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.)
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.
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.
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.
Well, not really. If it weren’t such a glorious day I would sit inside and watch a baseball game. Though I really do need to Dyson the house.
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!