Game Seven of the World Series

There’s no more dramatic phrase in sports, as far as I’m concerned. I’ve said so before and I’ll say it again: Game Seven is evocative of heroics on the field in do-or-die circumstances: Bill Mazeroski and Joe Carter’s home runs, Sid Bream’s slide, Carlos Beltran’s strikeout, Luis Gonzalez’s dribbler…so many instances of melodrama.

The Royals walloped the Giants 10-0 tonight in Game Six, forcing a Game Seven tomorrow evening. If you’re a fan, you have an appointment with your television at 8:00PM ET/7:00PM CT/5:00PM PT/2:00PM HST.

The only downside is that after tomorrow night’s game, there will be no more baseball until February when pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training.