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It’s time to weigh in on the World Series

Post by Larry Larue / The News Tribune on Oct. 26, 2009 at 8:42 am with 7 Comments »
October 26, 2009 10:36 am

The Yankees made us wait a bit, but now we know it’s a New York vs. Philadelphia World Series.

Before it starts, I’d like to hear the concensus: Who’s going to win, in how many games – and why?

And since the Fall Classic is baseball’s magic carpet ride of memories, let’s hear those, too. Which Series do you remember most, which October moments?

Leave a comment Comments → 7
  1. Heart: Phils in five. Raul Ibanez factor.

    Head: Yankees in six. Mo Rivera factor.

    Most memorable Series moment: Don Larson’s perfect game, with Berra jumping up to hug him. Pre-Steinbrenner, I admired the Yankees.

  2. Pray4Peace says:

    I’d like to see it go to seven games. The winner doesn’t really matter to me because it’s not the Mariners or Padres.

    You can’t deny the fact that the Yanks are just too good. I’d like to see Raul get a ring though.

    My prediction is the Yankees will win in 5 games.

  3. “It’s hard to make predictions, especially about the future.” Yogi

    As to favorite, growing up a Twins fan, I have to say the ’91 series with the Bravos. Extra innings all over the place, Puckett walk-off in the 11th inning of game six, extra base robbing catch in game seven, Jack Morris 10 shut-out innings… I was a wreck by the end, it was almost too much to take.

    I think ESPN or SI rated it the best WS ever.

  4. Stantheman6 says:

    I think it’ll be a great series and some runs definitely will be scored. As much as I like the Phillies for the Moyer/Ibanez/Dobbs/Cairo (really? Cairo?)/Gillick connections, and as impressed as I have been with the Yankees (even Alex), I’m still picking …. the Cardinals. (If they had Big Mac as their hitting coach this year, things would be different.)

    My favorite Series? Would have to be ’64. Or 67? Or 2006.

  5. yankees in 7 c.c. to win 3 games. 56 series with larsens perfect game.

  6. dave8557 says:

    My favorite series is of course 1969. The Mets who went from bums to glorious champions in the space of one fantastic summer.

    The baseball post season is reminiscent of the basketball playoffs with all the off days. It’s ashame as I believe it throws off the skills of the players. Baseball is a daily game. You don’t play one game, take a day off, play two, take two days off, play one, then rest four or five days.

    I think the Yankees have an advantage mainly because the Phillies are sitting around waiting for a week, trying to simulate games in the cold.

    Hey Bud, how’s about going back to day games at least on weekends, cutting the season to 154 games, and getting the world series started by October 10th?

  7. Pray4Peace says:

    I’d rather see doubleheaders instead cutting games.

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