Any thoughts about the World Series? I expect the Rockies to get blown out, maybe swept; they sat a long time waiting for this series to start.
But ... no doubt I am rooting for them. All hail the underdog.
Last week, Dan Szymborski posted ZiPS projections for the 2008 Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Pirates have five players poised to hit better than a league-average
catcher (~720 OPS) centerfielder (~785 OPS): Bay, Doumit, and the three first basemen. Ian Snell eats more innings than Matt Morris, and Romulo! lives large with a 5.92 ERA.
The Steelers' game does not start until tonight, so we can all go back to bed and sleep late.
Elsewhere in the AFC North, the Ravens play in Buffalo, and the Bungles host the Jets. The Browns are on bye. All of Cleveland can focus on the team's third and last chance to win a game and go to the World Series.