There is probably going to be sizable contingent of Phillies fans in Houston when the World Series begins on Friday. Philadelphia as a whole travels very well when it comes to sports and games of this magnitude will be no exception. Will it be enough to make a dent in the expected crowd of Astros fans? Probably not, but it’s good to have someone rooting for you nonetheless when you’re on the field.
On to the links.
- Not sure I agree with the title “The Phillies tried to be the Astros”, but this is an interesting article nonetheless.
- When John Middleton went all in on this team, there were probably some owners criticizing him for spending. Turns out: he was right.
- Looks like Aaron Nola will be the game one starter for the Phillies, opposing Astros starter Justin Verlander.
- The Athletic is giving their predictions for the World Series, even though they have yet to accurately predict what the Phillies will do.
- As if the Dodgers weren’t good enough, it’s possible they’re going to be in on Aaron Judge, sending Mookie Betts to second base.
- The Marlins have a new manager and it’s Skip Schumaker from the Cardinals.
- Caleb Smith from Arizona has a ligament tear in his pitching elbow, but will rest and rehab it first.
- Finally, down in Baltimore, we have an #oldfriend sighting on the coaching staff.