DESPITE what the experts think, Fox claims it's not upset over the prospect of a small-ball Fall Classic between the Phillies and the Tampa Bay Rays.
Logic dictates that the network was rooting for a Boston-LA World Series next week - with the chance for Dodgers manager Joe Torre to avenge himself on both the Yankees and the Red Sox in a single series.
"You will always find matchups that on paper are going to look more attractive," says Fox Sports President, Ed Goren. "That doesn't necessarily mean that in the long run you're better off.
"We're going to play the hand we're given," he says.