Look Into The Face Of Giant Fear
We're going to make this quick and dirty, because baseball stopped being very interesting to me weeks ago, and even a historic comeback by the Giants has not re-stoked my fire. Also, I'm just seeing this on really, really simplistic levels.
Here's what I wrote about why the Tigers were going to beat the A's in five, which was exactly what happened:
But they don't have (Justin) Verlander, and they don't have the absurd twosome of
Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder. It's been the
most fun run in a generation, but it ends with Verlander.
In Game One of the World Series, Detroit will start the rested and best pitcher of his generation. The Giants will go with Barry Zito, who has certainly been well-supported and had good timing in shutting down the Cardinals a few days ago... but, um, Verlander and Cabrera. I don't feel like I need to go further than that.
In Game Two, Detroit will throw Doug Fister, who has been very solid all ...