Comments: Alright, Where's That Damn Goat

Holy Crap!! What are the sports writers gonna talk about next year. No curse! They're gonna have to THINK instead of recycling cliches.

Posted by: Ed at October 28, 2004 at 01:42 AM

What will the sports writer talk about next year? Well to paraphrase what Chuck said, there's always the Cubs.

The morning sports talk dude here is from Boston and he's a huge Red Sox fan. He is basically forgoing any semblence of professionalism and having on on-air orgasm for his show. Can't really blame him, though.

Posted by: Jon at October 28, 2004 at 09:10 AM

That was brutal, and it was over so fast. Horribly anti-climactic after the great LCSes. LaRussa had the 1000-yard stare on the post-game interview, and I think I detected hu-man emotions, too.

McCarver is the master of saying something very smart and inside-baseball, and then 30 seconds later, saying something totally & stupidly contradictory that makes you want to mute the rest of the game.

For all the good feelings generated by the Sox win, the proof in the pudding comes in 05 when Boy Genius Epstein has to figure out what to do with all those free agents. I'm just not that impressed by a so-called Moneyball GM when he has such a ridiculous payroll.

Posted by: Scott Chaffin at October 28, 2004 at 09:43 AM

It's tough for a Cubs fan to root for the Redbirds, so it was OK to see the Red Sox clobber them. I suppose if you're living in enemy territory then you need to adapt ...

The way the Cards folded slightly reminded me of the Cub's fold at the end of the regular season. Instead of poor starting pitching, the Cubs bullpen stunk it up. Otherwise, weak bats, poor defense, bad baserunning and mismanagement were all in place. At least you got to admire a lunar eclipse - it was too cloudy here in NC for viewing it.

Posted by: MarcV at October 28, 2004 at 02:20 PM

Agreed on McCarver, Charles. But who was the third guy doing color during the ALSC? The one that looked like he was going to cry after the Sox upended the Yanks? That guy was awful. Glad I didn't have to bear him and Timbo during the WS.

Posted by: kelly at October 28, 2004 at 02:54 PM