If, however, recent, and not so recent World Series history tells us anything, it is that anything can happen this week. The Royals bullpen could blow three leads, Bumgarner could get roughed up in the first inning of game one. The Giants could continue to score runs on wild pitches and errors by the pitchers as they did against the Cardinals. A light hitting middle infielder like Joe Panik or Alcides Escobar could hit a big home run or two to win a game. The kvetching that these are not the best two teams in baseball, whatever that means, notwithstanding, this should be a fun World Series with lots of interesting stories and players, but the way each team got to this point is a reminder that predicting what will happen next is a mug's game.
Written by Lincoln Mitchell On In Baseball Tagged World Series, Kansas City Royals, San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, James Shields, Madison Bumgarner, Greg Holland, Wade Davis, Kelvin Herrera, Sergio Romo, Javier Lopez, Santiago Casilla, Jeremy Affeldt, Bruce Bochy, Eric Hosmer, Mike Mousakas, Billy Butler, Brandon Crawford, Travis Ishikawa, Mike Morse, Joe Panik, Alcides Escobar