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World Series 2007 Baseball Predictions - Boston Red Sox vs. Colorado Rockies
The 2007 Boston Red Sox had a great regular season. The Red Sox won the AL East for the first time since 1995. The Sox swept the Angels in the ALDS then came from behind against the Cleveland Indians to win the ALCS four games to three.
Colorado Rockies Vs. Boston Red Sox World Series Odds Here
The Boston Red Sox are one of the most storied franchises in sports. Ever since being established in 1901, Boston's fan base has been one of the most devoted in all of sports. The Boston Americans (as they were known as at the time) won the first World Series in 1903, and have won championships in 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918, and had a historic series finish in 2004. Led by the bats of David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez, and the arms of Curt Schilling and Pedro Martinez, the Sox made a historic comeback against the rival Yankees to win the American League Championship. The Sox went on to sweep the Cardinals to take their first world championship in 86 years.
After being swept out of the playoffs in 2005, and finishing in third place in 2006, this year's Sox team is back with a vengeance. Jonathan Papelbon is back in the closer role, Schilling is healthy again, and the Sox acquired Japanese pitching sensation Daisuke Matsuzaka. The 2007 Red Sox have the odds in their favor (28 percent chance of Winning the series according to Vegas), and will be playing exciting baseball all season long.
Colorado has incredibly won 21 of their last 22 games to get to this point and enters the Fall Classic as the first team to ever sweep not only the division series, but the League Championship Series as well.
However, you would have had a hard time convincing people in early September that the Rockies would be in this position, as they found themselves as many as six games out of a playoff spot and were 4 1/2 games back of the wild card with nine games to play. However, they ripped off 13 wins in their final 14 contests of the regular season and forced a one-game playoff with the San Diego Padres to determine the NL wild card that they won with three runs in the bottom of the 13th inning.
Their amazing streak carried into the postseason, as the Rockies swept the NL East champion Philadelphia Phillies in the NLDS and rolled over the NL West champion Arizona Diamondbacks to claim their first NL pennant. The Rockies have been behind after only four of the 65 innings they've played in the playoffs.
But because of the sweep against the Diamondbacks, the Rockies have not played since October 15 and because of that reason the odds will be against the Colorado Rockies on winning this years World Series. This will give the Rockies something to prove to the world again, after all no one thought they would have gotten this far.
World Series Winners and Results
The Red Sox finished with the second-highest batting average (.333) in World Series history. Only the 1960 Yankees (.338) hit better.
This was the fourth World Series clincher in the last 10 years to be decided by one run. It's the second straight time a World Series sweep ended with a one-run game as the White Sox beat the Astros 1-0 in 2005.
add another World Series to the Red Sox list of accomplishments. Bostonians are no longer cursed, they are blessed. This new century is starting off remarkably close to the last one, as now the Red Sox are again the team to beat in the MLB. Sweeping the Colorado Rockies on Sunday night with a 4-3 win, the Sox used outstanding pitching, timely offense and perfect managing to gain their second championship in four years. They were dominate.
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