2003 World Series: Dynasty vs. Destiny
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Both teams are coming off emotional-draining seven-game championship series triumphs, but are faced with the task of getting together for Game 1 approximately 44 hours after the
"To come here and play against the
On the other side, the
Florida features a good batch of young starters in
"It's probably the biggest moment of my professional career," McKeon said after Florida's 9-6 Game 7 victory in Chicago Tuesday night. "I can't even explain it. It probably hasn't even sunk in yet. But I do know that it's a wonderful feeling. People asked me was I going to come back for next year, and I told them if I get in the World Series and manage the All-Star team, I'll definitely be back."
Speaking of All-Stars, the
Steinbrenner has always been able to reload season after season, but this could be the last hurrah for the
New York has the best closer in postseason history.
The Yankee lineup is full of star players.
Even though the
Although Boone belted the ALCS-clinching homer off Boston's
"The cliche with them is they don't beat themselves and all that, but they are really good," said Boone. "They catch the ball really good. They have speed, they have power, they have pitching, they have a good bullpen now. They have got themselves off the mat a lot of times at the end of the season. I remember going to Philly, losing 14-0, that first game and I'm thinking, all right, they are done, but they just keep on answering. I'm sure they will be ready to go here Saturday night."