World Series Game Six

One way or another, the Series will end at Fenway Park for the first time since 1918. Either the Sox win tonight in six or the Cardinals win tonight to force a Game Seven. But it too will be played at Fenway, and as a fan I’d like to see it. Game Seven is evocative of so many previous ones — Mazeroski’s home run in 1960, McCovey’s line drive caught by Bobby Richardson in 1962, Koufax’s win in 1965 on Lou Johnson’s home run in the fourth inning, Lolich outdueling Gibson in 1968, Jack Morris’s ten-inning 1-0 win in 1991, and Luis Gonzalez’s dunker off Mariano Rivera in 2001.

So I’m rooting for the Cardinals tonight. It’s hard, but I’m gonna do it. They send out rookie star Michael Wacha, and the Sox counter with John Lackey. Ortiz goes back to DH for the Red Sox and Napoli plays first base. For the Cardinals Allen Craig is the DH while Mike Adams plays first base.

St. Louis at Boston 2:00pm HST, 5:00pm Pacific, 8:00pm Eastern on Fox.

  • WBBsAs

    I remain agnostic on the Series results. I do think it’s interesting what the Sawx did this season in adding a bunch of journeymen players, all of whom worked out well, when I expect most of us thought it would be a rebuilding year.

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    Freakin’ Victorino never hit like this during that half-season he was with the Dodgers.

    • RBI

      Victorino drives me nuts. Only blemish on the Red Sox win.

    • WBBsAs

      He didn’t hit much in this post-season either, but the hits he got were huge.

  • WinnipegDave

    Next game on the schedule will either be tomorrow night for Game 7 or March 22 for game 1 of 2014 regular season – Dodgers vs DBacks.

    • John_from_Aus

      looking forward to the Sydney games :)

      • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

        John, you’d better take a whole SanDisk card worth of photos for us. ;)

        • John_from_Aus

          I better get a decent camera

          • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

            I should hope so!

    • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

      And it’s increasingly looking like it will be the latter.

  • John_from_Aus

    big comeback?

    • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

      Six runs down (now five) is a lot to make up in the last three innings, but it’s not unheard of. 1929 World Series, Game Four, Athletics v. Cubs.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1929_World_Series#Game_4

      • John_from_Aus

        they needed something big from Craig at the end

  • dalegribel

    People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.
    Rogers Hornsby