"It just doesn't get any better than this!"
Or can it?? If tonight's World Series Game 7 tops Game 6 in terms of nail-biting drama and excitement, I'll probably have a nervous breakdown. I'm not kidding, I was so exhausted by last night's epic struggle at Busch Stadium* that I was in a daze for much of the day today. (It's only a game, it's only a game...) After two innings of play, both the Rangers and Cardinals have scored two runs each, almost as if the back-and-forth neck-and-neck marathon of last night had just resumed after a pause. The FOX Sports commentators seem to think that the Rangers' Matt Harrison is better equipped to put in a commanding performance as starting pitcher than the Cardinals' Chris Carpenter, but we'll see. After last night, all bets are off. Anything can happen, and probably will! One key factor: Matt Holliday is out of the lineup due to his injured finger. Mike Napoli brushed off that twisted ankle, and he seems in fine shape.
For a full recap, see the Washington Post.
* Speaking of Busch Stadium, I noticed that a photo caption in the Washington Post print edition mistakenly called it "Bush Stadium." That's what they should call the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, in honor of their past part owner (Dubya)!
I'll be "live-blogging" during the game once again, but I don't expect there to be nearly as many updates as last night.
The mail bag
Bruce Orser let me know about new details concerning the reduction in outfield dimensions at Citi Field planned for next year. They will formally announce it in the next few days. See metsblog.com (from Monday this week).
Michael Festa brought to my attention some small errors in the Sun Life Stadium diagram, so I'll turn my attention to that in the near future.