After Bobby Valentine’s circus and a quite disappointing season last year the Red Sox make it back to the World Series with a 97-65 record. The Cardinals will be looking for revenge on the Red Sox after being swept in 2004. Now that game 1 is underway lets take a look at so things to know.
1. This is the 4th world series match up between the Red Sox and Cardinals in the world series.
2. This is the 3rd time in the wild card era that he teams with the best record of both the AL and NL have met in the World Series (Both teams with 97-65).
3. The Red Sox are 1st in Runs (853), On Base Percentage (.349), and Slugging Percentage (.446) and are second in Batting Average (.277). The Cardinals are 3rd in Runs (783), 4th in Batting Average (.269), and 3rd in On Base Percentage (.332)
4. The Red Sox are the 7th team to play in the World Series after finishing last in last place the season before since 1990.
My pick for Game 1 is the Red Sox. Enjoy the game!