Monday, October 6, 2008

October, Round Two

Now to the League Championships...

After a potentially game saving play by Mark Teixeira to steal a hit and a winning run from his former Braves teammate Mark Kotsay, Jed Lowrie hit a single that allowed Jason Bay to score, winning the game and the first round against the Angels for the Boston Red Sox.

Following a few days off, here's the lineup and schedule for the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox (3-1 win over the Angels) and the Tampa Bay Rays (3-1 win over the White Sox) as well as the National League Championship Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers (3-0 sweep of the Cubs) and the Philadelphia Phillies (3-1 win over the Brewers):

American League Championship Series
(Televised on TBS, all times Eastern)

Game 1: Friday October 10th, Boston @ Tampa Bay, 8 p.m.
Game 2: Saturday October 11th, Boston @ Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Game 3: Monday October 13th, Tampa Bay @ Boston, 4 p.m.
Game 4: Tuesday October 14th, Tampa Bay @ Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Game 5: Thursday October 16th, Tampa Bay @ Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Game 6: Saturday October 18th, Boston @ Tampa Bay, 4 p.m.
Game 7: Sunday October 19th, Boston @ Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m.

National League Championship Series
(Televised on FOX, all times Eastern)

Game 1: Thursday October 9th, LA @ Philly, 8 p.m.
Game 2: Friday October 10th, LA @ Philly, 4 p.m.
Game 3: Sunday October 12th, Philly @ LA, 8 p.m.
Game 4: Monday October 13th, Philly @ LA, 8 p.m.
Game 5: Wednesday October 15th, Philly @ LA 8 p.m.
Game 6: Friday October 17th, LA @ Philly 8 p.m.
Game 7: Saturday October 18th, LA @ Philly 8 p.m.

Predictions now? I sure as hell hope the Rays stomp the Red Sox. And, my initial alliances should leave me rooting for Philly. However, wouldn't a World Series between Boston and the Manny-driven Dodgers be entertaining?

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