Insider Intel: 2009 World Series
Joe Girardi's decision-making could be the ultimate key in the Fall Classic
It's geographically unbalanced, but otherwise, Philadelphia Phillies versus New York Yankees is about as good a World Series matchup as anyone could hope to see this year. Both clubs have legitimate claims to be the best in their leagues; both feature ace starters, former MVPs, solid defenders and star closers -- OK, that last one might not extend to both clubs.
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