Thoughts, lists and other compulsive bits about baseball from comedian filmmaker television producer/Red Sox fan Paul Francis Sullivan....
feel free to call him “Sully.”
Monday, October 26, 2009
The window for a Freeway Series is closing
Living in L. A. county, I can tell you there was some excitement here over the possibility of a Freeway Series… Angels and Dodgers. After all both the Angels and Dodgers have cohabitated in Southern California since 1961. They have appeared in the post season together in 2004, 2008 and this year and have never faced off in the World Series.
This was as good a year as ever and frankly it might not get any better next year.
The Angels have their free agent woes and if Chone Figgins and John Lackey skedaddle, the last players from the 2002 World Champions would be gone.
Not to mention Bobby Abreu and Vlad Guererro’s impending defection the team might have a much different look next year. And maybe a team like the Rangers could take advantage of the transition.
But at least the Angels have Arte Moreno running the team and the steady Mike Scioscia entering his second decade as Angels manager.
Up the highway and ACTUALLY IN Los Angeles, the Dodgers wish their only problems were free agent related. Pitchers Vincente Padilla and Jon Garland can go… as can infielders Ronnie Belliard, Orlando Hudson.
Plus you have Manny’s slowing bat and a team that may have peaked.