World Series Schedule: Breaking Down MLB's Marquee Series
The 2012 MLB Playoffs are some of the most exciting postseason matchups in any sport, but the World Series is the ultimate culmination of all the year’s best baseball action.
With so much competition left to crown baseball’s champion, the schedule for MLB’s marquee series is one of the hottest topics.
The Detroit Tigers have already cashed their ticket to the World Series, and the schedule has been finalized. All we’re waiting on now is a winner from the NLCS.
Whoever it is that comes out of the National League, this World Series will be one of the best baseball fans ever see.
2012 World Series Schedule
|Game||Day and Date||Match Up|
|1||Wednesday, October 24||Detroit Tigers at NL Champion|
|2||Thursday, October 25||Detroit Tigers at NL Champion|
|3||Saturday, October 27||NL Champion at Detroit Tigers|
|4||Sunday, October 28||NL Champion at Detroit Tigers|
|5*||Monday, October 29||NL Champion at Detroit Tigers|
|6*||Wednesday, October 31||Detroit Tigers at NL Champion|
|7*||Thursday, November 1||Detroit Tigers at NL Champion|
Where to Watch
FOX Sports will be telecasting the entire World Series this year, so if you can’t stand the dynamic duo of Tim McCarver and Joe Buck, you may be in for a world of terrible announcing.
While the addition of Erin Andrews as a field reporter will be welcomed, she will not be able to offset the mediocrity that Ken Rosenthal and his bowtie bring.
Rosenthal makes me yearn for the hard-hitting reporting of Buster Olney.
Biggest Detroit Star to Watch: Miguel Cabrera, 3B
There is no bigger star in the Detroit Tigers lineup than third baseman Miguel Cabrera and his big bat. After winning the AL Triple Crown and leading his team to the World Series, the Tigers are looking for one last chapter in the star’s dream season.
With a .278 batting average, five RBI, 10 hits and a home run, Cabrera has been solid, but the team needs more. The MVP candidate needs to bring his best in the World Series if the Tigers want to win it all.
As much as ace Justin Verlander can win the team two starts in the series with his pitching, the team needs the timely hitting of their star third baseman every game. If Cabrera gets hot right now, whoever comes out of the National League won’t stand a chance.
Who Will Win the NLCS?
While the San Francisco Giants have made a valiant effort trying to return to the World Series, it will be the defending champions, the St. Louis Cardinals, that win the NLCS and capture the right to play the Detroit Tigers.
The Giants may have the advantage in the starting rotation battle, but it is the Cardinals that have the edge in the bullpen. With more hitters making contact in the St. Louis lineup, the Cardinals will get the timely runs needed to win the series.
St. Louis will come into the World Series with tons of momentum, but even if the Giants sneak out a shocking series win, the NL representative is not going to win it all. This is Detroit’s year to shine.
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