Tough call. The Giants have to win this year, because they aren't getting any older. Yet, the Angels may have to win this year too since there could be an ownership changes and we all know what that can do to a ballclub.
Potential for a great series though; I say Angels in six.
Of course I be biased as an Angels fan, but I was praying for this matchup. I love that the Wild Card teams are the ones in the World Series. You have to feel for Fox though, as they will get huge ratings in California, but not much elsewhere. St. Louis will be too pissed to watch it. Same for New York. Then again, who can resist watching the "BATTLE OF THE THUNDERSTICKS!!!"
I'll take the Angels in 5.
"Oh would you stop being all stealthy and just get in the truck"- Tom Servo
The thing I like about this match-up as a Giants fan is that there will likely be many Giants fans down there in Anaheim cheering for the Giants, so it may sound like Giant-Dodger games in LA where it almost sounds like the crowd is cheering for the Giants. Should be a hella fun series to watch.
I'll take Giants in 6.
"No thanks...last time I smoked that stuff they found me on top of the Sears Tower trying to build a nest." -Robin Williams, Club Paradise
Angels haven't lost at home all postseason, first games in Anaheim. Angels have dropped first game in each series and then swept. When trends collide! God, now I have to go into bitter Red Sox fan mode...Version 3. ::invents new Matt Hardy-esque pose:: Go American League! Go American League!
Angels in 6.
Benoit & Angle vs. Eddie & Chavo. There is no way in hell that this could possibly suck. GOD BLESS SMACKDOWN!
Angels in 5. Bonds gets one night to shine and the scrappy band of misfits blows him out of the water after that. You gotta love a team that has your kid brother's annoying friend on it. Or am I the only one who sees that in Eckstein?
Over/Under on the number of stupid things that Selig will do during and 48 hours after the series: 2
These commercials are superfine because they pay for the production costs of putting CHRIS MOTHERFUCKING BENOIT on my GODDAMN TV SCREEN! I will GO GREYHOUND! I am thinking OUTSIDE THE BUN! – Dean Rasmussen 8/1/2002 Smackdown Workrate Report
Add me into the "Angels in 6" club. I was at the ALCS clincher last Sunday and I have NEVER seen a baseball crowd like that EVER in Southern California and that includes the year the Padres made it to the big dance. Angels have far too much momentum to be stopped now and I don't even think the mighty power of Barry can contain them.
I'm personally salivating over the inevitable matchup between Big Barry and our resident phenom, Francisco Rodriguez.
"See Nash, you can wear any Halloween costume you want to, but you know and I know that you're only half the man that I am - and I have half the brain that you do."
And am I the only one that hates the damn rally monkey? I mean, I like the Angels, I'm rooting for them, but that damn monkey sucks. However, that kid dressed up as the monkey was pretty funny, even if his dad made him do it and scarred him for life. I laughed.
Columbus Blue Jackets: Ignite The Night (yeah, the motto sucks, but the team might not!) Blue Jackets Ticket: $17 Blue Jackets Hat: $19 Blue Jackets Program: $2 Seeing Rick Nash score his first NHL goal in his first NHL game: priceless. Ways to run those damn MasterCard commercials into the ground: endless.
Personally, the reason I'm not interested in a regular season without a postseason has nothing to do with determining which is the best team, but rather because the race for first in the regular season can often be quite boring or anticlimactic.