We almost have our 8 post-season teams finalized. In the AL there’s the Rays, Red Sox, Angels, and Twins or White Sox. And in the NL we have the Cubs, Dodgers, Phillies, and Brewers.
So, which teams would make the most interesting 2008 World Series? Here are the top match-ups we’d wanna see.
1. Cubs vs Rays: The “Blue Moon” Series
The team with the longest World Series drought vs. the team that has never made it to the playoffs. Talk about two teams unlikely to meet in the World Series. Does anyone have a Farmer’s Almanac to check if there’s a blue moon rising?
2. Dodgers vs Red Sox: A New Curse in the Making?
With the Red Sox facing their former stars Manny Ramirez and Nomar Garciaparra (under the management of their former nemesis Joe Torre nonetheless) what more could you ask for? Will Torre bring life to the Dodgers franchise while the Red Sox suffer another drought of titles under the curse of Ramirez? This could be baseball lore in the making!
3. Angels vs Dodgers: The Freeway Gang Wars Series
Red vs. Blue going head-to-head in LA. Sound familiar? Perhaps Fox or CW should televise the Crips vs. Bloods to give us back-to-back double headers each night during the fall classic.
4. Twins vs. Phillies: The Swing State Series
Lacking their stars from ’07, Hunter and Santana, the Twins might be a bigger surprise to see this post season than the Rays. With consistent playing from Mauer and Morneau, a Minnesota match-up against Philly could be good. Both teams are playing fantastic ball — and the week after the World Series ends, both Minnesota and Pennsylvania (both swing states) will be deciding the fate of our next President. I hope both clubs votes for Obama!