Tuesday, October 23, 2007

World Series prediction.

I can list 10 good reasons why the Boston Red Sox will defeat the Colorado Rockies in the 2007 World Series.

In no particular order:

1. Boston’s Game 1 & 2 starting pitchers, Josh Beckett & Curt Schilling, are a combined 3-1 with a 1.24 ERA in six World Series starts since 2001.

2. The Red Sox have home-field advantage. During the regular season they were 51-30 at Fenway Park.

3. The Rockies were a mediocre 39-42 on the road.

4. Only one Rockies player (Willy Tavares) has World Series experience. The Red Sox have seven.

5. Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield has been left off the World Series roster.

6. The Red Sox explosive offense is averaging 7 runs per game this postseason.

7. Despite falling behind in the ALCS 3 games to 1, the Red Sox methodically dismantled the Cleveland Indians in three straight games. They have some serious momentum right now.

8. 96 regular season wins, the best in baseball.

9. Allowed a major league low 657 runs in the regular season.

10. The Rockies have not played a game in eight days.

Now let’s look at the Colorado Rockies side of the ledger.

1. An inexplicable 21 wins in their last 22 games.

Rockies in six.


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