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The World Series we've been waiting for

No shortage of stars, subplots and similarities in Phillies-Yankees Fall Classic

Originally Published: October 26, 2009
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- The Cinderellas of Minnesota and Colorado are long gone, dusted away by bad breaks and crucial mistakes and, when the time came to raise the bar, insufficient muscle at the plate. So, too, have the high-rent challengers from Anaheim and Los Angeles been evicted from the tournament, both good enough to compete but talent-short in too many critical areas, exposed at too many critical times.

Only two teams remain, the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees, and fittingly so, ...

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