Does it matter?
If your flight lands 5 minutes early and you sit at baggage claim for an hour waiting on your bags?
Spinnakers in San Francisco has the best Crab Alfredo in existence.
I have bias both ways for the teams in this World Series. I still am in touch with a few folks from the Phillies organization and am hoping like hell they win, and at the same time I am pulling for Eric Hinske to be on the Roster and do something special as well as hoping Kazmir throws a gem or two. Add to that Joe Maddon, whom I met when I was 14 years old and who was hugely instrumental in becoming a professional baseball player is someone I’ve always had immense respect for and thought the world of. This guy, much like Don Zimmer, is a baseball ‘lifer’.
So I’ll make my prediction for game 1. Starting with Cole Hamels, who I think is one of the 4-5 best pitchers in the game now. He’s on and to me a guy that good being on in October means bad things for the other guys. I think he’s going to spin a gem and I also think Burrell goes deep at least once. That’s as scientific as I can get on this. Phils win game 1 7-2 behind Cole’s strong 7. Going to be very interesting to see how Kazmir handles Utley and Howard. I always project how I’d use other guys stuff in facing them and I know what I would do their first AB’s to setup the game, and the series and I’ll be interested to see how Scott approaches them.
That 7-2 score could be 15 runs off in Philadelphia when they go there. There are a lot of fly ball hitting guys in both lineups and I’ll be interested to see if the cold mitigates the park in any way, however I don’t see it.