Red Sox, Rockies Prepare For World Series


Tuesday, October 23rd 2007, 8:40 am
By: News On 6


BOSTON (AP) _ The Red Sox and Colorado Rockies have workouts scheduled at Fenway Park Tuesday as they get ready to square off in the Fall Classic.

The weather is expected to cooperate for the first two games of the World Series tomorrow and Thursday nights, although it won't be nearly as warm as it has been the last couple of days in Boston.

ALCS MVP Josh Beckett pitches the opener for Boston against Jeff Francis, who is 2-0 with a 2.13 ERA for Colorado in his first postseason. The Rockies swept both of their NL playoff series and have won 21 of their last 22 games overall.

Red Sox fans who want to purchase a ticket for a World Series game through a ticket reseller will have to dig deep into their pockets. But the demand isn't quite as great as it was for the 2004 World Series, when the Red Sox were seeking to end an 86-year championship drought.

The owner of Boston-based AceTicket.com says a bleacher seat that sold for about $1,200 on his Web site four years ago is now priced at $850.