A couple of other close calls. In 1992, I had tickets to a potential series in Pittsburgh but I've told that sad story before. In 1999, FOCS was held in New York October 17-19 and the Yankees hosted Atlanta a week later in the series. Last year FOCS was held in Providence October 20-23 and just a short drive up I-95 the Red Sox beat the Rockies twice October 24-25.
This year we have a perfect overlap. The 2008 FOCS Conference runs October 25-28 in downtown Philadephia and Games 3, 4 and 5 (if necessary) of the Series between the Phillies and the Tampa Bay Rays will be held October 25-27 three miles south in Citizens Bank Park.
But I'll miss the fun and won't make FOCS this year. I'd love to hear from any FOCS attendee that manages to snag World Series tickets and gets to enjoy the two great fall classics.