Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Double Red October?

Whether it's Athlon Sports, the Sporting News or FOX Sports, the Red Sox are almost universally mentioned as favorites to at least reach, if not win, the 2011 World Series. And, in nearly every instance, their opponent in the Fall Classic is forecast to be the Philadelphia Phillies.

Not surprising, really. The Phillies kept Cliff Lee from the Empire's grubby hands, and the Red Sox pulled off the Daily Double of Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford. Now, who sits at Citizen's Bank Park—Papi, A-Gon or Youk?