World Series Game Four, 2015

Royals at Mets, 5:00PM PT, TV: Fox

(Insert pro forma rant about World Series games played at night in the Northeast)

Why can’t MLB at least schedule weekend World Series games during the day so the average eight, nine or ten-year old can watch them through the end of the game? Yeah, yeah, college football. Yeah, yeah, the NFL. Competing with those entities and expecting to win is done, guys. That ship has sailed. But real baseball fans are going to watch the Series, not Texas-San Antonio v. North Texas.

On to tonight’s game. The Mets send rookie lefthander Steven Matz to the hill to face Tall Chris Young, who pitched three shutout innings of relief in the fourteen-inning Game One. If the Mets win the Series is tied, if the Royals win they’ve got a 3-1 edge.

  • Bob_Hendley

    TCY!

  • WBBsAs

    There is no reason October/November baseball cannot be played in the daytime.

    • No non-monetary reason. It’s greed on the part of MLB and the networks. The players, coaches and managers hate it, or at least they used to when it first began back in 1971. The last outdoor day game in the Series was in 1984</a..

      • WBBsAs

        In the Northeast and Midwest, especially, night games increase the chances of crappy weather.

        • In the Fisk game (Game 6, Oct. 21, 1975 at Fenway) there were three days of rain between it and the preceding Game 5, Oct. 16.

          • WBBsAs

            In 1962, if I recall correctly, there were several rainouts in SF (where the Series never should have been played in any event).

  • Bob_Hendley

    Conforto con fuerza.

    • WBBsAs

      Papel Confort is Chile’s top toilet paper.

  • WBBsAs

    The Royals’ radio team provides a refreshingly neutral account of the game.

  • WBBsAs

    Per MLBTR: “Marlins fans may recall the four-year, $10MM contract signed by Ozzie Guillen prior to 2012. It serves as a warning to Mattingly that a long term of contract or high AAV will not ensure job security in Miami.”

  • WBBsAs

    It’s the middle of the seventh, and time to mute GBA.

  • WinnipegDave

    Those Royals. So enjoyable to watch them hit. And hit and hit and hit.

    • package206

      Dave, my man!!

  • KC is really really relentless.

    • Bob_Hendley

      really, rather

  • WinnipegDave

    MLB ends this week, perhaps even as soon as tonight.
    What will the next 365 days bring for Dodger fans and this team?

    • Bob_Hendley

      Maturity?

  • WBBsAs

    For anyone who might be interested, I wrote a short piece on Brazilians in baseball at tinyurl.com/q5ylqga

    • Nice piece. It must have been a happy surprise the first time you saw the game being played that far south. Where are the Paraguayans, the Uruguayans, the Peruvians (man, baseball in the Andes…you’d have 450-foot singles)?

      • WBBsAs

        Well, the photograph at top shows a pickup game in Paraguay. I’ve also seen baseball in Guatemala and Chile. The farthest south I know of is in Argentina’s La Pampa province.

        One of my Argentine nephews is an excellent fast-pitch pitcher who also hits with some pop (http://southernconeguidebooks.blogspot.com/2014/12/an-oasis-in-desert-of-soccer.html). For real sandlot baseball, try the Atacama Desert (http://southernconeguidebooks.blogspot.com/2014/07/jodorowskys-tocopilla-surrealism-in.html).

        • Bob_Hendley

          I recall the national baseball stadium right outside the main airport in BA. Been there there ever since I can remember. Didn’t their national team beat the US once in the Pan American Games back in the 1990s?.

          • WBBsAs

            I don’t know about that, but I have played there. It’s actually a very decent small ballpark.

      • Bob_Hendley

        I have seen fairly well organized baseball being played in Indonesia. Like in Venezuela this is the doing of Texas oil companies and workers. There are a couple of well maintained diamonds about the size you might see in a baseball-oriented HS located in a large park located near the upscale financial district.