Tuesday, October 23, 2007

It was a McDonald's hot apple pie. They're not kidding. It was hot.

Without the Cardinals in it, I've not followed baseball much this post-season, expect to watch the Cubs get swept in the first round.

However, I've been quite impressed with the Colorado Rockies, who have won 22 of their last 23 (including the end of the regular season). They are a RED HOT team, I mean they're like McDonald's hot apple pie hot!

But they're starting a 7 game series on the road against the Boston Red Sox.

Can the Rockies, the hottest team, beat the Red Sox, perhaps the best overall team?

I think they can, but Game 1 plays a key role in the outcome of the series.

I don’t want to overstate the importance of Game 1, but I really think it could crush the Rockies if they lose it.

They didn’t expect to get to the playoffs, let alone the World Series.

When a team already feels it has overachieved, losing Game 1 could be tragic.

Remember STL in 2004? If they beat Wakefield in Game 1, that thing is a whole other series. They lost a close game and got swept in the series.

If STL would have lost in Detroit in Game 1 in 2006, I think they go out with a whimper, already stoked and shocked to have beat the Mets. Instead, they win Game 1 and head to St. Louis having secured a split on the road. They never went back to Detroit.

My prediction: If the Rockies lose Game 1, they AT BEST lose the series 4-1.

BUT … if they win Game 1 in Boston … I think they win the whole thing.

Shoot! And I said I wasn’t going to overstate the importance of Game 1.



At 24 October, 2007 11:14, Blogger Timothy said...

I think you are right because they have had so long to sit and think about it. Eight days, waiting for the World Series, is a long time. I hope they win... but either way, I hope it's a good series.

BTW, what are they going to do if it snows???

At 25 October, 2007 00:14, Blogger GUNNY said...

A week off REALLY hurt the Detroit Tigers last year and the Cardinals, coming off a grueling 7 game series against the Mets, took advantage.

This one's in the books, 13-1 in favor of Boston and if you watched it, the game wasn't as close as the score indicates.

I'm rooting for the Rockies, but I think they're done. I'm happy enough to be proven wrong, but at this point I'm squeezing for a win just to get it to 5 games, so that at a minimum Denver gets to enjoy the financial boom of playing 3 games in Colorado.

At 25 October, 2007 00:54, Blogger Jade said...

NOoooooooo! Gunny, don't jinx the Rockies! I don't know if I can face another WS championship for Boston so soon (too soon from the last one)! As Yogi Bera said --- it ain't over till it's over!

I agree with the time off...I think that's what hurt the Yankees....they just lost momentum. But let's hope it will be different for the Rockies...

At 25 October, 2007 13:09, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a Chicago Cubs fan, I am especially tender that the Boston Red Sox are so often in the World Series (I know only twice since forever, but I mean relative to the Cubs). Misery loves company, and now we don't have the Red Sox to console us Cub fans.

And on another note, with the success of the New England Patriots and now the Boston Red Sox, well, Boston is threatening to become title town and it just hurts me as a Conservative Texan to see Liberalism so rewarded. What is the Lord up to with this mysterious Providence?

At 25 October, 2007 13:37, Blogger Jade said...

Anonymous wrote:
And on another note, with the success of the New England Patriots and now the Boston Red Sox, well, Boston is threatening to become title town and it just hurts me as a Conservative Texan to see Liberalism so rewarded. What is the Lord up to with this mysterious Providence?

Anonymous, you have no idea how I can sympathize with your statements. What's worst is that I'm a Yankee fan having to move to Boston soon. Ugh...how will I live surrounded by such apostasy? And no way am I a patriot fan either! Belchick should have been suspended for the whole season...

At 25 October, 2007 16:36, Blogger GUNNY said...

I’m just squeezing now for a close game. Otherwise we’ll never get our free taco(s).

(For those not watching the game, Taco Bell will give everyone in America a free taco when the first base is stolen.)

P.S. There are like 4 Taco Bells within a 15 minute drive. Should I hit each one for a free taco and drive on with my badself?

Speaking of which, would it be in bad taste to get said taco via the drive-thru?

At 25 October, 2007 17:14, Blogger GUNNY said...

Free Taco details ...

Hmm. Apparently they don't want you to get multiple free tacos.

"HOW TO OBTAIN A FREE TACO: If an eligible base was stolen during the Games, Taco Bell will make an announcement through selected media channels, including a press release and its web site (www.tacobell.com), that eligible consumers can obtain their free Crunchy Seasoned Beef Taco on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 (if base is stolen in Games 1 or 2 on October 24 or October 25, 2007) OR November 6, 2007 (if base is stolen in Games 3-7, October 27, 28, 29, 31, November 1, 2007) ("Redemption Date") only. To obtain the Free Taco, consumers must visit any participating Taco Bell® restaurant in one of the fifty (50) the United States or District of Columbia between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. (local time) on the Redemption Date only and request a Free Crunchy Seasoned Beef Taco. Free Taco's will not be offered on any other date or time, regardless of circumstance. Limit one (1) Free Crunchy Seasoned Beef Taco per person. Participating Taco Bell restaurant manager reserves the right to deny Free Taco to any person he/she reasonably believes has already received a Free Taco or has engaged in any other fraudulent activity."

At 25 October, 2007 17:21, Blogger Jade said...

But how would they already know that?! :ob Unless you make it obvious by showing the remains of it around your mouth! hehehehee... only kidding. My badself! :ob
I use to have a professor that had a beard and periodically you'd see remnants of his breakfast on his beard. Yuck! :ob

At 25 October, 2007 17:26, Blogger GUNNY said...

One of the few things that rivals "hoof in mouth" disease is "food in beard" disease.

That's why I've not eaten BBQ ribs since 1993 and the donning of the whiskers.


At 26 October, 2007 10:20, Blogger GUNNY said...

Well, the Red Sox are up 2-0 and it's not looking good for the Rockies.

While I continue to root for them, I can tell you who is not rooting for them, the thousands of people who shopped at Jordan's Furniture in Boston earlier this year.

The store's promotion was that if the Red Sox won the World Series all furniture purchased during that span would be FREE.

I think the store is getting mighty nervous right now. Teams up 2-0 have won 39 of 50 World Series.

At 26 October, 2007 10:23, Blogger Jade said...

"It ain't over till it's over!" -- Yogi Bera

Man you're really scouring all the opportunities that comes out of this World Series, aren't ya! But hey, if it's anything free food related, just keep posting! :ob

At 29 October, 2007 04:23, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, the Sox swept the series.

Are you some kind of prophet?

You're one for one; that's better than some of the "prophets" in the charasmatic movement. You could probably be wrong on the next four or five prophecies and still be considered a "prophet" by some.

At 29 October, 2007 04:33, Blogger GUNNY said...

Now ... if I could just parlay that into my own television show somehow.

Incidentally, that Red Sox sweep brought back bad memories of 2004 with the same team celebrating at the old Busch Stadium.

The only refreshing thing about the outcome of the World Series was not having to get beaten down by incessant "Nobody gave us a chance" or "we proved all the doubters wrong, didn't we?" talk.

They were among the favorites at the beginning of the season and all that way through.


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