World Series Preview: Rays Vs. Phillies

The World Series is truly my favorite week of the year. Having the World Series going on is an excuse that gets you out of anything, every year. No matter what plans I might be forced into, all I have to say is, "Hey, the World Series is on," and people understand. You know how Will gets about his baseball ... » 10/22/08 12:00pm 10/22/08 12:00pm :…

ALCS Preview: Rays Vs. Red Sox

It is perhaps a clear indication that I drink a bit more than I should that, when I saw that the Rays and the Red Sox had both clinched on the same night, I thought, "Whew, good. Now one team won't be more hungover than the other one in Game 1." Hey, sometimes these things matter. I have to speak on a lunch panel the… » 10/08/08 11:59am 10/08/08 11:59am

NLCS Preview: Phillies Vs. Dodgers

I pay so much closer attention to the National League than the American League, and I got both of the NLDS dramatically wrong. To be fair, I was trying to jinx the Cubs and spite the Phillies. Yes, I have that kind of power. So do you, actually. Being a fan rules. Series Schedule » 10/06/08 1:00pm 10/06/08 1:00pm : Thursday, October 9, 8 p.m. Los…

ALDS Preview: Rays Vs. White Sox

The Tampa Bay Rays are in the playoffs. Let it roll off your tongue. Toss it around. Swish it a bit. Look at the sentence closer. It might be a palindrome. The Tampa Bay Rays Are In The Playoffs. Everything's freaking NUTS, people. Series Schedule » 10/01/08 2:34pm 10/01/08 2:34pm : Thursday, October 2, 2:30 p.m. Chicago (Vazquez) at Tampa Bay…

NLDS Preview: Cubs Vs. Dodgers

From the very first day of Spring Training, the general consensus has been that This Is The Cubs' Year. (This has caused me considerable frightened quivering, pretty much from the get-go » 9/29/08 2:30pm 9/29/08 2:30pm.) It's not just the 100 years thing either. It's difficult to argue that the Cubs haven't been the best team in the National…

NLDS Preview: Phillies Vs. Brewers

At a certain level, it has to be tempting for Brewers manager Dale Sveum to just start C.C. Sabathia every game of this series. Obviously, that's not actually feasible, but who cares about Sabathia's future? The Brewers are losing him anyway. Ride the guy until he dies. Let the Yankees pay the price three years from… » 9/29/08 2:00pm 9/29/08 2:00pm

ALDS Preview: Angels Vs. Red Sox

The most refreshing aspect of the Red Sox-Angels series is that it's happening in the ALDS rather than the ALCS. This means, no matter what, that either the Devil » 9/29/08 1:00pm 9/29/08 1:00pm Rays, the White Sox or the Twins will be playing for the World Series. In a crazy year, this is far more fitting than yet Boston-Anaheim series going late…