Leah – that’s funny about the winking. I saw that too. What the heck is that? Does he just wink normally, like it’s a tick or something? Or does he do it for the camera (which would be a horrendous answer, I mean who winks anymore?).
Giants win tonight. And Nolan Ryan looks even more grim in the stands, if that’s possible.
Bub – why were you listening on the radio? No TV or just a preference?
It’s crazy in Atlanta radio-wise. There are two main sports AM stations: 790AM and 680AM. Neither had the World Series on last night. I assume it was on one of the “sister stations” to 680, which is about impossible to get at night in the city.
I pay the 20 clams a year to get the audio to any game from mlb.com. It’s nice to get a break from the ATL broadcasts once in a while, especially if I can get Vin Scully for a Dodgers game, or like to listen to really grumpy broadcasters (Cubs) when Atl’s kicking someone’s butt. I’m sure you know this, but some broadcasters are willing to be critical of their teams and that’s always refreshing too.
Not that I don’t like Powell & Sutton, cuz I really do, but sometimes they go one prune-tini over the line and I gotta switch.
It’s also interesting to see your team from an outsider’s perspective, hear them talking about Heyward, about the pitching rotation, about how tough it is coming to Turner field when you really need to pick up some wins, etc. They way they still get nervous when Chipper’s up to bat no matter what kind of year he’s having. Etc.
The Giants just look like the better team, don’t you think? And that’s not a question I expected to pose when this series started. And how about Renteria
? Not only his bat, but his glove tonight. Unbelievable.
Steve, I think they “look” (I’m on radio) better, but I also think that’s the nature of the postseason. You have two teams brand new to the WS. The first team to feel the heat was bound to tighten up. And if the first team to go ahead is playing at home, they’re bound to gain a ton of confidence in a hurry.
Remember the Braves in May & June? How it seemed like they couldn’t lose? Confidence & Rhythm are such big deals in baseball.
If the Giants pull it off, they should send Brian McCann a ring. I just don’t believe, talent wise, what’s unfolding makes much sense. Love it, though.
“I just don’t believe, talent wise, what’s unfolding makes much sense.”
9 freaking runs tonight. I’ve become a big ol’ Giants ho-bag since they moved on to the Phillies. And, let me say it again – the miserable Nolan Ryan face is just priceless. I have nothing against him and I’m not trying to be mean it’s just off the charts.