Philadelphia Phillies: What If Brad Lidge Had Started Game One?

Posted: 9th November 2009 by Harold Friend in MLB
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The Yankees' manager, in his second season at the helm, was confident that his team would beat the Phillies in the World Series.
The Phillies Were a Fast, Hustling Team

"Not that I'm underestimating these Phillies. My reports show they are a fast, hustling club and they have good pitching. In fact, I respect their pitching more than anything else and if they do beat us it will be pitching alone that will turn the trick. But we're going to have some pretty good pitching too, and as I figure our club much the stronger at so many other points, I feel pretty sure that we'll win."
The Yankees Were the Favorites

The experts agreed, citing the Yankees' solid pitching, outstanding long-ball power, and excellent defense. Almost every player on the roster had big-game e ...

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