Posted at 12:29 PM on September 23, 2005
by Bob Collins
One of the great joys of Extra Innings is being able to use the remote and a few presets to go from game (Orioles-Yankees) to game (Twins-ChiSox) to game (Indians-Royals). As I did last night, one of the few nights when I've actually woken people up in the house in order to, literally, cheer on Matthew Lecroy.
But some observations are in order besides the nuts and bolts of the game.
>> Who are these people who go to KC Royals games? The attendance was listed as 10,000 last night but the Indians' announcers said it was more like 3,000. And many of them were still there when the game ended. Why? I've never been to Kansas City, but is there really nothing else to do on a splendid evening there?
As the Royals were being pounded, some fan -- and I emphasize the singular -- tried to get a chant going -- "Let's Go Royals." An inning later, he succeeded in getting, perhaps, 3 others to join in. Curious.
>> Is there anything better than listening to Ken Harrelson switch to his defeated, beaten voice when the ChiSox are losing. He deadpans calls in a low voice which he intends drips with disinterest, which obviously masks a greater pain -- "Jones.....over Aaron's head......two runs will score......."
>> Camden Yards needs to be used for target practice by the fleet based in Norfolk News. If the team isn't going to put up a fight against the Yankees...then let's just turn the place to rubble so it can serve some purpose useful to mankind.
>> The Yankees are Satan.
well Bob, after watching our beloved Twinkies fall to those Royals, I'd say those people are dangerously close to, well, us.