Wednesday, October 22, 2008
SUS Previews the World Series Part I: Devo
Look let's be honest- Tampa will win because superior starting pitching always wins the World Series, right? I mean, ask the Atlanta Br-nevermind.
But Tampa will win because they have superior relievers like the 90's Yankees right? I mean, the Red Sox never came back on the Dev-nevermind.
But seriously, I don't know which of these teams is better, and I don't care. Frankly, they're both fairly likeable teams, so long as you're not a Mets fan. I'm not a big fan of Philly teams, but anyone who knows me knows my Phillies talking point: There's been so many great stars that have come and gone through Philadelphia since their last title in the early 80's, Iverson, Barkley, Lindros, Roenick, Rolen, Schilling, McNabb, Cunningham, Reggie White, T.O., and I'm probably still missing a few. A city like Philadelphia deserves a championship somewhere, and as a Devils/Giants fan, it better not be the Flyers or Eagles. So I'll accept a Phillies Series victory in the big scheme of things.
But it won't happen, and the explanation is stupid but accurate. The last few years, one team has waited a week to play the Series after wrapping up a quick LCS. Last year, Rocktober came to a stunning halt when the Rockies were off for a week (and faced a far more talented Sox team.) The year before, the Tigers had the extra time off and made some retarted errors in losing to a far inferior Cardinals team.
Look, I'm not a doctor, and I don't know which team is better, but the truth of the matter is that it's going to be very difficult for Philly to get their timing back and win one of the first two games in Tampa. With a 2-0 lead, Tampa can put a quick end to this series by winning game 3 or 4 and going up 3-0 or 3-1. And Tampa is good enough that they probably will. Tampa in a painless 6.