The Fall Classic is upon us.  The usual suspects are missing from this one though and in their place are a pair of young, upstart teams: the San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers.

The talent is fantastic on both sides and this promises to be a great World Series filled with drama.  There’s a lot on the line. The Rangers are looking for its first championship in franchise history, while the Giants are looking to end a five-year drought of their own.

Many will be turned off because there are no Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies or any of the other October regulars.  No need to worry though as both of these teams belong here.

Are you a fan of great pitching?  Then you’re in luck because the Giants are pitching deep, finishing the season with the best team era in the game. 

The Rangers aren’t without their share of great arms, as they will be sending Cliff Lee to the mound in Game 1.  As Lee has proven in the past, anytime he starts in October, something special can happen.

If you’re not a fan of the young power arms and would rather see some offensive explosions, this series has that as well.

The Rangers, led by Josh Hamilton, finished the regular season as the fifth highest scoring offense in the game.

This series truly has something for everyone.  Who has the edge?

Let’s take a look.

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