Quote of the Day
“A lovely game, a sparkler, with plenty of fielding gems to light it up. ... A lovely thing that now drooped and yawned its way through four more scoreless innings while Eastern Daylight Time moms and dads went to bed or didn't, and their school-night kids fell asleep beside their under-the-cover smartphones, and pitchers came and went and grew elderly. The last two verticals were the Royals' thirty-six-year-old Chris Young and the Mets forty-two-year-old Bartolo Colón, with Colón the loser at last—or, rather, the Royals the winners—after a throwing error by David Wright, a single to right field, an intentional walk, and a cleansing, game-winning sac fly by Hosmer.”
-- Roger Angell, “Post Patsy,” on The New Yorker site, about Game 1 of the 2015 World Series, which the Kansas City Royals won, 5-4, in 14 innings. It's “pitchers came and went and grew elderly” that I love in particular. Joe Posnanski also has a nice report on the NBC Sports site.
I watched it all, or most of it (the Fox Sports feed cut out for a while), but that's an advantage of west coast living. The game ended after 1 AM for Angell, after midnight for Posnanski, and at a quite respectable 10 PM for me.