The World Serious begins tonight in the Bronx. Boomer Wells starts for the Yankees, and Brad Penny goes for the Marlins. It is distinctly colder tonight than it was for Game 6 or Game 7 of the ALCS, but that shouldn't bother either pitcher, who both look like they work in the meat packing district. (Where's the beef, baby?) Quite frankly, I still can't believe that the Yankees are playing. Somehow I will manage to come around sometime around 8:15 tonight.
Buster Olney delineates ten crucial match ups over at ESPN, and Rich Lederer of Rich's Weekend Baseball BEAT has an indepth preview of the Serious that is well worth perusing. The Young Lions, Aaron Gleeman and Larry Mahnken offers their thoughts as well, and are on point as usual.
The Yankees-Marlins are the last two teams that MLB or the people at Fox wanted to see in the Serious. Hopefully, the two teams will provide a fitting conclusion to what has been one of the great postseasons in recent memory.
Oh, and for any of you Yankee fans out there who want to contribute any posts about the Serious or the Bombers in general, head over to the new blog, New-York-Yankees and type to your heart's content.