Fall Classic without the Yanks

This postseason has been especially painful for me this year. No Yankees. (And if someone just awoke from a 10 year nap, yes, you heard correctly: no Yankees.) I’ve come to grips with what happened this 2013 season with Yankees but have not accepted the fact that Boston is in the World Series. Each of their come from behind wins brought tears to my eyes – and they weren’t happy ones. I was pulling for Donny Baseball (Don Mattingly), my Dad’s favorite player, and the Dodgers but they couldn’t hang on with the seasoned Cardinals.

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So what’s the deal? Cards and the Sox have all the makings to be a classic World Series matchup. The bearded freaks from Boston look really good right now. Their bats have slowed, but their pitching has not wavered at all. They’ve had quite a few magical comebacks. They won every which way possible against Detroit and look to do the same against St. Louis. Can they keep it going through 4  more wins?

St. Louis has gotten hot at just the right time- winning 15 of their last 17 regular season games to earn the right to play October baseball. Young closer, Trevor Rosenthal, earned his first save just a few weeks ago and hasn’t lost a gain since. Can he carry the Cardinals to a win in the fall classic?

The World Series marks the start of a fresh seven game series. That’s a long time. Everything up to now has been wiped clean and both teams looks to start better than before. Game 1 went to Boston by a landslide, but I can’t see the Cardinals going down without a fight. Let’s go St. Louis!

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