The World Series.

One of the most sacred events in the sports world. It goes without saying that getting there takes intense preparation, heart, skill and a little bit of luck.

The 162-game regular season is a grind, and it all boils down to even more baseball—October baseball, AKA: Baseball at its finest.

The Yankees have done all of this before, and this year they’ve completed one third of the postseason puzzle by sweeping the Minnesota Twins in the first round.

Which means they need to win eight more games to capture World Championship number 28.

It won’t be easy.

Nor will it be simple for the Rangers. Coming off an intense five-game series against the Rays, rest may become an issue for them, as well as the availability of Cliff Lee.

All in all, this will be an interesting series.

Here are 10 predictions why:

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