Nothing Better Than A Game 7, People

Sunday, October 19, 2008

First off: I'd like to apologize again to you all for having to step out in the middle of last night's live blog. I've been fighting the office cold, and when it makes your head heavy and you fall asleep for the fifth and sixth innings, that's a sign that it's time to back away from the TV, read, and get some rest.

I listened to the rest of it on the radio, and I'm pissed because I missed blogging one heck of a Sox takeover of this series. When Jason Varitek, who hasn't hit for balls this season, is hitting the go-ahead homer in the sixth inning and Coco Crisp scores an insurance run that both Josh Beckett and the Boston bullpen hold up in hostile territory (Hideki Okajima, Justin Masterson, and Jonathan Papelbon threw hitless relief), it's clear the ALCS has swung hard, and that I (and many others) are guilty of violating the Golden Rule of the Sawx in the Playoffs: Never say they're done until someone's taken four games from them.

Tonight brings us Game 7, with Jon Lester on the bump for the Sox and Matt Garza dealing for the Rays, and yes, this will be live-blogged rather than Seahawks-Bucs.

(There will be an open thread for the Sunday night NFL game, because Cris Collinsworth is filling in for Madden and there should be some good cracks from that.)

Posted by Signal to Noise at 9:00 AM

7 Comments:

So there will be two nationally televised professional sporting events in Tampa tonight. I'm hoping for a crowd shot in the Rays game of Madden sitting with Vitale. That would be tough to explain to the NBC brass.

Mal said...
Oct 19, 2008, 10:52:00 AM  

BTW - hope you are feeling better, AA.

Mal said...
Oct 19, 2008, 10:52:00 AM  

and yes, this will be live-blogged rather than Seahawks-Bucs.

Provided there are no other "transmission problems" with the TBS feed.

Oct 19, 2008, 12:04:00 PM  

Yes, RJBO -- and I see what you did there with your avatar.

Very funny.

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 19, 2008, 12:07:00 PM  

Mal - it's your garden variety office cold. I'm fine today; it just made me very, very sleepy last night.

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 19, 2008, 12:07:00 PM  

mal @1052: ALCS Game 7 is in St. Petersburg, Seahawks-Bucs is in Tampa.

Anonymous said...
Oct 19, 2008, 12:21:00 PM  

http://blogs.weei.com/behind-the-glass-blog/
Talks about great game 7s

Oct 19, 2008, 4:41:00 PM  

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