Here is how I see the 2009 World Series.
Starting Lineups: Close but a two hundred and fifty million dollar payroll buys a lot.
Starting Pitching: After Cliff Lee who do the Phillies have, Pedro? Despite what he did versus the Dodgers I am not convinced.
Bullpen: One word, Mariano
Bench: Joe Girardi has no reason to use his bench other than when they are in a National League ballpark because they have an all-star at almost every position.
Manager: Charlie Manuel is no Dick Williams but Joe Girardi? Please, he likes to play with his toys too much. He manages a game like he has to prove how smart he is.
Intangibles: The Phillies seem to find a way to win.
Umpires: Not even close. There will be several bad calls and certainly a few controversial ones. As a result, somehow and someway the Yankees will get more calls their way.
Series MVP: Jorge Posada.
With all the silliness of him catching or not catching, I believe he will have a great series. Plus he is a switch hitter. Besides although I am no fan of the team from New York, I like Posada.
Bottom Line: Yankees in 6.
Question: Which is worse? A whiney Red Sox fan or a spoiled, obnoxious Yankees fan?
Answer: I’ll let you know when the series is over.