Last night, I reached my limit with Joe Buck. I’ve never really minded Buck. As broadcasters go, he’s wallpaper to me. I think I even felt a little sympathy toward him because he so often had to share a booth with Tim McCarver and then Harold Reynolds, either of whom was prone to incoherent babble. … Continue reading Joe Buck, a Jeremiad
This is October! There should be playoff baseball on television every day! Instead, thanks to the quick exits of teams in the first round of the playoffs, we have a four day layover until the championship series begin. And it’s been pointed out that if the two championship series go the minimum four games each, … Continue reading On Baseball’s Postseason
Weather in Philadelphia was miserable last night. Watching game five of the World Series, I can’t imagine why they even tried to play it. I see now that game five, which was to resume tonight, has been put off until Wednesday. As a consequence, if there is a game six, it will be played in … Continue reading On World Series Speculations
The World Series begins tonight. I don’t have a horse in this race. I’m not sure who to root for. There’s the Rays, who have been perpetual cellar dwellers until this year. Then there’s the Phillies, cursed by the William Penn statue and the losingest team in baseball history. I don’t really want either team … Continue reading On the 2008 World Series
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig has a concern: he wants to make things more difficult for the wild card teams in baseball’s post-season. “While the first round of the playoffs is likely to stay a best-of-five series, wild-card teams might find a tougher road next season, commissioner Bud Selig said Friday.” Wild card teams have been … Continue reading On Fixing the Wild Card
A caveat–I admit to ho-hum feelings about this World Series. The two teams in contention are rivals of the Cubs, so I had a choice between rooting for one enemy or the other. Those were some incredible games. Game four was edge-of-your-seat, especially when the ninth inning came down the way it did. I don’t … Continue reading On the 2005 World Series
Boston wins the World Series! Boston wins the World Series! There’s hope for the Cubs yet.
America needs you, Al Leiter. The FOX broadcasting team of Joe Buck and Tim McCarver just isn’t the same without you there. Former Cubs third basemen Mark Bellhorn and Bill Mueller are doing well for themselves. Why does FOX keep using the music from Requiem for a Dream to promote their football, NASCAR, and baseball … Continue reading Random World Series Thoughts