World Series – Games 1-5

Game 1
We enjoyed Wednesday night’s action-filled Game 1 and it’s outcome – go Giants! – and hope for more of the same as Game 2 is about to start. We don’t watch that much of the Grand Old Game, but when the playoffs and especially the Series come around, we tune in. I can guess who Bill Crider and James Reasoner are cheering on!

Game 2
Wow, what a half inning. The 8th, last night, in which the Texas Rangers walked in three consecutive runs. Has that ever happened in a series before? They then gave up hit after hit, went through several pitchers, in an over-half-hour half inning. Unreal. We’ll be watching Saturday as the Rangers try to come back and win one at home.

Game 3
Texas showed some flashes of their winning ways, and got the home win to make the series interesting, but it was a pretty sloppy game on both sides, and I was glad to be able to jump to college football during parts of it. Game 4 will be telling.

Games 4 & 5
Giants all the way.  Congratulations to the Giants, especially their pitching staff and to Edgar Renteria, series MPV and deserving of it. Fifty three years is a long time to wait. When we were in SF for Bouchercon, they were Giants crazy, and now it’s more so. Good for them.

Oscar Ren

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7 Responses to World Series – Games 1-5

  1. Being a longtime Dodger fan, I’m going with the National league team, though I do have an admiration of what the Rangers have accomplished.

    It is a good one so far. The Giants once again confounded the “experts” by rolling up nine runs last night. Maybe that will convince them to come on over.

  2. Richard says:

    That 8th inning was one of the strangest I’ve ever seen. Three consecutive runs walked in? Has that ever happened in a Series before? I’ll have a tough decision Saturday afternoon, with a couple of really good college football games on, but I think we’ll watch the Series.

  3. Let’s hope the next couple games are more competitive or this is going to be a very short Series.

  4. Richard says:

    That’s okay, George, then we can get back to watching the Bills smash their way through the NFL… or whatever it is they are doing. Probably get a fairly high draft choice again, though. That’s good, right?

  5. Jeff Meyerson says:

    At this point I don’t think the Giants can do any wrong. I usually root for the American League team but rooted for the Giants against Anaheim 8 years ago and I’m rooting for them again. I also rooted for the Cubs to finally make it back to the Series a few years back but it wasn’t to be.

    I do think it will be over sooner rather than later, George. As long as the Phillies lost I’m happy – well, as happy as I can be considering the Yankees’ pathetic showing.

  6. Jeff Meyerson says:

    Had Texas lost last night it would have been over, so they can breathe again down there.

  7. Richard says:

    I think you’re right, Jeff, but last night was a pretty sloppy game all around.

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