Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Rangers-Giants Begin WS Tonight

The World Series. Baseball's ultimate showdown. Not being seen by Cablevision subscribers thanks to the pricks from Fox and Cablevision. But I digress.

In a position by position comparison, the Rangers win almost every match up. But sometimes we have seen teams that are just fated to win. The 2006 St. Louis Cardinals and the 1988 LA Dodgers come to mind.

Despite the fact that it would make Mad Dog Russo and Chris Berman happy, the pick here is the Giants in 7 games. Pitching wins and there should be plenty of it in this series starting tonight when Cliff Lee faces Tim Lincecum. Game 2 has C.J. Wilson going against the always underrated Matt Cain. Game 3 is Colby Lewis against Jonathan Sanchez with the fourth game matching youngsters Madison Bumgarner and Tommy Hunter.

Ron Washington has gotten high accolades for handling his team through the post-season and Bruce Bochy always does a good job. This should be a great one.

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Hopefully, Mrs. Cliff Lee will be treated better than she apparently was during the ALCS road games.

Perhaps the Rangers' greatest sales pitch simply was having Kristen sit in the visiting family section at Yankee Stadium during the playoffs. She says there were ugly taunts. Obscenities. Cups of beer thrown. Even fans spitting from the section above.

"The fans did not do good things in my heart," Kristen says.

"When people are staring at you, and saying horrible things, it's hard not to take it personal."

Lonn Trost, Randy Levine, Brian Cashman, and the Steinbrenner boys should be sucking up to her immediately!

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