Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Twenty years ago

It would be fitting payback if the Dodgers were eliminated from the postseason twenty years after this. Throw him the fastball, Eck!

Last night, TBS ran an "alternate reality" of this play where Gibson flied out to Canseco to end the game. A's win 4-3! I've been having trouble getting into this year's LCS games, because I'm cheering against the Dodgers and the Red Sox, but think that would be the best World Series matchup (Manny, Nomar, and Lowe going back to Boston).

I'm cheering for the Rays because of the Cinderella story and cheering for the Phillies because they aren't the Dodgers, but there isn't a lot of excitement in a Tampa-Philly World Series. The only sports history I can drum up between those cities was the 2003 NFC Championship, where the Tampa Bay Bucs beat the Eagles 27-10 on their way to taking it all the way to the top.

This year, I think the Phillies will beat the Dodgers in five, but the Tampa Bay Rays will take it all the way to October. And John Darnielle will love you like he used to, because he's given up on waiting for the Cubs to win it all!

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