The Phillies beat the Dodgers last night in game one of the NLCS, and the Rays take on the Red Sox in game one of the ALCS tonight. I didn’t watch a pitch of any of the Division Series games, and likely won’t watch much of the LCS games either. As I was watching the highlights this morning I questioned who I really wanted to win the whole thing this year, and I thought I would share that with you.
The vindictive side of me wants to see the Red Sox play the Dodgers. That side wants Derek Lowe to win 2 games against Boston, throwing a pair of one or two hitters. It would also like to see Manny Ramirez hit a couple of walk-off blasts to beat Boston.
However, as much as I hate Boston and it’s fans, I can’t bring myself to root for that series. I’m hoping for a Phillies/Rays series, with Philadelphia winning it all. Not because of Charlie Manuel, or any current Phillie player. No, I’m rooting for Philly because I respect the 700 Level and the rest of the Philly fan base. I also would hate to see another expansion team win a World Series before the Indians (see 1997.) So go Philadelphia! I’m rooting for you now. Even though I probably won’t be watching. Or really cheering.