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Phillies vs. Dodgers Intriguing Matchup for 2008 MLB Playoffs

October 9, 2008 by AlexV 

Manny says... Ok. Maybe I can win a title on another team this time.

Manny says... Ok. Maybe I can win a title on another team this time.

There is one big reason I believe that this Series is huge. That is the fact that both teams making it to the World Series would be great stories.

Joe Torre used to play in the league. Now as a manager, he may win it all with the Dodgers... not the Yankees.

Joe Torre used to play in the league. Now as a manager, he may win it all with the Dodgers... not the Yankees.

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.

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