Major League Baseball World Series Game 1
Philadelphia Phillies at Tampa Bay Rays –105 (Over/under 7 ½ )
Baseball’s World Series kicks off tonight with a pair of unlikely participants, the Phillies and Rays. Unlikely, since the "glamour teams," that is, those such as the Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers and Cubs, who have much bigger payrolls, are noticeably absent from the fall classic. Nonetheless, baseball fans have a nice match-up of two "blue collar" teams that have earned their spot in the limelight. Tampa Bay finds itself in its first World Series ever, culminating a run in which they dispensed with the biggest powers in the American League, notably the Red Sox, Yankees and White Sox. Because they’re coming off a recent gutsy win on Sunday night against a veteran and determined Red Sox squad, coupled with the Phillies’ somewhat lengthy layoff following their win over the Dodgers, the Rays get the nod here to take Game 1. Tampa Bay Rays -105.