Phillies vs. Dodgers Intriguing Matchup for 2008 MLB Playoffs
October 9, 2008 by AlexV
First off, the city of Philadelphia hasn’t had a championship professional team in forever. So the Phillies getting to the World Series on that alone would be a great story. And if they lost, it would be another gut-wrenching blow to the fans of Philadelphia. And although they were good and it wouldn’t be too much of a surprise to see them win based on performance, people would still make a scene about it.
For the Dodgers, it would be a slap in the face to George Steinbrenner and the Yankees if the man they let go, Joe Torre, wins it all. And I don’t know what the Redsox were thinking, but if Manny Ramirez carries this team all the way to the title, then that too would be great to watch. Imagine that! A former Yankee and a former Redsox player may have combined to win a title for another team.
As for the Rays, they are interesting because of their surprising success, but they have no real back stories or drama-filled transactions to talk about. On the other side of the AL, the Redsox already had their story when they finally broke the Curse.
So I wonder what people think of that.