It almost that time when we celebrate the begining of a new year
and invariably a new era in the successes of our teams. Before we jump forward
to what could be in 2011, here’s a small review of how my blog saw the Phillies
Here’s hoping you all have a very happy and safe New Year….
San Francisco Giants managed to overcome all odds and successfully win a World
Series. The first since moving from New York to the bay area, I am sure that
some baseball fans thought they would get through the celebrations of this
years champion with out hearing about New York, well not going to happen.
So now its all over they have to plan the parade so everyone
that isn’t a baseball fan can be inconvenienced and irritated. There are some
things the Giants and organizers have to make sure happens, from getting the
players back from Arlington to ensuring ‘Timmeh’ doesn’t wander over the bay
bridge smoking in his car and get pulled over by an ‘A’s’ fan masquerading as an
The big question will be, will the San Francisco Giants use
the one group who has the most experience in organizing parades in San
Francisco, a quick google of the San Francisco parade enlightened me to San
Francisco Pride. Okay, I thought, the City has an organization that promotes
San Francisco, they’ve been doing parades for 40years, so it should be a good
Especially with pictures like this…
….okay this parade may be
worth watching if it has this sort of eye candy, but then as I further perused
the images I found what is a deal breaker.
Is this what we can expect from
the Giants parade this Wednesday….
I’ll not be watching, remarkably that guy does seem to sport
the Brian Wilson beard and is that a Cody Ross look-a-like behind him….
some images were stolen from
parts of the web, although no animals were hurt in the making of this post,
Giants fans may feel a little pain or not.
Once upon a time, at Halloween, women would love to dress up as
Elvira, or an evil hooked nose witch, these new modern times, however, have
given guys more reason to attend the fancy dress parties. The guys seem to be
drawn towards the vampire or even some sporting personalities, where as the
women have taken to living out some fantasy of slutiness with one of the more
popular being the….
….school girl look, much to the delight of the guys. Who if
luck is on their side will have lived out a fantasy of their own by nights end.
This current world series is matching that of the time of year
with so many….
….assumed dead players, showing that life after death is
If you enjoyed your mix of partying and Halloween last night then
you’ll be able to sit back and enjoy the Halloween episode of tonight’s World
Those of us who are baseball addicts are engrossed in the events
of the Worlds Series and as it stands now the thoughts are varied, will the
Giants sweep the Rangers and force their total fade out or will the Rangers go 3 for 3 at home and take it back
to San Francisco, who knows, that’s the beauty of baseball.
While all this headlining play by play unravels the remaining 28
teams have their own soap operas going on, moves being made to set up an off
season of player movements, operations and I am sure controversies.
In Philadelphia some actions involving players have already
taken place and as always the right things are being said, the team says things
like, ‘in order to give the player a chance at free agency’, when they
really mean, ‘we don’t want you back so we’re letting you go as early as we
can’. The players say things like, ‘it was great playing with a good
bunch of guys and a manager like Charlie’, when they really mean, ‘I’ll
miss you guys it was fun and thanks for nothing Amaro’.
So in Philadelphia, we could see Werth buddy up with his new
agent and head to Chicago to try on some White Socks, maybe. We could also see
other players held in a state of frozen animation until the club finds it’s
off-season direction. They have already managed to get the Phillies
beat writer to plant the seed of a return to the Phillies uniform by Cliff Lee.
Pie in the sky? Maybe, but it’s baseball stranger things have happened.
There are obviously a few players in the World Series making
impressions on possible future teams, who’d have thought after his stint in
Tampa Burrell would have found a team willing to give him a shot, and when
Florida unloaded Ross, who would have said by accident the Giants would be
putting him in the outfield every game. So yes strange things do happen in
baseball more often than we realize, who would have guessed back in 1945 that
October 30th would see the Brooklyn Dodgers sign a player from the Kansas City
Monarchs and make a resounding change in history.
With Halloween a day away and mid-term elections 3 days away,
strange things will happen more than ever. Mid term elections actually tend to
bring out even stranger happenings than Halloween, scarier people come to the
surface, it just gets totally weird, all in the name of ‘Vote’ getting. So when
your at the polling booth remember the 5 key issues when making your selections:
There is no Santa Claus.
The WWE may not be real, but the t-shirt’s are and you
can wear them to vote.
You’re not choosing the Cy Young or MVP.
It’s not a Fantasy League.
Politicians LIE, again and again and again and
It’s definitely a time when Fox should be using those high
dollar wizards that create the trailers for shows, to entice you in, to watch if
nothing more than the pilot episode in the hopes to capture you for the whole
series. It’s there time to shine, but they aren’t, all I’ve seen is a rehash of
the ‘Timmeh vs. Doc’ pitchers duel, with the insertion of Lee in place of Doc.
So are Fox self convinced that promotional expenditure on this
World Series is a wasted expense, or are these wizards spending there time on
things like Glee, Lie to Me, House and other programs already established.
Maybe, just maybe Fox should consider outsourcing the
promotional works of the World Series to the wizards at Nike, after all they
have away of making even the years most hated sports personality enticing to watch….
….but they better hurry, it all starts today.
Alex Rodriguez stepped up to the plate, it was the bottom of the
9th, with 2 outs, A-Rod was the only thing that stood between the Rangers and a
visit to the World Series for the first time in franchise history.
The scene was set, A-Rod who couldn’t take the Rangers there got
a chilling reception, the commentators called it poetic justice, A-Rod grabbed
his crutch and adjusted his cup as if to say ‘Suck This’, Neftali Feliz
the Rangers closer looked in, dug deep and threw 3 fast balls all around the 100
mph mark, with 1 strike away from celebration, again Feliz looked in got his
sign and threw, what must have looked like a soft toss to A-Rod, who froze then
flipped his bat from one hand to the other and walked back to the dug out head
held down, while the Rangers went into overdrive on the celebrations….
….there was no doubt the Rangers were happy with the win, they
can celebrate as much as they want, they deserved it. It’s a wait and see game
for the Rangers now as they contemplate their very first World Series, for the
travel manager it’s headaches ahead, as he has to make arrangements for both San
Francisco and Philadelphia, until he knows where they will be headed.
The Phillies host the Giants this evening in the hope of forcing
a game 7 Sunday. Mr. Durable Roy Oswalt takes the mound for the Phillies,
while the Giants counter with Sanchez.