Baseball Toaster Bronx Banter
Last Chance for Romance?
2008-10-26 11:09
by Cliff Corcoran

After three games, the aggregate score of the World Series is dead even at 10-10, but if the Rays don't win tonight, this thing could be over, as Cole Hamels would pitch for the title tomorrow. Given that this has the potential to be the most exciting World Series since 2001, it would be a shame for it not to go at least six, and preferably seven games, but the last World Series to start off like this also ended in five games as the Yankees beat the Mets in the 2000 fall classic. I explain in my preview of Game 4, which is up over at

2008-10-26 15:11:56
1.   thelarmis
i read the whole preview this time! i agree that this game is pretty even and that it's also pivotal for the rays.

i think the keys are: tampa needs to be patient and see if blanton beats himself. philly needs to attack the strike throwing sonnanstine.

i wish there'd be a rain delay tonight (there won't), as i'm gonna miss at least half the game due to work...

2008-10-26 16:35:19
2.   OldYanksFan
Hardball Times: Is CC Sabathia's arm falling off?
2008-10-26 17:24:03
3.   Just fair
8:23 and the 1st pitch has yet to be thrown.
Just hollerin' in the well. : (
2008-10-26 17:31:23
4.   Just fair
8:30 hisssssssssssssss
2008-10-26 18:02:51
5.   OldYanksFan
Was PS umpiring always this bad? Or is it simply better TV/slow mo/instant replay coverage that exposes it? I mean, we are not talking the occasional bad call, but everyday blown calls.
2008-10-26 18:32:49
6.   OldYanksFan
Ouch! Some people are really, really dumb.
2008-10-26 18:37:38
7.   Just fair
7 What? That men are still proposing or people pay to see NBA games. : )
Crawford is good.
2008-10-26 19:00:39
8.   thelarmis
ooh, i'm glad the 1st pitch was postponed. now i get to watch more baseball! i got in from work and burrell was up, right after howard's homer. i missed those fireworks. just sat down at the computer, saw a headline that floyd is hurt and hinske replaced him. then, BOOM hinske crushed that ball over the centerfield wall. tampa's into the 'pen...
2008-10-26 19:07:25
9.   thelarmis
holy crap! blanton hammered that pitch! 6-2 phils. i think tim-buck(2) just fell asleep in the booth... : ~
2008-10-26 19:25:26
10.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
Rays big boppers are not getting it done, but the umpiring isn't helping them..terrible work behind the plate tonight...

bad stomach virus
running back and forth to john
Banter, just a dip..

2008-10-26 19:33:59
11.   thelarmis
feel better jazz tokyo
tim mccarver sucks
2008-10-26 19:46:43
12.   thelarmis
10 there's a poster over at the griddle right now whose tag is MyTummyHurts. never saw that commenter before...

apparently, moyer had a massive stomach illness when he pitched yesterday...

feel better, bro!

2008-10-26 19:53:03
13.   thelarmis
whoa, nice pitch by madson! he'll probably pitch the 8th, then lidge for the 9th, then hamels will win it all tomorrow...
2008-10-26 20:20:34
14.   thelarmis
werth goes yard right after rollins missed it by that much. 8-2 phitin's. lidge oughtta sit down and be saved for tomorrow...
2008-10-26 20:25:43
15.   thelarmis
chist almighty, has ryan howard ever awakened - that ball was killed! 10-2 phils...

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