Wednesday, October 20, 2010
East Coastless World Series?
With the New York Yankees on the brink of elimination (no tear shed here) and the Philadelphia Phillies down 2 games to 1, it's starting to appear as though the World Series may not have an East Coast representative in the World Series this year. The past two years have seen the right side of a America dominate the Fall Classic (Phillies, Rays, Yankees), and even 3 years ago the BoSox were in it. Since Major League Baseball began playing its championship way back in 1903, there have only been 24 out of 106 World Series that have been absent of an East Coast team. That's mostly due to the early part of the 1900's lacking any West Coast teams and the fact that New York, Boston, and Philadelphia (*Giants, *Dodgers, Mets, Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies, and *Athletics) have been to a ton of World Series combined.
*= when they were with their East Coast affiliate.