World Series: Still Your Daddy

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World Series: Still Your Daddy

The fighting Philadelphia Phillies eliminated the Dodgers in the NLCS 4 Games to 1 and await the winner of the Yankees and Angels in the ALCS.

The Yankees currently lead the Angels 3-1 and could wrap it up tonight. Let’s not count the Angels out just yet, but with some some heartbreaking extra inning defeats to the Yankees early in the series, I think the Angels can not recover.

So that leaves us with the heavyweight showdown between the Yankees and the Phillies in the World Series. Let’s look at some of the points of interest for the possible upcoming World Series.  

 

Star Power

The Yankees vs. Phillies World Series would give the sports world lots to talk about just with star power alone.  Rodriguez, Howard, Jeter, Lee, Sabathia, Hamels, Rivera, Victorino, Utley, and Posada, just to name a few. This matchup is almost like watching an October All Star Game and has all the makings of a classic.

Stars are made in the World Series with the whole world watching, and we are bound to see the stars collide.

 

Pedro Martinez

This series is more than just baseball. It's about energy, entertainment, personality, and emotion. 

Nothing excites Yankee fans like the sight of Pedro Martinez, it's like waving a red blanket in front of a Bull or putting chum in the water for a great white shark.

Nothing excites Philly fans like Pedro Martinez, as he has been nothing short of amazing ever since he was signed. 

Pedro pitched very well in the season and pitched seven scoreless, lights-out innings against the Dodgers in the postseason. Will Pedro show the world he still can do it on the grandest stage of them all and against the hated Yankees?  Will the Yankees show Pedro that they are “Still Your Daddy”?

 

Matchups

Who will perform better in the World Series Howard or Rodriguez? Both have been locked in and stroking.

Who’s pitching will rise up and smother the other team's lineup or will we have the makings of a shootout.  Is it CC, AJ, and Andy or will it be Lee, Hamels, Pedro?

Will Teixeira show up to the postseason and start hitting? He only has one RBI in the division series and LCS combined. What group of all-stars will make the least mistakes to enable their team to be the 2009 World Series Champs?

 

Fans  

With the showdown of two of the most passionate fan bases in all of sports it should be an entertaining series to watch.

The Philly fans who once booed good old Santa Clause will bring the A game as they have to help the Phillies defend the title.

On the other hand, the Bronx faithful have to give the new Yankee Stadium a proper house warming and end the World Series drought. I think the fans are just a part of this particular showdown as any player on any team.

Mr. Rodgriguez needs to make sure sweet little Kate Hudson is in a private booth when she is in Philly.

 

Recap

I am making a premature assumption that the Yankees will beat the Angels in one of the next three games to advance to the World Series. The Yankees are favored to win the World Series but the Phillies are still the champs and until they are defeated they have to be considered a serious threat.

The Phillies have experience after winning last year and seem to be getting hot at the right time. Brad Lidge picked a good time to get his mojo back and earn some saves, and the offense is providing lots of runs.

The Yankees have two of the greatest postseason players of all time in Jeter and Rivera and seem to have hit the free agency lotto with CC, Teixeira, and Burnett. All in all, this has the makings of a hard-fought entertaining World Series.

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