The Yanks can't be beaten
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Arizona Daily Wildcat
The baseball season of 1998 began with a fire sale of the defending world champions.
Not the best way to begin a season, but it happened.
Well, 162 games and two playoff series later, we have four teams left, and no one is thinking about what Wayne Huizenga did to South Florida's heroes.
Still hanging around are the Yankees, Indians, Braves and Padres.
So, one question remains for this final four of baseball.
Where will the World Series champions parade?
The Cleveland Indians have played a great season, but we have to remember that they also play in the boring and bad American League Central Division.
The Bronx Bombers dominated baseball this year as they won an amazing 114 games. They gave up only one run to the Texas Rangers in the three-game division series.
Tuesday night, David Wells absolutely dominated the Indians' lineup until Washington Heights native and Yankee Stadium favorite Manny Ramirez came up to the plate and hit a two-run homer in the ninth.
The rest of the games, though, will go only go nine and the Yanks will pull it out in a thriller, four to three.
The National League offers a great pitching series as the Braves and Padres battle each other for the right to play in the fall classic.
The Padres proved their worth against the Houston Astros as they sent the 'Stros home in four games, and now they have set their minds on beating Atlanta. Good luck!
As good as the Padres pitching staff is, the entire nation knows of Leo Mazzone's fireballers. No matter who they send out on the hill to pitch, they have a chance to win.
The Braves will win this series four games to two.
The Yankees were world champions in '96, but this year they are trying to win for a better purpose.
Strawberry is out with colon cancer and the Yankees are out there with him on their mind. This is definitely not what the Braves need, an amazing Yankee team with a special cause.
They win this series four games to three as the 1998 baseball season comes to a close in style with a thrilling fall classic.
Dan Rosen is a junior majoring in journalism. He reluctantly picks the Yankees to win the world series as he is a die hard Red Sox fan. He can be reached via e-mail at Dan.Rosen@wildcat.arizona.edu.