It is on! Game 1 of World Series Arrivesby Eric Schwartz
The wait is finally over, Game 1 of the World Series have arrived.
While many analysts have predicted this to be a long and close series, history tells us that the winner may just be decided tonight.
In the last 12 years, teams which won Game 1, won the series 11 times, including the last six. That means there is a lot of pressure on Cliff Lee and the rest of the Phillies tonight at Yankee Stadium.
Weather update: The rain stopped in New York around 3:30 and it looks like it should be clearing out for good, minus a few small showers, according to weather reports.
Pitching matchup: Cliff Lee vs. C.C. Sabathia. This is a battle of the last two AL Cy Young award winners.
Sabathia, who signed a $160 million deal, won 19 games in the regular season. He has been even better in the postseason, going 3-0 with a 1.19 ERA with 20 strikeouts in three games. Cliff Lee has been equally as dominant in the playoffs, going 2-0 with an 0.74 ERA in three starts.
Game Time: 7:57, on FOX.
It’s time Phillies fans!