The World Series begins Tuesday night, so my regular Monday appearance on Asheville’s WISE Sports Radio was a preview of the match-up between the Washington Nationals and heavily favored Houston Astros.
Last week, guest host Jordan DeVere (filling in for the vacationing Pat Ryan) asked me for an early prediction and I said the Astros would win in six games. Jordan gave me the opportunity to reconsider that pick. My rational mind says Astros, but my heart — my gut — says Nationals.
During our discussion of the New York Yankees’ offseason agenda, I meant to add that one of the reasons the Yankees haven’t won a World Series this decade is because the revenue gap has shrunk between the Yankees and the other teams in baseball. Unlike the 1990s, when the Yankees earned more money from their cable TV contract than any other team, nearly every MLB club has a big local TV deal now. Though the Yankees’ reluctance to spend money on free agent talent like they used to is certainly a significant factor.
Thanks to WISE Sports Radio for allowing me to post this on my site, along with Mars Hill University (which sponsors the stream), the aforementioned Jordan Devere, and Vistanet for sponsoring my MLB segment.