Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ricky Clark - World Series thoughts

I’m going to admit, I’m on the Tampa Bay Ray’s bandwagon. This team should win the World Series, even though game one was lost 3-2. The Ray’s have the better starting rotation (Scott Kazmir, James Shields, and Matt Garza) and the Philadelphia Phillies are going with a four-man rotation. This means Cole Hamels (the ace and game one winner), the Phillies won’t be able to have him throw until game five.

Overall the Phillies rotation can be sporadic and this could cause them the series. On offense, the Ray’s have enough firepower in B.J. Upton, Evan Longoria, and Carlos Peña and enough bullpen talent with David Price being a valuable arm to get the job done. The Ray’s depth will be the deciding factor.

A controversy brewing over the World Series now is the event is losing its glamour and losing its magic. I’m enjoying the shift in power between teams. The series gets boring when it’s just the New York Yankees. Seeing the Red Sox now being champions is great for baseball. The story is as good as it gets, from historic losers to now top dogs.

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