For everyone involved with this wonderfully insane World Series (Brought to you by You Tube Live and My Tube Dead), it feels like that the next win could not possibly overshadow what has come before.
Game 2 and it’s 7-6 eleven-inning see-saw was the greatest win in Astros history and one of the greatest games in World Series, until it was eclipsed four days later by the game of the century as the Astros came back three times (twice against the best pitcher in baseball not named Justin Verlander), lost a ninth inning three run lead and then won it in walk off fashion, 13-12.
So what could there be for an encore? Circus performers? Bigfoot in “person”? Jimmy Hoffa comes out of the witness protection program? The grassy knoll gunman revealed?
I suggested at work that the Astros would win game six 87-86 in fifty-four innings.
But perhaps it would be simpler and more healthy for the denizens of Houston if Mr. Verlander goes out there and dominates and his team that scored 13 runs in seven innings puts this Dodger team down like a sickly dog. Wouldn’t it be great to see one of those 2 1/2 hour 5-0 games. No red eyes (unless you want them). No heart attacks watching the bullpen meltdown. Just a good old fashioned whacking by a great team.
That is the kind of encore my doctor and I would prefer.