Wednesday, October 27, 2010
October 27, 2010
The World Series starts today. It's an event I always look forward to, but I won't enjoy it as much because all the games this year are at night.
I know, the TV ratings are better at night. People can watch comfortable at home instead of clustering around a set in the shop or the office, hoping the boss isn't watching you watch the game. I know.
But the game Abner Doubleday invented more than a century ago was a game played outdoors in the sunshine. The grass was green, the sky was blue, the beer was golden, not some other shade of
fluorescent. I miss all that.
Pretty easy to figure out whom to root for this year of course. The Texas Rangers, an expansion team, has never won a Series, never even been in one until now. The Giants can look back to their New York glory days and remember wins. So I'm for the Rangers, even
though my own team, the ridiculous Chicago Cubs, hasn't even been in a Series since before the Rangers were born.
So I hope you win, Texas. Just wish you'd play one in the sunshine.