This should be a great World Series. Brian Gunn over at Redbird Nation has a typically excellent recap of last night�s game, including this line:
Jeff Suppan outdueled Roger Clemens tonight. You know that, I know that, but I don’t care — I’m gonna say it again because I like the way it rolls off the tongue: Jeff. Suppan. Outdueled. Roger. Clemens.
And I liked these comments about the Astros:
[T]hey played some great ball against us. When one samurai warrior defeats another, he doesn’t gloat over him; he thanks him for giving him a worthy competition, for bringing out his best. These Astros brought out the best in us. And even though I don’t feel great about denying them the first World Series in their entire existence, I thank them all the same.
For the Sox side, you�ll probably want to read Bill Simmons if you haven�t already.
Finally, since you�re going to hear a lot about the 1967 Series in the next week or so, you might as well brush up on the facts of that one. As for predictions, I�m really on the fence about this series, but here goes: Cardinals in 7.
UPDATE (From the Crank, who’s been very happy to see the Mad Hibernian at least temporarily back on the blog): You can get more on Bob Gibson, the hero of that 1967 series, in my extended comparison of Gibson to 1926 World Series hero Grover Alexander.