Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Quick n' Dirty ALCS/NLCS Wrap-Up
Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays
What I Said: "Red Sox in 6…This one will come down to the talent on the field."
In my defense, I freakin' nailed that last part. The Red Sox looked old and outclassed even in the games they won. As I wrote to m'man Nick in the immediate aftermath: if Mark Kotsay is getting at-bats in the ninth inning of anyone's game seven, your Plans A thru Y have gone horribly awry. Credit to the Rays – it was an insanely exciting series even when the games were ending at 10:30 PM (yawwwwwn) – but, if any of you saw Jon Lester losing twice, B.J. Upton turning into Bernie Williams or Matt Garza as ALCS MVP, you can kiss my Black azz, liar.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies
What I Said: "Phillies in 7… [The] Phils have threats from the left side to put up a few crooked-number innings."
Ryan Howard kind of woke up, Chase Utley hit .353/.522/.647 and m'man Matt Stairs – the erstwhile Oakland A – hit the most dramatic home run of the series. All lefties. I'm just sayin'. The NLCS was also notable for accusations from Phillies fans that the Dodgers fans were too abusive and Manny's shocking revelation after the series that he'll sign with the highest bidder this offseason. Seriously, Dodgers' fans were shocked at this. Morons.