Friday, October 26, 2007

Sox 2 - Rox 1

A pitching duel followed the rout of the previous night. Nice to see Schilling hasn't lost his touch, even at age 40. I cannot help but root for the old men of the world that continue to perform in their chosen sports.

Now it's going to Denver. It's far from over, but not looking good for the Rockies at this point. Still, if they are to rise from the ashes, they will need to do it now. They must win one game at a time and not get flustered by being down 2-0.

We'll soon see.

5 comments:

Greg said...

Much better game, huh? But a pitchers' duel that lasts until midnight? Mercy, please, MLB! I cannot function normally. Combine collective sleep deprivation, bad collective road etiquette to start with, and a full moon, and you get a bad situation on the roads.

I was so impressed with both teams' pitching, but especially my team's. Rox had all of 5 singles, 4 by one player (who got picked off of 1st base in the 8th). Wow. Especially considering that when the Rox visited during the summer, they outscored the Sox 20-5 in 3 games.

Another interesting stat: 12 of the Sox's 15 runs so far have come with 2 outs. Clutch hitting kills.

Now we just have to win one in Denver.....

LASunsett said...

Greg,

Yes. Much better game.

I have always liked pitching duels best. Baseball has always been about the psychological duel between a pitcher and a batter. When there is crummy pitching, it becomes a catch the ball game. I'd rather see batters have trouble hitting the ball, guessing what this next pitch is going to be: Fastball, Change-Up, Curve, Slider? Over the plate or low and outside? Etc.

L'Amerloque said...

Hi Greg ! Hi LAS !

/*/ .../... But a pitchers' duel that lasts until midnight? Mercy, please, MLB! I cannot function normally. Combine collective sleep deprivation, .../... /*/

(sigh, then grin) Over here the game begins at 2 a.m. (yawn: it's 17h40 here ... )

Amerloque watched the second game and Mrs Amerloque came through with coffee and croissants at the 7th inning stretch. She loves baseball. (grin)

Then Ameloque explained that fine American term "football widow" to Mrs Amerloque, who has begun to wonder at Amerloque's sudden interest in the tube. (grin)

NASN is showing a passel of NFL and NCAA games ... (grin) ... she recoiled in horror at the explanation of the term, of course. (grin)

Amerloque wonders how Rocket is getting along with NASN ....

Best,
L'Amerloque

LASunsett said...

Amerloque,

//Amerloque wonders how Rocket is getting along with NASN ....//

Cannot speak for him, but based on what he said on earlier threads, he has had his share of bloodshot eyes days lately. ;)

Rocket said...

Hi LA Hi Amerloque

"Amerloque watched the second game and Mrs Amerloque came through with coffee and croissants at the 7th inning stretch. She loves baseball. (grin)"

What! Coffee and croissants at
5 am. You lucky guy, you!

Mrs Rocket goes to bed long before the teams have even arrived at the stadium Paris time, so I'm in my own little world cuddled up on the couch in 7th heaven.(aah!comfy)

She's not too sports but now she does know Manny Ramirez and she knew Dice K because of all of the signing hoopla.

PS - Lot's of Japanese press at the stadium as we can see on some of the TV shots because of all of the Japanese ballplayers on the teams.

Now here's the setup over on my side of Paris. We've got a New Subway sandwich shop which opened down the street and closes at midnight so I could run down there and get a sandwich and then reheat for game time. Pizza parlors all over the place here also just in case. Also many Chinese takeouts Also reheat given the late night start. Plenty of supermarkets just around the corner for beer (european please!)No "pisse d'ane" for me (Amerloque will understand). Could buy pretzels but would have to hide them as Mrs Rocket is a health food nut and she watches what I eat.

"Then Ame(r)loque explained that fine American term "football widow" to Mrs Amerloque, who has begun to wonder at Amerloque's sudden interest in the tube. (grin)"

Yes, ours wives are going to find out what we are really like with this new Sports station. (very wide grin)

As per late night MLB. The massacre on Wednesday night yes, until the bottom of the 7th and then as my father used to say. The Rockies "had their work cut out for them" so I turned it off and dreamt that I was Manny Ramirez hitting a game winning home run. Last night didn't watch as I had to get up early this morning so I couldn't let myself get totally out of control. Sleep has come on the average at 5 am since I got this station.

BUT IT'S THE WEEKEND!

Lots of NFL and World Series and we gain an hour here in France this weekend so the game will start at 1 am our time!

Don't forget Miami and NY Giants at Wembley on Sunday. I wanted to go but tickets were over 300€ Just talked with one Japanese client who just spent 350€ for a ticket to Real Madrid Barcelona in December at Barcelona.(That's soccer LA et al)

Life is too good here now. This certainly is a change from when I arrived in France and tried to tune in the Armed Services Network from Germany late Sunday nights to try to hear an inaudible NFL game on an old Grundig Short wave.

I'm trying to set up my life so that I will never have to leave the apartment or for that matter even get off the couch.(chuckle)