Originally written on Fragile Freddy's  |  Last updated 6/24/14
After a long and dramatic baseball season the World Series is finally upon us.  Let’s look at five issues that may prove pivotal in this series that I predict will be quite exciting;1. Designated HitterThe Cardinals look a bit better suited to have a DH than most NL teams.  With Lance Berkman and Matt Holliday the Cards have two players who would probably do well to have a bit of a semi-off day.On the flip side Ron Washington has a decision to make.  With Mitch Moreland, Michael Young, Mike Napoli and Yorvit Torrealba he has four players two spots in the NL park.  My guess would be Napoli behind the plate and a platoon with Young and Moreland.2. ManagerI think we often make too much of a manager’s tactics but this series shapes up with a spectacular mismatch.  Ron Washington often seems to back himself into a corner while Tony LaRussa, whatever you think of him, is a master tactician.If LaRussa avoids being too cute I think he might steal a game for his club simply by laying b...

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