I've been busy reading and doing other real-world things today but I felt as though last night's World Series game 5 needed discussion, and to a lesser extent the Monday Night Football snoozer between the Ravens and the Jaguars. I wasn't planning on watching the football game because of the World Series pivotal game being on but also because I expected the football game to be a snoozer. It just turned out to be a different type of snoozer than I expected. So I'll edit my comment from the previous blog regarding the Ravens' ability to beat the Packers. Their defense is up to the task but their offense is not as improved as I thought it was.
I thought Game 5 of the World Series was very well played and exciting. NAPOLI, NAPOLI, NAPOLI I suppose some comment has to be made about the bizarre communication issue between the Cardinal dugout and bullpen. I can't believe LaRussa would make up such a story to cover his ass but it's hard to believe no one knew until last night that it was possible that the bullpen could not hear the dugout on the phone in the bullpen. I feel bad if that's what happened, despite the fact I'd like the Rangers to win this series. The Rangers' bullpen has been excellent but their closer is a heart attack waiting to happen. Quit walking people!
Finally, I guess it should be pointed out that the best manager in baseball outsmarted himself last night by getting runners thrown out attempting to steal (or was it botched hit-and-runs?) second base, effectively killing off two rallies.
Anything else about these two games you'd like to discuss? Be my guest.