Sunday, October 26, 2008

The World Series, so far Part Deux (or Trois)

After three games...

Why you should be happy if you're a Rays fan:

  • The Phillies still need to win two of the next four games. A win tonight and it's a three game series, two of which would be played at the Trop.
  • The Phillies are still terrible at driving in runners. The winning run was scored last night without a ball being hit out of the infield.
  • Longo and Pena have to wake up eventually. Right?
  • It ain't over...

Why you should be nervous if you're a Rays fan:

  • The Rays need to win three out of four. We have to win at least one in Philadelphia to get the series back to the Trop at all.
  • The Phillies are winning games despite being terrible at driving in runners. The winning run was scored last night without a ball being hit out of the infield.
  • Rollins and Howard woke up.
  • It will be dangerously close to over if we don't get something going tonight.

Random observations:

  • Rain delays suck.
  • A strong enough pejorative has not been invented to describe rain delays that precede games your team eventually loses at 1:30 in the morning when you have to be at work by 7.
  • Good news for 'Zooks (among others); now that the bad weather has passed, one way or another, this series is over after October 30th at the very latest. And I don't care enough about football to blog about it.
  • Playing the "Fishy Fishy Fishy" song during the Rays introductions was kind of tacky for a World Series game. Of course, this is Philadelphia, the place where Santa Claus was booed and where fans felt it appropriate to heckle Buccaneers receiver Joe Jurevicius about his newborn son's Sialidosis, a condition that eventually resulted in the baby's death a few weeks later (one of those stories is considered something of a myth, the other is 100% true; I'll leave it to you to figure out which is which and be suitably appalled).
  • There was an awful lot of gratuitous pluggery for Fox's NFL games. A friend wondered if the World Series would get equal treatment during the NFL games the next day (answer: no).
  • The goofy duck hunting hat worn by Joe Maddon is not feeding my man crush. I'm kind of glad about that, actually.
  • More good news for 'Zooks (among others); a wholesome picture of some ballplayer in "Dude, Where's My Shirt?"

I am nothing if not attentive to the demands needs of my readers.

1 comment:

Gadzooks64 said...

Now you have my attention...

Who knew baseball was such a wholesome sport?