Wednesday, September 17, 2008

World Series Possiblities

We all remember the Subway Series back in 2000, and those of you old enough to remember there have been more than a few other Subway Series when New York had 3 or 4 teams to choose from. But out in the Midwest and West there haven't been as many match-ups. Los Angeles has had 2 MLB teams since 1961 and only once have both teams been in the same playoffs (2004) and they have never met in the World Series. As for Chicago the two teams have been in existence in the same league for over 100 years and have actually met in the World Series in 1906 and the Southsiders took home the title over the Cubs.

Well this year could be an historic year for the MLB as both of these options look like they could happen. All four teams lead their respective divisions. The Angles clinched their division last week. With a Cubs win over 2nd place Milwaukee last night their magic number dropped to 4 with 2 more against the Brewers, and have all but locked up the Wild Card. White Sox are much closer as their lead is down to 2.5 with 12 to play and the Wild Card out of reach. Lastly, the Dodgers have a 4.5 game cushion over the slumping DBacks in the NL West with 11 to play and the Wild Card is out of reach.

Potentially this year we could see either an Freeway Series on the I-5 between Stadium Way and Orangewood or an El Series on the Red Line between 35th and Addison, so you will most likely see these everywhere: