World Series Game Three

The Series moves to St. Louis and Game Three between the Red Sox and the Cardinals begins at 1:30pm HST, 4:30pm PT, 7:30pm ET. I was hoping against hope for a day game at least during the weekend, but no. MLB doesn’t want to go up against college football on Saturday or the NFL on Sunday, I guess.

The Sox send out 32 year old Jake Peavy, who’s won an NL Cy Young award and two ERA titles but hasn’t been very successful in previous postseason appearances. The Cardinals counter with 25 year old Joe Kelly, who hasn’t thrown a pitch in live action since October 16 and is in only his second major league season.

Because the game is in a National League city there’s no designated hitter. That means Big Papi David Ortiz plays first base for the Red Sox and Mike Napoli sits down. That might or might not make a difference defensively, and it certainly will reduce the Bostons’ offensive potential.

  • WBBsAs

    In principle, all World Series games should be day games, but weekend night games are a true disgrace.

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

      Selig and previous commissioners (the owners’ men, remember) were and are chasing the almighty dollar. Sometimes I hate capitalism.

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

    Two all-sports radio stations in this town and neither one of them is broadcasting this game. They’re each jabbering about college football.

    (Before anyone says anything, I was out and about in my car trying to hear it.)

    • WBBsAs

      In honesty, I have only a little ore interest in this Series than I have in college football (which, to channel Elvis Costello, is “less than zero”).

      • RBI

        I’m really enjoying watching without caring.

        • WBBsAs

          I’m not watching, just glancing half-heartedly at Gameday.

  • RBI

    Joe Kelly gets out of the jam. He’s some pitcher for 21 years old.

  • RBI

    Usually I pick a team to root for. This series, I find myself wanting whichever team is losing to win, and vice versa. What’s that about?

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

      “Ah, your nationality is American, comrade!”

      More than most other cultures I think we have an inherent bias toward the underdog.

      I just want a seven-game series, really.

  • RBI

    I have to say, this is quite a game! Good baseball.

    • ASW1

      Yes it was – best game of the series so far.

  • RBI

    Wow. Never seen an obstruction call like that! Speechless.

  • RBI

    Anybody else watching? I would be livid if I was a Red Sox fan.

    • ASW1

      That was wild – I’d be incredulous if I were a Sox fan for sure.

  • ASW1

    Well, if intent doesn’t matter in an obstruction call, then it was the right call.

    • RBI

      But a rough one.

  • RBI

    Umpires talking to press, along with Torre.

  • RBI

    Really seems dicier after hearing the umps talk.

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

    Shades of the Ed Armbrister play in Game Three of the 1975 World Series, when umpire Larry Burnett did not call interference on a sac bunt in front of the plate.

    NPUT