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It’s a World Series without the Yankees!

Post by Larry Larue / The News Tribune on Oct. 25, 2010 at 6:53 am with 8 Comments »
October 25, 2010 1:37 pm

Hard to believe we won’t be listening to someone going on and on about New York’s tradition and committment to winning Wednesday night, when World Series XXLMNOP begins – and features Texas and San Francisco.

Give most any general manager in baseball a $210 million budget – without the fear of his team losing money! – and chances are he could put together a pretty competitive team.

But the Rangers and Giants are the teams the network must now pitch to the American viewing public, and they could wind up with a compelling Fall Classic. Cliff Lee vs. Tim Linncecum is a dream matchup. San Francisco’s anonymous offense simply manufactures runs, while in Texas they whack away until they have six or seven, then whack some more if that’s not enough.

Here are couple of questions. Will you watch this World Series? And who wins it – and why?

Game One is Wednesday, but let’s kick it around now. Give us your picks and your thoughts, and on Wednesday we’ll give you ours.

Now, a few links:

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  1. Shattah206 says:

    Link for the Pete Rose story?

    Yes, I’ll watch the series, but will miss Wednesday b/c of a prior commitment. :(

  2. Devinc253 says:

    Yankees are the reason baseball needs a salary cap.
    It not fair to teams with less money with the yankees being able to afforde to pay anyone more money

  3. Interestingly, I’ll watch the World Series this year BECAUSE the Yankees aren’t in it. I’m interested because this year’s series offers something new.

  4. footballscaa says:

    Weeee!!!! No Yankees!!!!!! It’s almost like the M’s won 62 games this year!

  5. longco44 says:

    I will definitly be watching this series. Like I said earlier, if the Phillies or the Yankees were in it, I wouldn’t watch it.. But these two teams were probably the most unlikely two teams to meet up in the World Series. I managed to place $40 on the Rangers (while in Las Vegas) to win the World Series a month prior to the Rangers claiming Cliff Lee. I hope I win!!

    Oh, and the World Series will go to Texas 4 games to 2 (why; because I bet on them)!!!

  6. No plan to watch & while I hate them for the A Rod mess, I predict Texas to win.

  7. Kevindot1 says:

    Of coarse I’ll watch it, it’s the World Series. But, shouldn’t the title of this blog post be: “It’s another World Series without the Mariners!”

  8. Of course I’ll watch the WS. Every inning of every game. Won’t have the faintest idea of who will win until the games are played. Prediction games are ridiculous. People pretending they know so much they can predict the future.

    But I’ll be rooting for Bill Neukom’s Giants.

    P.S. I predicted Cliff Lee would give up 7 runs tonight but thought it would take the Giants at least a full seven innings to get them. Shows what I know.

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