First Down: Best World Series this decade?

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NEWSMAKERS: WHO’S MAKING HEADLINES THIS WEEK

JIMMY ROLLINS

He had this one right. Back in May when the Phillies and Yankees played, Rollins predicted this would be the World Series.

DEREK JETER

Alex Rodriguez said he and Rollins are Hall of Fame shortstops and great leaders — though Jeter is much more of a lock for the Hall.

PEDRO MARTINEZ

Cliff Lee starting Game 1 was a no-brainer, but Martinez has plenty at stake in his Game 2 start at Yankee Stadium.

MARIANO RIVERA

The “Hammer of God” crushed Rollins’ World Series prediction. Note to Rivera: See previous Rollins predictions.

CC SABATHIA

He has been nearly unhittable, but the Phillies have beaten him in the playoffs before — and Brett Myers is back on the roster.

TWT FIVE REASONS THIS IS THE BEST WORLD SERIES THIS DECADE

1. No cream puffs — This series features the 2008 champs against the team with 26 World Series titles.

2. Power, power and more power — This is just the second World Series matching teams that hit more than 200 regular-season home runs.

3. City rivalry — The Phillies and Yankees don’t have a lot of bad blood, but there’s plenty of hate between other teams in the cities (see Giants vs. Eagles on Sunday).

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