Oct 20, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals starting pitcher James Shields (33) talks with members of the media during a press conference the day before the start of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
The 2014 World Series is set to start this evening with the Kansas City Royals hosting the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the Fall Classic at 8 p.m. from Kauffman Stadium on FOX.
Oct 20, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) during practice the day before the start of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Though this World Series lacks the “star power” of the large market teams or even the “superstar player,” it is still the type of Series I’m looking forward to … one that will be very competitive and fun to watch as a baseball fan.
It will involve two teams that have made the postseason fun in the Royals who have yet to lose in the postseason, and the Giants who have also made the postseason exciting, as they also came from the Wild Card round to even make it to the postseason.
I wonder if any of these World Series games will end up in extra innings since the Royals are involved.
Tonight’s Game 1 will have the pitching matchup of the Giants sending Madison Bumgarner to face James Shields, so even though neither are the “superstars of baseball” they are two very high quality aces of two very good teams.
Besides the hopeful competitive Series, the question is are you rooting for or against the AL Central?
I have no problem with the Royals, so it would be kind of fun to have the champion from the Central, especially since the Chicago White Sox will be opening the ’15 season at Kansas City. Why not have the White Sox start out against the champs, and see where they stand from there?
That is just a thought, but what I like the most about this World Series is I don’t believe it will be a runaway series, and one that will last at least six games.
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