Thursday, October 25, 2007

World Series "Preview"

Well, I was in the middle of drafting a complete World Series preview, with position breakdowns and stuff, but couldn't get it finished in time for Game 1 last night. Now, after watching the Red Sox put a hot carl on the Rockies last night, I'm afraid that preview may be a little biased. So there's not much to be said about last night's dominating performance, except for that it doesn't mean the series is over. Some examples from the past:

2004 ALCS: Yankees win Game 3 19-8, Red Sox win next 4.
2001 World Series: D-backs win games 9-1 and 15-2, but Yankees were one half inning away from taking the series.
1996 World Series: Braves win first two at Yankee Stadium by scores of 12-1 and 4-0, Yankees win next 4. May be hard to believe now, but Yankees were then the upstart young team and the Braves were the annoying dynasty.
1960 World Series: Yankees beat the Pirates by scores of 16-3, 10-0, and 12-0; Pirates win the series on Bill Mazeroski's home run in Game 7.

Now I realize all of the above examples involve the Yankees, but the moral can be still be inferred: One lopsided win does not equal four. The Rockies will have a chance to make last night's blowout ancient history tonight.

1 comment:

RC said...

here's hoping to game 1 being ancient history!