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Sunday, October 24, 2010

A great October after all

Who would have thought that October would turn out to be the best month of the year for Met fans? First Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel get the ax, then the Yankees are sent packing. And now the two-time defending National League champion Philadelphia Phillies will be playing golf while Cliff Lee and Pat Burrell are in the World Series.

Last month, I wrote how I was dreading another Yankees-Phillies World Series. The Phillies looked invincible with their H2O rotation. As for the Yankees:

The Yankees have had some ups and downs lately and there are no guarantees in the postseason, but is anyone really prepared at this point to predict Minnesota, Texas or Tampa Bay in the World Series?

And who would have predicted that both the Yankees and Phillies would miss out? It sounds too good to be true.

Now, instead of the same old tired faces in the World Series, there will be some welcome changes:

  • Instead of "the Captain" (Jeter), we'll get "the Freak" (Tim Lincecum).
  • Instead of Roy Halladay making his Series debut, we'll get Vladimir Guerrero making his Series debut.
  • Instead of flawed superstar Alex Rodriguez, we'll get flawed superstar Josh Hamilton.
  • Instead of Cliff Lee on the Phillies or Yankees, we'll get Cliff Lee on the Rangers.
  • Instead of sour Shane Victorino, we'll get smiling Cody Ross.
  • Instead of no Yankee facial hair, we'll get the black beards of the Giants.
  • Instead of Haley Swindal singing "God Bless America," maybe we'll get Tammy Nelson and her giant hat.

2 comments:

nutballgazette said...

This is the 4th best October in the History of the Mets
1969, 1973, 1986 and now 2011.

The Omnipotent Q said...

Keep the Faith, Jon!