Who Knows Where The Time Goes?

I’m amazed to find it’s been a month since my last post. The ALCS went the distance after a Sox-typical comeback from 1-3 down to force Game 7, although, unlike other occasions, this time they came up short. Basically, short of hitting when pitching faltered.

The Rays had a fair degree of both, including hitting more home runs since,well, the last time some team hit lots of postseason homers.

The resulting World Series between the Rays and the Phillies was, almost literally, a damp squib with Game Five starting in steady rain and getting suspended in the sixth with the score tied. When the game resumed after a whole day missed, the Phillies wrapped it up and won their first title since 1983 (?).The game had lasted just over fifty hours.

The whole thing was yet another example of Selig with his finger off the pulse of the game. Either Game 5 shouldn’t have started in rain or it should have been called after five completed innings (with the Phillies winning) as any regular season game would have been.

The fact that there was little outcry might be a reflection of how little interest there was in this series.

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The really major event of the past month was my friend Cyn’s winning WEEI’s Next Great Sports Blogger competition. Cyn was one of ten shortlisted finalists from a very big field of entrants drawn mainly, I think, from New England.

Each finalist published three pieces on particular topics and people from all over voted for them. As a result of some shameless pimping on Cyn’s part (kidding Cyn :)) to pull in the votes and some obviously outstanding talent, Cyn took the big prize, a not-to-be-sniffed-at USD 5000 and a year’s blogging on WEEI’s website.

Well done, Cyn.

Cyn’s blog is linked on the right at Toeing The Rubber, presciently tagged as Simply The Best.

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Oh, and the other major event of the past month? Barack Obama became the first African-American to be be elected US President. Wow! Two Sox WS wins and a Black President. If I wasn’t so damn curious to see a third and to see how Obama turns out, I could die happy!

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4 comments

  1. redsox8585@earthlink.net

    John, I left a comment and it didn’t take. What a wild ride this year has been. Hard to believe it’s been almost a year since you came to visit.

    Like you, I couldn’t be more proud of Cyn if she was one of my own kids; it’s awesome to see your friends do well.

    And keep on wishing for that third; I want it as well, and it’d be nice to have you around for it.

  2. noni

    Cyn is my kid and I couldn’t be prouder!
    Thank you both for the kind words.

    Jon hope you had a wonderful Holiday in the States!

    Noni

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