also lost 13 World Series (3 more than anyone else has won) which means that they are not neccessarily consistent in World Series games, as they have lost their last two ('01 and '03) so all you Red Sox fans, root for Philly!

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