Thoughts, lists and other compulsive bits about baseball from comedian filmmaker television producer/Red Sox fan Paul Francis Sullivan....
feel free to call him “Sully.”
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Cute Puppies spell doom for Tiger fans!
Original post date: Sunday, October 22, 2006
So my wife was so good at picking the League Championship Series winners that I decided to have her pick the World Series.
She is 2-0 in picking playoff winners this year, and so far I am a big fat 0-6 in series picks... so I think there might be some method to her madness.
We sit down to discuss the upcoming World Series.
WIFE: OK, so who is playing? ME: The St. Louis Cardinals and the Detroit Tigers. WIFE: Mmm hmm. ME: You liked both of their uniforms. Especially the Cardinals’ red hats. WIFE: Right. ME: So who is your pick? WIFE: Well, tell me about the teams. ME: Well, the Tigers have some of the best young power pitchers in baseball and they shut down the mighty Yankee line up and a strong A’s team. The Cardinals just finished a seven game series with the Mets, but Albert Pujols is always tough to stop.
My wife waves her hand in the air.
WIFE: I don’t care about any of that.
True... I’ve been using studying the game of baseball to make my picks and that hasn’t gotten me anywhere. Better listen to the master.
ME: Well, the managers are old friends and each have won a World Series before. WIFE: Let me see them.
I go onto Google and look up pictures of Jim Leyand and Tony LaRussa. My wife takes a look at them.
ME: Jim Leyland did an amazing job turning the Tigers around in just one season. WIFE: I don’t like his facial hair. ME: He’s also a chain smoker. WIFE: Yuck. Who is the other one.
I click over to LaRussa’s picture. He is clean shaven, which bodes well for the Cardinals chances of winning the World Series.
I then clicked to another picture... the one that I have on the top left of this page... The one of Tony LaRussa holding up a puppy and a kitten.
WIFE: Awwww.... I LOVE him! ME: Yeah, he does lots of work for animal shelters. WIFE: This picture was on SoyHappy.com.
She clicks on the link and reads all of the vegetarian sites that LaRussa endorses.
WIFE: That’s it! It’s the Cardinals! They’ll win.
And if my wife picks a team, they’ll win. So a little puppy, a little kitten and some soy burgers will turn out to be more devastating to the Tigers than any home run hit by Albert Pujols.
Of course I picked the Tigers to win in 4.
And of course what happened in game 1? The Cardinals won.