Coaches’ Call: World Series

Andrew Adelhardt, Staff Writer

In the 2014 World Series, the baseball world has been surprised by the appearance of two wild-card teams. The Kansas City Royals have cruised through the American League’s best by winning eight consecutive games to get the the World Series, taking down the Athletics, Angels, and Buck Showalter’s Baltimore Orioles. The San Fransisco Giants have beaten the Washington Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals to take home the NL Pennant for the second time in three years. The past two times the Giants reached the World Series, they won the championship. This is the first time the Royals have been to the World Series since 1985, the only year they have won. Here, our Schreiber coaches tell you what they expect to happen next.

Mr. Jeremy Klaff,
Boys Cross Country
Royals in 6
“They’ve got the magic on their side.”

Mr. Matthew Holzer, Boys Baseball
Royals in 7
“The Royals have a great bullpen which essentially makes it a six inning game. They play great defense and they can manufacture runs by playing small ball so they don’t need home runs to win.”

Mr. Matthew Spier, Boys Football
Royals in 6
“They have been hot this postseason and it will be a repeat of 1985.”

Mr. Sean Dooley, Girls Soccer
Royals in 7
“Kansas City will win in seven because of their bullpen and defense.”

Mr. Richard Miglietta, Girls Soccer
Giants in 6
“Although I would love to see the Royals win the series, I feel that the Giants are much better suited to win it this year. Having won the World Series in both 2010 and 2012, they have the experience needed to win another this year. Their guys have been there in the past and know what it takes to win on the big stage. The Giants have great starting pitching, solid defense and clutch hitting. The Royals have been a great story this year and have a bright future, but I think the Giants take home the crown this year.”

Mr. Phil Spotteck, Boys Baseball
Royals in 7
“People of Kansas City have been waiting for this for far too long. They are a young, energetic team with a great deal of team speed and a real good back end of the bullpen. It is a great thing when your starter can go for five or six innings and you have three quality guys to turn the game over to.”

Mrs. Maria Giamanco,
Boys Volleyball
Royals in 6
“They wear the Vikings blue.”