The Astros wrapped up the NL pennant last night by beating the Cards 5-1 led by another strong outing by pitcher Roy Oswalt. Both Houston's and Chicago's pitchers have been terrific. We are probably going to see some low scoring games.
From a history standpoint you almost can't get a better matchup. The Astros have never even been to the series in their 43 years of playing ball. But the sentimental choice will be the White Sox who last won it in 1917. They lost to the Dodgers in 1959 and haven't been back since. They had two other appearances that are notable. The 1919 team that lost to the Reds will forever be known as the Black Sox because of a gambler's attempt to fix the outcome. That scandal still affects the game today, just ask Pete Rose. And in 1906 they won their first title by beating the crosstown Cubs.
It should be a great series, I just wish it was on earlier.
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VERY HAPPY TO SEE A SERIES THAT IS NOT LIKE WATCHING EVENING RERUNS. WITH THE BOSOX WINNING LAST YEAR AND THE WHITE SOX AND ASTROS UP FOR THE CROWN THIS YEAR IT IS CERTAINLY MUST SEE TV. THE SERIES WAS GETTING MONOTONOUS A FEW SHORT YEARS BACK WHEN ALL ONE SAW WAS BLUE PIN STRIPES GIVING A HIGH FIVE TO ONE ANOTHER IN VICTORY. THEN AGAIN, HIS HOLINESS IS NOT A RABID BASEBALL FAN/SCHOLAR SO IF ANYONE DISAGREES I DECREE A DISPENSATION.
I'm happy to see both these teams in it especially the Astro's my pick before the playoffs started. I predict 1 run games with the exception of 1 blow out. Pitching is to good for consistant runs but I take the Astro's because they are in game mode right now and you can't go down 2-0 and hope to win the world series. I still don't understand why people are on Yankees and not the RedSox. I guess it's o.k. to spend 175 million on a ball club as long as you didn't win the series. I think a lot need to follow more closely. Boston has been in every playoff since 1998 where's the fairness.
SM, Spoken like a true Yankmee fan. Things didn't work out for the Yanks, so attack the Red Sox. I'm glad the Pope gave you a dispensation before you challenged his infallable ruling. You should work in the White House.
I hate Boston Fans
they complain Oh we have not won since 1918, but They only had the best basketball team in the 50s/60s like 9 championships in 10 years
then won the NBA again in the 80s, and then they won 3 of the last 4 super bowls
Philly is screwed it is the team with the for sports who have not won a championship in 22 years There is a generation of fans(mine who have never gotten a championship
So Despite my hatred for the evil empire known as the Yankees I hate boston Fans even more(I only liked the Bo Sox in 2004 cuase of my Boy Schilling becuase Philadelphia fans only option is to root for teams based on our beloved players who now play for them becuase of our horrible managment. See Phillies under the Wade Era, Sixers under Katz and under King(it has not been the same since Croce Left)
Anyway bost and New yoir Fans can both go to Hell And i think I wante the Sox to wins "The Revenge of Shoeless Joe" I mean the last time they won was 1917 a year before the Redsox last championship and they win one year after that) But i hate bitching from Chicago fans too I mean they have the 86 bears and Oh yes The Bulls of the 90s.
HIS HOLINESS WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE SOX WIN TOO, MY SON; BUT PLEASE, LOWER YOUR LEVEL OF VIOLENT CHATTER.
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