10.28.2007

The World Series

Okay, so I underestimated the power of the Rockies and underestimated how many games it would take the Red Sox to send the Indians packing.

I'd predicted a Diamondbacks versus Red Sox World Series but the D'Backs floundered and were handled easily by the Rockies. Wow, it seems like a long time ago now since that happened but its only been a little more than a week. Anyway, the D'Backs will be back next year, they're a good and talented team and this post season will only serve to improve them for next year.

Which sucks for my aged Giants but we'll see what they do in the off season now that Barry's salary is no longer holding them down. They had better get ALOT younger though, that's my one main gripe.

Anyway, back to the game and series that starts in an hour and change.

If Beckett pitches as he can then he's a lock for Game 1 and Game 4 or 5. If Dice K settles in and pitches like he can then the Red Sox take Game 3. Schilling has a lot of heart but not alot of gas left in his tank. I expect he'll scuffle and battle and he might just get pwned by the young and hot bats of the Rockies.

Matt Holliday is a major stud and swings a monstrous bat for high average and with superb power. But there are a bunch of players in the line up that are almost as dangerous. It should be a good series, that's for sure.

Now for the prediction.

I'm going with Red Sox in five but it'll probably end up being six. The Red Sox bats are hot now, the starting pitching is excellent and their bullpen is downright scary (though Gagne has been, ummmm, not very good is a nice way of putting it). If the Red Sox take Games 1 and 2 at home, it might be over sooner than expected.

At least the Yankees are all done so that makes us all winners!

[Update: Thursday night and the Red Sox took the first two games. If Dice K comes out dealing in Colorado then the Rockies will have a very tough time of it indeed. Schilling did, indeed, scuffle but ultimately kept his game together and the Red prevailed. But boy oh boy is Matt Holliday a stud or what?]

[Sunday Update: Well the Rockies showed some life last night after Dice K dealt like the superstar the Red Sox thought he could be and is. It was a good game and there were tense moments but, in the end, the Red Sox go up three games to none and things are not looking so good for the Rockies. Even if the Rockies win tonight, they face Beckett again and he has been truly phenomenal. Like Dustin Pedroia and Kevin Youkilis and Mike Lowell. Really the Red Sox have played like world champions and, barring an amazing resurgence and come back, they will be world champs again soon.]

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