World Series Preview

Posted: 28th October 2009 by Eric Johnson in MLB
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The World Series mercifully begins tonight and what better way to prepare than to inundate sports fans with predictions? What kind of sports writer would I be if I didnÆt throw my hat into the prediction ring? Exactly. So letÆs go ahead and compare the Yankees and Phillies position by position to find out who the better team is and, thus, who will win the World Series. First Base: Mark Teixeira vs. Ryan Howard It most cases it would be nearly impossible to pick against a switch-hitting first baseman who tied for the American League lead in home runs. However, when his competition is a guy who hit 47 home runs, has dominated throughout the playoffs, and doesnÆt look like Whitney Port from The City, I have to pick against Teixeira. Plus Teixeira has been an awful hitter this postseason. A ...

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