Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Assessments: World Series! Game 1

Well I got to sit down and watch World Series Game 1 tonight. I don't have a vested interest in the series, now that the Indians have been sent packing. Funny how baseball is so different when you're purely objective. So, without further ado, here's my take on Game 1:

  • The Rockies need to forget about Jeff Francis. He sucks. Period. Relying on him will make for a long winter.

  • Umpires need to get together this winter, and re-learn the rules of baseball. And the home-plate guys need to learn what consistency is. They suck. Period.

  • Once again, I'll beat my old adage to death: You can't hit the ball if you stand looking at pitches. Ever. Don't any of you baseball experts bore me with analysis...good hitters become good hitters by swinging occasionally. Looking, I could do that.

  • In the post-season, it seems to me like a whole lot of "stars" fall flat on their face.

  • To ALL MLB pitchers: when you throw pitches right down the middle of the plate, to guys who can hit, they will clobber you.

  • Fielding is becoming a lost art.

  • Baseball sucks in the rain. Just sucks. Period.

  • Fair is Fair: I think I saw Manny Ramirez run faster than my Grandma once tonight. But just once. Mr. 1-Dimension had a good game tonight! And he caught a fly ball. I was very impressed.

  • David

  • So many MLB pitchers have focused so much energy on flashy, fancy, filthy pitches, that the forgot how to throw strikes.

  • Last thought: Could we just start every inning with 2 outs from now on? No one does anything till there are 2 down, anyway.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh, Jimmy, I totally agree that "fielding is becoming a lost art". I loved this post!!


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