During Spring Training this year, I predicted a Phillies – Yankees World Series. It was more of a wish than a realistic thought at the time, but nonetheless, I have gotten my wish :O) Apparently, Jimmy Rollins made the very same prediction; what can I tell you? Great minds think alike.
Not only will this be an epic battle of David and Goliath – the Yanks with 26 World Championships and the Phillies with only 2 – but it has been my lifelong dream to witness these two teams do battle on the grandest stage in baseball. You see, I have two favorite teams in every sport – one NL and one AL. These are my two teams! This about sums up how I feel right now:
The Phillies are my #1 of course, and you can read why on the About Me page. But I grew up in central NJ and the Yanks were always on TV. If I asked for a Phillies hat for Christmas, I got a Yankees hat. So while it was forced upon me at first, I grew to enjoy watching Reggie Jackson whack balls out of the park. And the crazy facial hair of Goose Gossage made me giggle. Lou Piniella, Thurman Munson, the 1977-78 World Series…classic stuff. And then in the 90’s, it was all about Derek Jeter…
I am SO excited!! How about everyone else out there? What is YOUR dream World Series and why? Feel free to share in the comments and you may be in my next blog!
In the meantime, Go Phillies! (and a slightly less enthusiastic, Go Yanks :O)
Photos by Jenn