The Will of the Baseball Gods – a postseason prediction

Here is a prediction for the postseason in 2008:

I believe the Baseball Gods will make their feelings about the ending of Yankee Stadium known this autumn by sending the Red Sox and the Cubs to the World Series.

That would mean that this year, the World Series would be played in the only two parks in baseball that are older than Yankee Stadium, and the only other parks built before 1961.  These three are the only remaining parks to have seen the likes of Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe Dimaggio and Ted Williams.

There is a place for these older parks in this game.  They are our most tangible connection to the years gone by when the game of baseball was made great.  The Baseball Gods will want us to know that a move to the newer is not necessarily a move to the better.

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One thought on “The Will of the Baseball Gods – a postseason prediction

  1. Paula Martin September 17, 2008 / 9:31 pm

    That’s a strong, but great prediction. Of course, I like it a lot, being that I’m a Red Sox fan. And I like your notation about the two oldest parks in the country. That would be something.

    So do you think this move of the Yankees will be their downfall? Or do you think the new park will revive their game and their spirit? Time will tell.

    P. M.

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