Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Subway series?

Mike Bauman at MLB.com writes about the possibility of a Mets and Yankees World Series this year:

It could happen. In fact, the chances of this occurring have gone, in less than one month, from truly remote to distinctly possible.

The different thing about the possibility of the forthcoming Fall Classic becoming a Bronx-Queens Classic is that for most of the summer, it was the Mets who were the much surer bet.

Even now, their position in the National League is somewhere between unassailable and heavenly. They have a 15 1/2-game lead in the NL East. It is a question of when they will clinch, not if, and it has been for some time.

The passion for the game remains completely in effect in all of the various boroughs. And New York remains the cultural capital of America, the financial capital of America, and the delicatessen capital of America. These are three of the four essential categories, but New York has not officially been the baseball capital for six years. This might be the season when the Big Apple once again makes it four-for-four and in the largest way possible.

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