World Series Game 1: Phillies at YankeesBy
It is finally here. After 2,195 days, the Yankees have finally returned to the World Series. I’m so excited that I can hardly contain myself. It was so hard to do work today that I had a hard time focusing on writing a World Series preview! Damn. But, before long we’ll see the first pitch, and then the second, and then maybe it will feel like the Yankees are back in the Series. Until then it will continue to seem a bit surreal.
There’s nothing I can write here that we haven’t discussed in the past two days. So, in case you’re looking for some pre-game literature:
- Previewing the Phillies starters
- The Phillies bullpen
- The Phillies infield
- This Phillies outfield
- Yankees vs. Phillies 2009
- Yankees vs. Phillies in the 1950 World Series
And if you’re still looking for something to do before the game, make sure to check out the RAB World Series prediction thread. It’s a great time killer, I promise you. Also, if you want to bask in some glory, check out the Fan Confidence Poll. For the first time ever, the 10s won.
Ok, so by the time you get through all that, it has to be game time. Awesome. In case you missed it, Brian Bruney and Eric Hinske have been added to the active roster, replacing Francisco Cervelli and Freddy Guzman.
Ready to play ball?
Pitching: Number fifty-two, Carsten Charles Sabathia
Pitching: Cliff Lee