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Dodgers, Rays could meet in the Series

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

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The Major League Baseball playoffs are officially set in stone. My prediction: Dodgers vs. Rays in a totally random World Series set-up. I mean, who would've thought at the beginning of the season that the Rays would take the AL East, let alone make it this far and be squaring off with their division opponent the Red Sox. I hope Tampa Bay takes 'The Nation' down in four straight games. I'd like to see what Curt Schilling has to say about that, since he voices his opinion on practically everything else.

Interesting tid-bit of info on the series...

The Rays won 10 of 18 games this year against Boston, and won eight of nine games in Tampa Bay. Too bad for the Red Sox that this series features the Rays with home field advantage. Good for everybody else that can't stand Boston.

In the NLDS series, Los Angeles just made the Cubbies look pathetic, sick, ghastly -- you name it, they made them look that way. I actually had a prediction go right for once last week, and the curse lives on in Chi-Town. What a complete and utter mess on defense for Chicago's NL squad over the course of three games. I love it. Bring on Philly.

Oh yeah, before I forget...

In case you missed it, ESPN dubbed the St. Louis Rams the absolute worst team in the National Football League today. I thought this was hilarious, and they called out every mistake that the Rams have made this season all the way down to the coaching carousel. There's still a few, and I mean that lightly, weeks left in the regular season. Good thing there's college football huh?

Speaking of which, how about Mizzou handing Nebraska a good kick in the rear last Saturday? I'm not usually one for running up the scores in athletics, but, at the collegiate level in big game situations, I feel like the more the merrier. I would've liked to have seen Chase Daniel stay in the game and see what the stud QB could've obtained on the Huskers' defense.

There is a lot at stake this week for local schools. For starters, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs' softball team heads into district play today with a 14-8 record. I'm not looking up last season's record, but I can promise that this year is a complete 180. Tiffany King has the girls on path to a district championship if they can play their game and stay focused. If you're off work early and the rain has let up, the girls will be in Poplar Bluff to take on Jackson at 6 p.m.

The second big contest of the week is on the gridiron between the Sikeston Bulldogs and Kennett Indians. Sikeston (3-3) looks to take down an undefeated Kennett squad (6-0) on the road. The Indians are pretty salty this season and look to their quarterback/wide receiver combo of Blake Parr and Jarvis Finley to aid them in victory once again this Friday evening. This game could be interesting in more ways than one.

Last but not least, the Tennessee Vols could possibly see the end of the Phil Fulmer era come Saturday as they face off against Georgia at 2:30 p.m. our time. Tennessee fans across the nation may weep... for joy. The Bulldogs were stunned last season by the Vols, 35-14, but the same won't be in play this year. Prediction: UGA 42, UT 20. Just ask the Rams, QB swaps don't always work out. But, then again, neither do coaching changes.

I hope that is enough to keep you interested in the remainder of the week. I'll be in East Prairie Friday evening to check out the 'MC Williams Show.' If you're there, say hey. Until next week, take care and enjoy your local sports.