All Night Long

Houston we have a ….. By now you’re probably aware of the history the Astros are up against. No team has ever overcome a 3-0 deficit to win a world series. Of the 22 series that went 3-0, 19 of them finished with a sweep, the other three went 5 games. This is the tightest most lopsided series I can remember. While the Sox have a commanding lead, the Astros could easily be winning this series. Well, easily probably isn’t the right word, because nothing is easy for this club.When Chris Burke stole third base  in the ninth,I actually told my wife " game over." But the Astros failed to get him home. Situational hitting, or lack thereof has been  a big problem for this club all year.A tough call for Phil Garner after the Biggio walk. I’m sure he considered a squeeze with Taveras hitting next, and I imagine he contemplated pinch hitting with Palmeiro or Vizcaino.Both are more reliable when it comes to putting the ball in play, but Taveras is having a solid series and letting him hit is certainly a defensible move. An attempted squeeze  or pinch -hitting would also have been justifiable plays. That’s the thing with baseball. There is very little black and white and a whole lot of gray.Speaking of gray, this whole city is going to be a lot more gray on top after this post-season.
The White Sox have now gotten game winning HRs from two guys who combined to hit one for them during the regular season. Blum had 6 on the season but only one for the Sox after joining them at the trade deadline. Scott Podsednick did not hit any during the season.Further adding to the improbability factor, Geoff Blum hadn’t had an at bat in three weeks.To quote Tim Mcarver from game two " How does this stuff happen?" Adding to the frustration for Astro fans,it is nearly impossible to villainize,Geoff Blum. He’s the type of guy you tend to root for and was a very popular member of the club while in an Astro uniform.
Brandon Backe gets the ball for game four and maybe the Astros can make an historic comeback. The Fat Lady isn’t singing yet, but she’s definitely taken the stage.

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I hope that MLB will see the absurdity in scheduleing the games so late…
Nationwide, ther would be more viewership at 6pm or 7pm Eastern Time, than there has been at 11pm EST… I am, obviously, taking into account the West Coast. The minimal inconvenience of a Californian making his way home to be on the couch watching a ballgame is minscule, compared to the fan on the East Coast who is trying to stay awake to watch the middle & end of the World Series at 11pm, 12pm, 1am, & 2am! How many people are really watching the game at those hours? Not just asleep in front of a TV that no one is watching…including the advertisements.

I haven’t taken into account the fact that no children are watching the games…HELLO?

HELLO, HOW ABOUT IN CHICAGO. WHY THERE WERE KIDS WHEN IT WAS ABOUT 30 DEGREES, IS IT BECAUSE OUR KIDS ARE TOUGHER? I DON’T THINK SO , BUT I THINK U GUYS WANT THE ROOF TO BE CLOSED BECAUSE U CAN’T YELL, U HAVE CHILDISH VOICE… WE DON’T NEED ROOF TO MAKE IT LOUDER IN CHICAGO, WE GET INTO THE GAME SO WE GET LOUD WITH NO ROOF CLOSED… GO SOX..

First let me say congrats to the Sox !!
It is sad GOOD OL BUD thought he needed to cheat to help the Sox he should have stayed out of it and let the teams played !!!!! The Sox are a good team they did beat us with or with out Bud cheating ways. The whole reason to go to each ball park is for HOME field advantage DUH bud do you really think your lame excuses would convince the country you were not 100% square behind the Sox. Let me tell you they did not need you to cheat for them. Bud you need to get a real life and stay out of Houston as far as I’m concerned You are not welcome in my city !!! For years MLB has tried all it could to put the Stros in the back but with the good people Houston has and the fine players they took it over your head to show the country we really do have a good team. In closing MLB and the other owners need to stay out of collusion and let the teams that have won there division have their 15 minuets !!!!

First let me say congrats to the Sox !!
It is sad GOOD OL BUD thought he needed to cheat to help the Sox he should have stayed out of it and let the teams played !!!!! The Sox are a good team they did beat us with or with out Bud cheating ways. The whole reason to go to each ball park is for HOME field advantage DUH bud do you really think your lame excuses would convince the country you were not 100% square behind the Sox. Let me tell you they did not need you to cheat for them. Bud you need to get a real life and stay out of Houston as far as I’m concerned You are not welcome in my city !!! For years MLB has tried all it could to put the Stros in the back but with the good people Houston has and the fine players they took it over your head to show the country we really do have a good team. In closing MLB and the other owners need to stay out of collusion and let the teams that have won there division have their 15 minuets !!!!

thank you Houston for being such a classy organization! i’m a sox fan in tucson, but have been suffering with my team since i was 11 and visited my family in the chicago area in 1959. i hope you all don’t have to wait as long as i did (46 years). this was a great series that truly could have gone either way. as i have said in the white sox blog before, our two teams mirror each other, so here’s to Houston, see you in interleague ’06. j.k…

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