Tonight marks game one of the 2013 Fall Classic and the two teams many predicted would still be standing… are. It’s being billed as the scrappiest, grittiest, beardiest, old school baseballey-est World Series in history.
The St. Louis Cardinals take their straight up class and respect for the unwritten rules of the game up to Boston tonight to take on the gritty cast of Duck Dynasty, who also happen to play for the mucho-scrappy Boston Red Sox. Adam Wainwright will take on Jon Lester in what’s sure to be anything but a barn burner. The October air has completely chilled and save a few games in the LCS’s the bats have also gone mostly cold. That combined with two absolute aces on the mound and one could easily see game one tallying no more than 3 or 4 total runs if we’re lucky. Wainwright will hope to have Red Sox swinging at nasty, filthy, breaking pitches just outside the zone all night, while Lester will hope to continue his dominant postseason where he has held opponents to 2 runs or less in every single one of his October starts.
Regardless of how Game 1 shapes up, this should prove to be a World Series for the ages. These two teams are pretty evenly matched and us as fans would love if the birds and the beards treated us all to a full 7 game series. May the best team named after something red win.