It All Comes Down to ThisThe Boston Red Sox certainly milked it for all it's worth. After falling behind the Tampa Bay Rays three games to one, they managed to force a seventh and deciding game. The Rays were able to hang on to win, 3-1. The Rays will advance to the 2008 World Series as the American League Champions. There's another expansion team to earn a spot in the World Series before the Chicago Cubs.
Looking ahead to the World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and Rays, Game 1 will be played on Wednesday in Tampa's Tropicana Field. My prediction? I think the Rays will win in six. I expect this World Series will be a well-played and exciting match-up. Both the Phillies and Rays have a balance of good pitching and offense. After saying that, since both teams are on the east coast, and one has a tiny fan base, this will probably be a poorly watched series. Sorry Fox.
Any chance Bud Selig is reading my blog? Probably not. Anyway, as I have mentioned before on this site, I am not a fan of having the All-Star Game determine which league will earn home-field advantage during the World Series. During an interview around the All-Star Game, Bud Selig mentioned that having the All-Star Game winner determine home-field advantage helps with hotel arrangements. Perhaps Mr. Selig has not been watching the playoffs. The winner of last night's ALCS game will host Game 1 of the World Series. The Phillies were eagerly waiting to see if they will hop on a bus and head to Boston's Fenway Park, or if they will hop on a plane headed for Tampa Bay. Sorry Bud, that logic does not work for me.