Tuesday, October 28, 2008


So, I want the Phillies to win the World Series because (a) I hate Tampa, as they've always had the Jay's number, even when the Jays were good and Tampa sucked balls, and (b) because it increases chances of Pat Gillick returning to Toronto next season, in my mind at least.

BUT, if Tampa wins, the rants from Hoy, and Riggs, and maybe even Al would be ones for the ages and make for incredibly entertaining reading. Especially after the "tie it up and suspend" game last night. So there's value there.

I don't think Hoy realizes that the umps won't get fired or talked to, but commended and get BIG bonuses for extending the series and adding "drama", thereby making MLB more money. Basically, Philly has to come out and DEMOLISH the Rays with home runs to dead center so the umps can't have a say in the matter.

But let's be honest, nobody wants to see the Series end with a 6-inning rain out. The Phillies would be seen as chumps if they won the series without winning 4 FULL games.


Riggstad said...

I don't know that I rant a whole bunch. Should the Rays go on to win, I certainly won't blame last nights debacle on the complete and utter meltdown that would have to occur for the phils to lose.

And Pat Gillick has already retired. At the end of this season, which is apparently less than 3 games away, he is done.

His statement was towards complete retirement, but who knows.

Phils should be able to do well tonight though. They don't have the doomsday feeling that most fans in this area do.

Astin said...

Gillick has retired at least twice before, so I have little belief in that. Besides, he's the missing piece to our 1993 puzzle of Beeston and Cito. Actually, I wouldn't be surprised to see Beeston bring in Gillick as President of the Jays instead of GM, and inexplicably give Ricciardi one more season.

RaisingCayne said...

"...So there's value there." Bwahahahahaha