I watched some of the World Series last night, and I learned two things.
One, Josh Beckett is well on his way to becoming one of the best post-season pitchers of all time. Two, for what it is worth, the layoff may have affected the Rockies; however, the Red Sox were just so much better, it doesn’t matter.
Unless, you are just waking up, or didn’t know, the Boston Red Sox demolished the Colorado Rockies, the feel good story of October, 13-1. For now, it looks like the magic that Colorado had that enabled them to win 21 of their last 22 games fluttered away as Jeff Francis got lit up for six runs, and then the Rockies’ bullpen just imploded.
Boston scored seven in the fifth and that more than anything led them to victory. It looked like the Sox were getting all the key hits and every play going their way; in hindsight seemed to be the exact opposite Colorado was experiencing.
Folks, in the last four games, Boston has whooped up on any opponent their way, looking more like the Patriots than your run-of-the-mill baseball team.
Again, it goes without saying, Beckett was incredible. From at least portions of the game I saw, his fastball was amazing, and his breaking/curveball was unhittable. For most of the game, he made the Rockies batter look foolish, and they have one of the better offenses in the National League.
The Rockies will send young fireballer Ubaldo Jimenez against grizzled, battle-tested veteran Curt Schilling.
If Schilling looks like he did in Game 6 in the ALCS, as opposed to Game 2, Colorado may have seen their World Series aspirations go up in smoke unless they startle the Sox at home.
If you love baseball and love Taco Bell, you might have a marriage made in food heaven.
Well, Taco Bell is offering a World Series promotion where, if there's a stolen base by either team in the World Series, you can get a free taco.
Ok, here are the details:
If the stolen base occurs in during games 1 or 2, you can get a free taco on Oct. 30.
If a stolen base happend during after games 3 and beyond, you can get a free taco on Nov. 6.
The hours of the giveaway are between 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
So, no - it's not during the lunch break, it's during the non-prime hours of the day -- obviously, when no one takes lunch.
Read the fine print here: http://www.mlb.com/mlb/fan_forum/tacobell/