The San Francisco Giants are 27 outs from meeting the Texas Rangers in a World Series match up that a few liars can say they predicted eight months ago.
Across the field, the Philadelphia Phillies are relieved to be back playing in front of the home fans, even if their backs remain firmly against the wall.
That means everything is just fine, right? Both teams are happy with the position they’re in?
Perhaps, but there are still a few questions to address as the hours and minutes tick down to first pitch.
• Will Roy Oswalt(notes) be affected by his Game 4 relief appearance? When asked that question by reporters yesterday, Oswalt responded with a simple “No.” And that was that.
I wouldn’t think his short and ineffective outing in Wednesday’s ninth inning will have any carry over. I don’t know that for sure, but you can bet if Oswalt gets off to a rough start, Charlie Manuel will be left to answer some tough questions in his post game press conference.