One of the many reasons I love New England:Â Last night it was raining so hard I was waiting for the parade of animals walking two by two to begin.Â This morning I woke up to the sun blinding me through the skylight in my bedroom.Â It’s another gorgeous fall day in New England and I’m loving it!
All the talk this weekend is the Patriots in London.Â I’d love to be more excited about it.Â Hey, I like the Pats and I want them to win but I hate this in-season promotion stuff.Â So while it is pretty cool to be playing American football in England, I just want them to win and get back home so I can stop reading the tweets of sports writers who are acting like England is not only a different country but in a different dimension.Â It’s England not Mars, people.
Truthfully, my mind is on baseball still so it’s tough to get excited for football even this deep int the season.Â I was disappointed that the game was called last night (although a tweet from my friend Caryn in NY at least helped put to rest the conspiracy theory that Fox and MLB postponed the game to get better ratings on Sunday after all the football:Â “I cannot begin to stress how horrible the weather is and how necessary calling the game was.“).Â A fresh start, no wet conditions to get anyone hurt, and not reason to lose either starting pitcher because of delays.Â I can wait another night to see a game.Â I wonder, though, how the Phillies feel?Â Can you ever determine whether waiting around for the start of the next series is better than starting up right away?Â I think back to 2007 when the Rockies tied up the NLCS quickly and had to hang around waiting for the Red Sox and Indians to play all seven games.Â Initially folks kept reporting about how rested the Rockies would be but by game 1 of the Series they were wondering if rested = rusty.Â On the other hand, if they could push THIS series to 7 games, whichever teams comes out of it alive could either be riding high on the fumes of momentum (see Red Sox in 2004 and 2007) or crash and burn from the exhaustion (see Yankees in 2003).Â After the first two games, I was giving up on the ALCS this year and now I can’t wait for another game.Â Baseball loves to mess with me.
Go enjoy the day, folks.Â If you’re like me and watching the baseball game tonight, don’t forget it starts at 8:20 -Â it’s going to be a long one!
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