One of my all-time favorites, Josh Beckett, pitches tonight in Game 1 of the World Series for the Boston Red Sox against Jeff Francis, who is also pitching lights out this postseason, and the Colorado Rockies. It will be interesting to see what happens tonight as the New Mr. October, one of the greatest postseason pitchers of all time and the MVP of the 2003 World Series pitches tonight against a team that has won 21 of its last 22 games, a buzzsaw if ever there was one. Because of their sweeps in the first two rounds while the Red Sox crushed the entire city of Cleveland (a city which hasn't won a championship game in any sport for a longer span than any other city) by coming back from a 3-1 series deficit, the Rockies have had eight days off. Because it seems that they haven't been on the field for a real game in months, the Rockies are once again enormous underdogs, a role they have thrived in for the last 22 must-win games.
Despite the roll the Rockies have been on since September 16th, the Red Sox are the favorite in the series and the number one reason is this:
The New Mr. October.
Enjoy the game tonight and enjoy watching one of the greatest postseason pitchers of all time.