Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 10/20/13
After 170 baseball games and over 1500 innings the stage has been set for the 2013 World Series between the St.Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox. Both teams finished with an identical record and led their respective league in victories and last met in the World Series in 2004 with the Red Sox being victorious. The Red Sox swept the 2004 Classic led by David Ortiz and series MVP Manny Ramirez. Mike Matheny was the Cardinals man behind the plate backed up by rookie Yadier Molina. The Cards punched their ticket to the dance with series victories over the Pittsburgh Pirates and Los Angeles Dodgers backed by dominant performances by NLCS MVP Michael Wacha and veteran Carlos Beltran. The Cardinals were baseball’s darlings in 2011 sipping champagne as World Series Champion with a 4-3 series win over the Texas Rangers. The gritty Red Sox and their beards proved critics wrong all season long upstaging the Tampa Bay Rays and Detroit Tigers enroute to the Fall Classic. So how do these two teams
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