Written by Erin
It’s July and the season is well underway. Hanley Ramirez (Florida Marlins) is leading the league with a .346 batting average, Tim Lincecum (San Francisco Padres) is firing up the bullpen (though the rest of the team is asleep) and the Red Sox have not one but four of their players slated to be starters in the 2009 All-Star game.
We all learned in school, though, that it is not individual players that capture championships but teams as a whole that pull together and win games. Which teams have the talent and tenacity to make it to the end? Going by standings, my money would have go to a Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers series.
Who cares about standings, though, when you have a personal bias. I know that both the Dodgers and the Cardinals have better win records. I know that, at home, they’ve been horrendous and I know that the odds of a baseball team repeating a World Series is slim. Yet, even knowing all I know, the fact of the matter is that Philadelphia is not a city to succumb to statistics and probability. So with my heart (hey, I can do that because I’m an Imperfect Woman!) my National League pick is the Philadelphia Phillies. I’ll use my head for the American League and stick to Boston as my pick.
What about you?