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Just the links for now…the “Pepper” post for games 1 and 2 will be up in a little bit.

DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA

  • Ben Zobrist will get the start in RF tonight over Gabe Gross. [The Heater]
  • Marc Topkin is reporting that the Rays’ roster is official and it is the same as the ALCS. No Eric Hinske and no Shawn Riggans. [The Heater]
  • The World Series preview is up at Deadspin. [Deadspin]
  • “If you care about sports, you will root for the Rays when the World Series opens tonight”. Dan Shanoff goes on to list a number of reasons why all fans outside of Philadelphia should be firmly behind the Rays. [The Sporting Blog]
  • Wag Rankings breaks down the players’ wives. (thanks Kevin) [Wag Rankings]
  • Jayson Stark and Jim Caple debate who will win the World Series. Caple says Rays will sweep. [ESPN]
  • Hugging Harold Reynolds peruses Craigslist looking at the ticket market for the World Series. [Hugging Harold Reynolds]
  • Tyler Hissey interviews a Phillies writer about the team. [Scout.com]
  • The Blue Workhorse has “23 Reasons to Root for the Rays”. [The Blue Workhorse]
  • Here is a breakdown of the World Series, position-by-position…We are not sure where they got Dioner Navarro’s statline. Not even close. [SI.com]
  • A new take on the old “Rays are bad for baseball” shtick. Rumors and Rants feels that the Rays are proving that equality in baseball is not necessary. [Rumors and Rants]
  • The Phillies have lost a World Series to every team in the AL East, except the Rays. [The Big Lead]
  • A World Series preview from Rays Digest. [Rays Digest]
  • Jonny Gomes says the brawl with the Yankees in Spring Training set the tone for the season. [New York Daily News]
  • Howard Bryant wonders if the Rays will be able to maintain the success if they win the World Series or if they will go the way of the Marlins after each of their titles. [ESPN]
  • Philly Burbs breaks down each team’s “intangibles”. (thanks Chris) [Philly Burbs]
  • A look at where several of the players on the field tonight were the last time the Phillies won the World Series. [Hugging Harold Reynolds]
  • Stu Sternberg also runs a softball team in Rye, NY. [New York Times]
  • A roundtable at Fanhouse discusses the World Series. They (mostly) like the Rays. [Fanhouse]
  • The Hardball Times has a scouting report on Scott Kazmir. [The Hardball Times]
 
 

2 Comments

  1. DirtbagFan says:

    You gotta dance with who brung ya… Wheeler got us this far, so I like him, but I won’t be crying if I see Price

  2. Luis says:

    i love caple debating stark

    stark is the same dunce who started rooting for the rays and then announced the cubs will win it all and then jumped on the phillies bandwagon

    the guy just jumps on any team that he thinks is hot at the momment

    hes’ no “expert”, hes a joke
    btw the pessimism ended up working for us in game 7 of the lacs so ill be be pessimistic again but be less open about it for you guy’s sake hehe

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