The baseball gods are obviously watching this World Series with great interest.
They’ve evened the series at 2-games-apiece after Saturday night’s bizarre ending in St. Louis.
Just the way it should be.
First off, the call on Saturday night was the right one to make. Was it a dreadful way to lose a World Series game — or any game for that matter? Sure. Should Saltalamacchia have his head examined for throwing the ball down there in the first place? Absolutely. But, that was interference, and the right call, and St. Louis won within the rules.
That said, Boston didn’t “deserve” to lose Game 3. Thus, the baseball gods stepped in last night to even the series with Boston’s 4-2 win at Busch Stadium.
For reasons I can’t explain – at all – I’m hoping Boston wins this World Series.
I know, I know…that’s almost as bad as hoping the Yankees win.
Like I said, I can’t explain it.
Call it “professional jealousy”, I guess.
I only dream about our Orioles being as successful as these Boston teams have been over the last decade or so. I realize it’s an impossibility, but that doesn’t mean you can’t at least wish your franchise resembled a winning one like the Red Sox.
I picked Boston in seven before the series started.
I hope I’m right.
But I’m not sure why I’m hoping that…
The Matthew Stafford “fake spike” at the end of the game was legendary.
That said, if he doesn’t pull it off and the clock hits zero after that play, he’s the biggest goat in in the NFL this morning.
I assume, as he ran down to the one-yard line, he figured, “What the hell…it’s the Cowboys…they’ll fall for anything.”
The Dez Bryant explosion was also “legendary”. Sure, he had a great game, but that’s no reason to act like a buffoon at the end of the afternoon when the Lions cruised down the field to score the winning points. The next time the Dallas offense gets shut-down and loses a game 20-7, I hope one of the linebackers explodes on Bryant just to even the score.
On last Friday’s show, I gave out my rarely-distributed “5-star lock”, calling an Oakland win outright over Pittsburgh yesterday.
The Steelers are really bad, which we all love to see here in Baltimore.
Yes, I know, they beat the Ravens last Sunday. I’m well aware.
But, Pittsburgh is just no freakin’ good.
As they showed on Sunday in Oakland.
You gotta love when those 5-star locks hit…
I don’t care who you are, but when Bobby Bowden asks a guy on live TV if his deceased father is “still coaching”, it’s just about the funniest thing you’ve even seen, particularly because poor old Bobby just innocently asks the question as if he’s really, really interested. Here it is for you to watch.