One down six to go?
Okay, I am back on board with the World Series. Funny what one game can do. Game one had everything I needed to see to overcome the fact that I have very little interest in either team playing. I still have little interest in the two teams but I do have interest in the series.
It does not look like we are going to see Texas roll. The pitching at least for one night re-emerged and instead of the slugfests we have seen the past two weeks we saw what we are used to seeing this time of the year.
We saw some things we also weren’t used to seeing. What did you think of the the thermal imaging camera? Think about how we watch a baseball game on television now as opposed to ten years ago. Unbelievable what they can show. All we are missing is the camera angle or electro-magnetic imaging of a pitchers brain to see what he is going to throw next. As old school as I am I appreciate the technology and don’t think it subtracts from the game and if it does, I have no question that sometime in the near future we will be able to tailor our broadcasts to our own personal preferences. You want the straight traditional broadcast with perhaps the radio announcers? Dial it up. You want stats o’plenty on the screen? No problem. Super slo mo, 3-D, thermal imaging and brain cam? Just a touch of the remote away. It’s coming.
What we saw on the field was a typical late October game. It rained all day and it was cold. Advantage, pitcher. One more plus for the Cardinals home field advantage. Also with the pitcher hitting and Josh Hamilton hurting maybe folks were too quick to write off St. Louis. We shall see.
Lastly, it was great to see Arthur Rhodes not only pitch in his first World Series game, but pitch well. I could see the emotion on his face before he threw his first pitch. He had just scratched the initials of his deceased son Jordan into the dirt behind the mound. Twenty years in the big leagues and he had seen everything but this. What a moment. Good for Arthur. Maybe we will see him in game seven. If so, this will be a better series than expected. Lets hope so.