The 2011 World Series will be a matchup between the San Francisco Giants and Boston Red Sox, or so say Hank Aaron, who predicts hitters reclaiming some of the baseball territory this year.â†µ
"I know Philadelphia got Cliff Lee and all those other top pitchers over there," he said this week from Atlanta. "But hey, those kids did a heck of a job last year for San Francisco. I think they're going to have a good account of themselves." As for the American League, Aaron thinks the additions of Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford give Boston a chance to set up the first Red Sox-Giants World Series since 1912. [...]â†µ
"Baseball has a way of evening out," he said. "Last year it was a pitchers' year. I think this year it's going to be a hitters' year - at least I hope so."â†µ
The Giants defeated the Texas Rangers in last year's World Series, in five games. Baseball has not had back-to-back champions since the New York Yankees won three straight, from 1998-2000. The Red Sox won both the 2004 and 2007 World Series.