Play ball.

Baseball’s 2019 World Series starts a little later tonight. The favoured (and my favourite team) Houston Astros play the Washington Nationals. While I hope Houston wins I’d rather they lose a well-played Series than win a sloppy set of games.

(Photo taken at Detroit’s Comerica Park on July 27, 2017 with Houston’s Jose Altuve at bat.)

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Done

Charlie Morton got the job done last night, pitching four innings of two-hit, one-run relief. It was an exciting World Series, perhaps not the best, with perhaps an anticlimactic deciding game. It’s done, the Astros won. And Carlos Correa’s girlfriend said yes. 🙂

Only four months until Opening Day 2018.

 

 

 

Play ball.

I recently had the good fortune to attend a Tigers-Astros game. Although Jose Altuve – the best second baseman in the majors – went oh for four and the Astros lost 5-3, it was a decent, entertaining game and a very enjoyable evening.

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Papi

The night before my magical plane ride my brother and I attended the Detroit Tigers – Boston Red Sox game. We had great seats – Row 15 just past third base.

It ended badly for the Tigers, 10-2 Sox. Papi, David Ortiz, had a good night. Two for three –  single, two-run homer, and a walk. It was good to see him have a good night during his last year.

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Play Ball

Play Ball

Time for the All-Star Game. It’s a spectacle, and as a team sport it’s meaningless except for deciding the home advantage in the World Series. Still, it’s a great show.

Taking it in is certainly different from past years. As a kid I listened to it on AM radio. More recently, watching on network and then cable TV. Now I have no TV except over-the-air and the signal is bad. So I’m listening to espn.com and watching mlb.com Gameday. I’ve got a hot dog and a beer.

Play ball and Trout doubles down the right field line!