Thursday, October 11, 2007

World Series run-up might be worthwhile

Here's a nice column by WaPo's Thomas Boswell suggesting that the league championship series and maybe even the World Series might be worth watching after all -- even if George Steinbrenner upstages the series by announcing his plans regarding Joe Torre.

It's not what most people expected, which might make it more interesting. The Diamondbacks, Rockies and Indians are three of the cheapest teams in baseball, payroll-wise, and they rely a lot on rookies and young players. But it could be interesting to watch Troy Tulowitzki, Ubaldo Jimenez, Fausto Carmona, Chris Young, Asdrubal Cabrera and some of the others to see which ones emerge as post-season stars. They may all be household names in a few years.

The Rockies clobbered the D-Backs 5-1 in the first NLCS game.

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