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I'm an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Dayton. I represent no one but myself, and barely do that. I'm here mostly by accident.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

YIKES


Originally posted 10.20.



My son likes to characterize things as "sweet." Perhaps he doesn't remember Jackie Gleason's standard line "How sweet it is." In any case, the NLCS was . . . sweet. Fucking sweet.

A few things come to mind:

So's homerun (see above)

Yadie's homerun ('nuff said)

Weaver--who I tend to dismiss as a head case--coming up huge.

Suppan coming up even huger (and who will be very well rewarded, although most likely not by the Cardinals).

The ESPN geniuses. Not one picked the Tigers or the Cardinals to be in the Series; all picked the Padres to win the NLDS, all picked the Mets to win the NLCS. No doubt all (as would I) pick the Tigers to win the WS. Perhaps this is a weird year? Jayson Stark said it best the other night: the Mets-Cardinals series was one in which no logic obtained. Fine with me. Logic is overrated.

57,000 disgruntled New Yorkers, with their little signs and their arrogance. Go home, and get mugged on the way.

Joe Buck being an idiot. How long did it take him to figure out that when no one is on base, or when one is intentionally walked, that that made it quite a bit more difficult to drive in a run? Admittedly, if it is true of anyone, it is true that when Pujols is at bat with the bases empty, there is one "runner" in scoring position. I haven't seen the numbers, but what were Sir Albert's--El Hombre's--LOB numbers, and RISP numbers? I think he was pressing a bit--as Barry Bonds did when Pittsburgh was in the playoffs--but I still look forward to him in the WS. Pujols meets Zumaya. Like I said, Yikes!

It was a great game, and the last two games made it a great series. Next week, I may have more to say about baseball, but it is getting close to time to start looking at politics again.

Just make sure you don't count the Cards out, and make sure all those complacent Democrats you know go out to vote. As often as possible.

12 Comments:

Anonymous Capt. Kierk said...

Tsk. The Cards would have been almost unstoppable if they could have eked out another win in Berui -- er, Detroit. I foresee a long and heart rending series. Wednesday night (Game Four) is currently under threat of rain.

1:18 PM  
Blogger kmosser said...

Good point; Molina left the tying run at second, if I remember correctly. Some complaints about Duncan (or Spezio?) not pinch hitting.

The report I saw said lots o' rain today and tomorrow, which would be a drag.

The worry I have--mostly theological--is that the Cards get ever closer to winning, and then at the most agonizing moment don't. I thought it might happen against the Mets, but I'm not comfortable playing the role of a Red Sox fan.

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Capt. Kierk said...

Some kind of weird "destiny" thing going on here. This has literally been a game of inches. Yeah, there was some seriously bad luck for the Tigers, but also, they now have four crucial errors by four different pitchers this series. Coupled with clutch two out hits - Wilson once, and Eck twice- and ...

Wow.

Right now the prediction for tomorrow night is 100% chnace of rain. But the rain has been on the side of the Cardinals this whole series. The "baseball gods" must want to christen that new stadium with a WS banner. Freakish.

12:17 AM  
Anonymous Capt. Kierk said...

Also, it must said that Wainwright apparently has no fear. He gunned down the heart of their order with a one run lead. Freakish.

This is starting to remind me of the SCRAPPY! Marlins a few years back.

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