Sunday, October 19, 2008

The First to Four Wins Becomes...

If you told me right now that in March of 2008 you said that it would be the Phillies and the Rays in the World were right...


The Rays have finally taken down the defending World Champion Red Sox and will host the Phillies in Game 1 of the 2008 World Series.

History dictates that the Rays will win it (unless Sports Illustrated puts them on their cover previewing the World Series, then you might as well hand the trophy to Philadelphia). Why?

Think about this...

When the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim changed renamed themselves the Anaheim Ducks in time for the 2006-2007 NHL season, they won Lord Stanley's cup.

So there you have it. Phillies at Rays on Wednesday night on FOX. I bet they're crying their eyes right now and hoping for a short series. May the best team win.


JayBee Anama


capewood said...

It's ironic that the last time the Phillies were in the World Series, in 1993, they had gone from last to first from 1992 to 1993. They were back in last place in 1994. The Phillies, of course didn't win the 1993 World Series and I expect the Rays not to win this year.

Anonymous said...

Nordiques -> Avalanche: Won Stanley Cup.
Oilers -> Titans: Lost Super Bowl.
Browns -> Ravens: Suck, but won Super Bowl a few years later.
Whalers -> Hurricanes: Suck, but won a Stanley Cup a few years later.
Bullets -> Wizards: Suck.
Jets -> Coyotes: Suck.
Expos -> Nationals: Suck.
Sonics -> Thunder: Jury's out, obviously, but bet on Suck.

I'd say the whole name-change thing is inconclusive.