Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Of course, it's not gonna happen for a couple of days, but at least we now know who we're waiting for.

We 'll have to wait until Saturday for this one to start, but it should be a doozy of a first game. Roy Halladay against Tim Lincecum (or as ESPN says, "Big Time Timmy Lin"). Janice Hough claims the Las Vegas over/under for runs scored in this game, is 1.6. If this game lives up to expectations, look for MLB to find a way to build in extra days off next year so two pitchers of this magnitude could face each other all seven games. Won't that be exciting.
As to the series, I think you have to go with Philadelphia in five, since they have Oswalt and Hamel behind Mr. Perfect.

The pick here seems to be Texas, I'm not exactly sure why. Maybe because of the Yankees 'suspect' pitching. Some analysts say Texas won the first round thanks to some opportunistic baserunning. Part of that had to do with the fact that Tampa was very tight. I don't think you'll see that in the Yankee players; too much post-season experience.
I pick the Yanks in six, mostly because Cliff Lee won't pitch until game 3 and if it only goes six, the Yanks will only see him once. The only thing the Yanks have to worry about is if their hitters lose their edge because of the long layoff.

Boston Red Sox fans still hold a grudge against Bucky "F***ing" Dent. A "lucky" home run in a big game, costing the Sox a trip to the World Series and the only reason anybody remembers Bucky's name (according to the Sox). It's no consolation to Boston fans, but today is the 50th anniversary of Bill "F***ing" Mazeroski's home run in the 9th inning of the 7th game of the 1960 Series, beating the Yanks. It's a shame that Bucky's home run didn't get HIM into the Hall of Fame. Maz's homer is the only thing that got him in.

(Deep Breath) Okay, I'm all right now.


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