The "Robert E. McCabe League" was established in memory of my Dad, who died in 1986, at the age of 59. He was a very special guy, and my best man at my wedding. He served in World War II, and was a Milwaukee Braves fan, with Warren Spahn his favorite player. I met Warren and had him autograph a ball for my Dad. My Dad once told me "Joe Dimaggio was so graceful, I would have bought a ticket just to watch him run out to center field" From our commissioner; Patrick (pat007ohmss)
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
The Kansas City Royals win Season 19 World Series
Royals knock off the Padres 4 Games to 3
Kansas City, MO (McC) Season 19 World Series saw the number
one seeds in both leagues faceoff in the fall classic for the first time since
season 5, when the National League number one seed Florida Marlins (100-62) won
the title over the American League number one seed San Francisco Giants
(103-59) four games to one. Last year we saw the Kansas City Royals (100-62)
defeat San Diego Padres (111-51) four games to three.
The Odd Makers
Kansas City was ignored all season by the Vegas odds makers
and the McCabe Magazine’s power rankings, never climbing higher than 7 on this prestige’s
magazine rankings. The Royals were facing the McCabe Magazine darlings, and defending
World Series Champions, the San Diego Padres. The Padres were installed a heavy
favorite going into the postseason at 2-1 to win their third world
championship. The bookmakers pointed to the Padres win total of 111 games, and
the dominating pitching staff, which led the league in team ERA (3.19). The
Royals closed on the Las Vegas Hilton at a 7-1 underdog going into the series.
Why, I don’t know, you’re asking the wrong guy. I’m the dummy that posted the
odds and wrote the postseason preview article. That said; let’s take a look at
the Royals from season 19. The first thing that jumps off the page is the fact
that this team led the league with a team batting average of 300, and was second
in the league with a .838 team OPS. Good pitching stops good hitting, right?
The KC Bombers
This team was led by a collection of professional hitters
which included first ballot Hall of Framer, season 19 major league batting champion, and 8 time MVP Tony Cortes (29 HR,
112 RBI, 364 BA), Barry Henley (24 HR, 102 RBI, 325 BA), and Shannon High (24
HR, 100 RBI, 297 BA). Will the Royals repeat in season 20? We doubt it, Cortes
and High both left in the off season, signing lucrative contracts with the New
York Mets and Rochester Broncos respectfully. The only question about these
signing is this; Cortes is 33 years old and High is 35. How many years do they
have left? Only time will tell.