The Boston Red Sox host Game 1 of the 2013 World Series tonight against the St. Louis Cardinals, a game that’ll be watched as much for its beard-related entertainment as it will for the excellence of each team’s starting nine. But the Game 1 Fenway Park showdown has plenty to talk about, which is why people will clamor to watch Red Sox vs. Cardinals World Series online live streaming Game 1 using one of several different methods if they can’t catch it on FOX.
The beard jokes are only bound to last one game, as “birds vs. the beards” will only last so many innings. From then on, MLB fans will have to pay attention to the actual talent behind the facial hair. For instance, the pitching staffs of both teams. Adam Wainwright and Jon Lester are set to square off in World Series Game 1, which should set the tone for the rest of a competitive Fall Classic that Curt Schilling told ESPN’s Colin Cowherd this morning should go seven games.
Lester hasn’t had a completely dominant postseason, but the Boston Red Sox have won two of his three starts, which bodes well for Game 1 of the World Series. With that said, Lester has only faced the Cardinals once in his career, so there’ll be a bit of mystery as you watch Red Sox vs. Cardinals World Series online live streaming Game 1. That mystery, while welcome, is particularly ironic with this specific series, because the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals have met here three previous times.
Long-term history is in the Cardinals’ favor, as The Cardinals beat the Red Sox in seven games in 1946 and 1967. However, Boston has the more recent World Series win against St. Louis, having ended their 86-year championship drought with four straight victories in 2004. St. Louis no doubt remembers that sweep, which is why their first pitcher to take the mound will be the Cy Young-caliber Adam Wainwright. Like Lester, Wainwright has had three starts this postseason, during which he has managed a 1.57 ERA with 20 strikeouts and only one walk. And also like Lester, Wainwright has led the Cardinals to victory in two of his three starts.
The comparisons between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals don’t stop at the mound, though. As noted on MLB.com, both teams finished the regular season with a Major League-best 97-65 record, they ranked first and second in run differential, and both teams won their respective divisional championship series in six games. Oh, and dating back to 2004, the Red Sox and Cardinals are the only two teams with three World Series appearances.
No wonder Schilling expects this Fall Classic to go seven games. Coverage of the game on FOX starts at 7:30 EST / 4:30 PST, although if you want to watch Red Sox vs. Cardinals World Series online live streaming Game 1 you won’t have to sit in front of the computer until 8:07 EST / 5:07 PST, when the first pitch is scheduled to be thrown. You can watch it on MLB.com or on DirecTV. From that point onward, tonight’s game should set an interesting tone for the rest of the Series. You can definitely buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack.