Monday, October 27, 2008

Weekend World Series Thoughts - Games 3 & 4

It's tough for me to remember specific moments of games 3 & 4 of the World Series, other than to say both games were completely awesome, completely exciting, and completely satisfying. Here it is Monday and I'm still living in euphoria.

The weekend has been difficult to keep up with; if you've read Cline's post about the movie competition we're currently involved with, you might be able to understand the state I'm in right now. A state of bemused, excited, exhausted dementia.

But it's not a problem. I welcome it. I eat it for breakfast.

On the flip side, some semi-coherent thoughts on the World Series...

  • It's amazing how blatantly bad the umpiring has been. It's no longer a bias issue as it was the Phillies turn to take advantage of a bad call. Still, it's crazy how bad some of the calls have been and how bunched they've been on such an important stage.
  • I don't care about the ratings. I bet no one in Tampa Bay cares about the ratings. Other than FOX, and possibly baseball, why should anyone care about the ratings? It's silly. There's nothing that can be done about it. But it's not like next year the World Series will only be broadcast on the web because FOX thinks an episode of 'Til Death will generate more ad revenue.
  • God bless Jamie Moyer. The man is amazing. Think about it. Not only is he 46, not only is he throwing himself around out there with reckless abandon, doing everything he possibly can to win the ball game, apparently he was so violently ill Friday night, he sweat through 2 sets of bedsheets. Not to brag, but I knew the man was going to come to the ballpark ready to war.
  • Is it me or does it seem that every time a Ray is up to bat with a runner on base, Buck goes out of his way to suggest that with one swing of the bat the game will be turned around? Are we really at the point where we have to beg the Rays to win, FOX? I realize you ignored all the Philadelphia angles early on because you were certain the Rays were going to sweep, but that's on you - not me.
  • Joe Blanton - You turned it on when you needed to, and you now have an entire city ready to buy you a beer. Relish in that feeling. Not many people have experienced it in this town.
Game 5 is tonight with Cole Hamels on the mound for the Phillies and Scott Kazmir throwing for the Rays. Until then, relive the excitement of the climax of game 3:

1 comment:

mndleftbod said...

Love the story about Tim McGraw sprinkling some of Tugger's ashes on the pitcher's mound before game 3.

Moyer and Heavy B both pitched very well...

The fluffing tide started to change a little last night, Buck actually talked about the phils some.