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.”
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
GAME 1 THOUGHTS
- Look, I don't care if that game bored you or not. I know it wasn't exciting... but I am a selfish man. I don't care about America being entertained. I care about the Red Sox winning... so knowing the game was over 1 batter into the bottom of the first was kind of refreshing.
- I was thrilled to see Yaz throw out the first pitch. While watching the game at my friend Julius Sharpe's home, we both noticed that Yaz looks like an old man now. Then we realized he wasn't a young man when we watched him. And then with some further reflection it dawned on us that WE are no longer young men. Julius is losing his hair and I am getting gray.
And neither one of us hit the triple crown, slammed 400 homers and 3,000 hits. So maybe we should cut Yaz some slack.
- I guess all of those collumnists who wrote stories about how the Rockies will not be intimidated by the World Series are writing their retractions. Scooby and Shaggy showed a stronger resolve. When I look into a hitter's eyes, the first name I think of should NOT be Don Knotts.
- You know it is a blow out and a lousy game when McCarver and Buck start talking about how nice it is that the bench players are getting in to play.
That's something Walter Matthau should be thinking when getting Lupus into right field, not the World Series.
- How pissed off were Rockies manager Clint Hurdle and pitching coach Bob Apodaca at Franklin Morales?
They brought in Morales, who started 2 playoff games this year, to basically eat up innings in a blow out. I'm sure they were hoping for 2 or maybe 3 innings out of him. They got two outs... seriously. Thanks for the help.
- Morales was Bob Gibson compared to Ryan Speier. This was his assignment:
You have 2 outs and are facing the number 8 and 9 hitters. We're losing by 9. Throw strikes. And he did. He threw 4 strikes.
Unfortunately for him he also threw 12 balls and walked the 8th, 9th and leadoff man... all with the bases loaded.
That has to be the worst middle relief performance in World Series history. I mean you are already down by 9 facing Julio Lugo. Why not throw it down the heart of the plate?
- You know it is a bad game when the highlight was Royce Clayton and Coco Crisp discussing Tacos. If you haven't seen it enjoy... no doubt it will be the next Dane Cook Oct-TO-ber clip