2008 WORLD SERIES BASEBALL BETTING – TAMPA BAY RAYS VS. PHILLIES PICKS
The Rays dropped the Devil from their name before the season and came out with a new identity: Gone were the laughable losers who finished last in the AL East in nine of their first 10 seasons.
Last season they had the worst record in all of baseball. Going into this season, oddsmakers gave the Rays 200-1 odds to win the World Series.
Most fans thought it was inevitable that the high-priced Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers would meet in the 2008 World Series. No doubt, TV executives were praying for it, since both teams have huge fan bases bound that would bring in big ratings.
To the surprise of baseball insiders, the exact opposite happened. The Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 3-1 in the seventh and deciding game of the AL Championship series.
The Tampa Bay Rays are on a roll after taking out the defending world champions while the Philadelphia Phillies beat Manny Ramirez, a Los Angeles Dodgers team that barely won one of the weakest divisions in baseball.
The Rays have some unbelievable young talent that plays the game every fan would like their team to play.
The Phillies are a pretty good team, too. Let’s not forget that the Phillies have been building to this for a few years now. It’s not like the Phillies are a NL team that just happened to get hot at the end of the season and streak their way to the World Series.
The Phillies is a team that plays well together. They have a knack to get things done and then leave everyone who watched it wondering how did that happen? They have an ability to draw important at-bats and important innings from the least likely places. They play as a team, which always seems to be one of the characteristics of the great teams.
2008 WORLD SERIES BASEBALL BETTING SCHEDULE
|Game 1||Wednesday, October 22||Philadelphia @ Tampa Bay||FOX Sports||8:00 pm|
|Game 2||Thursday, October 23||Philadelphia @ Tampa Bay||FOX Sports||8:00 pm|
|Game 3||Saturday, October 25||Tampa Bay @ Philadelphia||FOX Sports||8:00 pm|
|Game 4||Sunday, October 26||Tampa Bay @ Philadelphia||FOX Sports||8:00 pm|
|Game 5*||Monday, October 27||Tampa Bay @ Philadelphia||FOX Sports||8:00 pm|
|Game 6*||Wednesday, October 29||Philadelphia @ Tampa Bay||FOX Sports||8:00 pm|
|Game 7*||Thursday, October 30||Philadelphia @ Tampa Bay||FOX Sports||8:00 pm|