Moving Onto The League Championship Series
- Updated: October 7, 2008
Last night, both beasts from the east advanced into the ALCS. The Tampa Bay Rays will host the Boston Red Sox in game 1 on Friday, October 10th at 8:35pm. I predict that this one will go to 7 games. There will definitely NOT be a sweep of any kind.
The Angels are upset right now, but they should be upset with themselves. They were the favorites going into this series, but history has a way of repeating itself and it did just that in the ALDS between them & Boston. Their game plan is to throw teams off with their base stealing ability and their aggressive base running, but they just did not optimize these traits during this series much. The few times that they did, it came back to bite them. See Guerrero‘s base running blunder in game 2 and the botched squeeze play last night. On top of that, I think they got a big ego from reaching 100 wins. They are not your typical 100 win team. Not when you play so many games against AL West opponents as they do. Now, that’s not their fault, but somebody has to tell them that they are just not THAT good. I would think that a team from the AL or NL East that won 100 games would be a MUCH better team with the increased competition in those divisions.
I will comment later this week about the match ups for both the ALCS and the NLCS, but for now, I have this one question. Do you think the fans down in Philly are asking to borrow Celtics fans “Beat LA” shirts, signs and banners?
This foursome is a no loose situation for the MLB. No matter who plays in the World Series out of these four teams, it ought to be exciting!