This year’s World Series is truly a story of a dominant team competing against the underdog. This World Series appearance will mark the Yankees’ 40th time in the Fall Classic, with 26 titles to their credit.
The Phillies have won two World Series and have played in six.
There is much controversy surrounding the Yankees’ salary cap, which is significantly higher than any team in the league at about $208 million.
Those who hate the Yankees, which is seemingly the majority of the country, will always use the argument that “the Yankees buy their championships.”
I think there is much to be said about a team when the majority of their starting lineup came up through their farm system. The Phillies have done a lot with their mere salary budget of $111.2 million.
Whether it is true that the Yankees “buy” all their talent or not, it is almost irrelevant at this point. The defending “homegrown” world champion Philadelphia Phillies came to defend their title, and a 1-1 series proves it will be a battle.