Have you seen this yet? It’s a pretty cool montage showing the Red Sox road to the World Series:
The World Series is finally here, and the Boston Red Sox look to consummate their worst-to-first turnaround against perennial contender St Louis. Coming off great pitching performances and clutch hitting, these two teams look to make this series one for the ages no matter who wins.
While most of our panelists don’t think pitching will be MVP-worthy in this series, it does look to be a long and fun series. With the end of the season near, would anyone expect any less?
For this final series, we’re introducing a new scoring category; experts will be guessing how many home runs will be hit in the final game by both sides combined. And in addition, ALL POINTS ARE DOUBLED!!! That means picking the winner of a series is worth four points, and guessing how many games the series will last and the MVP of the series is worth two point. Ditto for the combined HR total in the final game.
In the event of a tie, we’ll also be guessing the combined walks-plus-hits-per-innings-pitched of LCS MVPs Michael Wacha and Koji Uehara over the course of the World Series. Their walks and hits given up over the series will be pooled, as will their innings pitched, and the former sum will be divided by the latter.
So now that the red tape is out of the way, check below for the pick sets. And come back once the series is finished for the final results. Continue reading 2013 MLB Playoffs Expert Picks: World Series »
* Whats special about the Red Sox all year is the sincerity
* Someone else every night with talent that never seems to exceed opponents but proving the power of team and chemistry
* Bogaerts proving where he will be next year – Drew thanks for the diving play
* Last time I saw a play at third with an opponent thrown out like that was Ortiz throwing to third against Cardinals 2004 game 4
* Ellsbury showing intensity – does he want to leave this environment ?
* 3:52 game time
* 46 /67 / 04 and now 2013 – nice rivalry building
* Bobby V must be bumming
* Red Sox hit .236 in series and won
* You can’t win again with Lackey, Peavy and Buchholz giving up 22 runs Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Ugh and Great »
The World Series is set, and its the Red Sox and Cardinals in a rematch of 2004. Both sides made it there with six-game home victories, and both sides had a pitcher named MVP. Michael Wacha of the Cardinals beat Clayton Kershaw twice, while Boston’s Koji Uehara played a part in all four Boston victories (three saves and a win).
As a result of all that, our standings have gotten tighter, and it’s still anyone’s game. With everyone picking the Red Sox, the Cardinals had a lot to do with that, but Uehara helped plenty as well.
So check below for the results of the LCS round, and come back Wednesday evening for the World Series Picks. Continue reading 2013 MLB Playoffs Expert Picks: League Championship Series Results »