The Philadelphia Phillies have taken their improbable postseason run all the way to the World Series. On WISE Sports Radio, we chat about Bryce Harper’s star turn and how the Phillies are on the verge of a championship.
We also discuss the downfall of the New York Yankees and whether or not that will cost manager Aaron Boone his job. Elsewhere, the Texas Rangers surprised Major League Baseball by hiring veteran manager Bruce Bochy, who’s been retired for the past three years but boasts three World Series titles on his résumé.
How improbable is this Phillies run? Last year, it wouldn’t have been possible. MLB’s playoff format didn’t have the extra wild card team that got in this year. The Phillies took that extra (sixth) spot. And Bryce Harper, whose right elbow doesn’t allow him to play the outfield, might not have had the same impact if not for National League teams now having a designated hitter in their lineup.
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