Lisa’s Logic: Game 1 In The Books for the 2015 World Series
The World Series, played only in the U.S., has begun. Baseball, hooray, the Fall Classic. Kansas City Royals win 5-4 in 14 innings against the New York Mets.
I was able to watch one Divisional Series because Fox put Game 1 of the Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays on, and that was fun to watch. I noticed that all the teams that were in the playoffs were teams of blue -- the Cubs, Blue Jays, Royals and Mets. Even more so, each team had been in a drought. No team longer than the Chicago Cubs, but eventually it will happen. If the Boston Red Sox can do it, you would think that the Cubs could. Well, at least they still have it in the movies, Back to the Future Part II. Marty found that out.
Well I'm not really much of a stat person ... RBIs, slug percentage or any of that. A couple of notes they did give, each team had won the World Series on last night's date, Oct. 27. The Mets won in 1986 and Royals won in 1985. Now it is Game 1.
Kansas City's Alcides Escobar scored first with an inside-the-park home run, not done since 1903 -- last night I thought they said 1929, and he also scored the winning run. Exciting.
Fox lost connection for a while during the game, which actually stopped play because of it. What a way to throw the players off, stop play and you have no idea why or what happened. There was not a streaker.
Well, when I went to bed, the game was tied at 3 going into the top of the eighth. I basically missed half the game since the game was the longest played World Series Game 1 with 14 innings. Did I mention, Royals win 5-4 against the Mets? I cannot wait to watch a whole game.
We then found out that Kansas City Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez's dad passed away earlier in the day. The family did not want him to know until he was done pitching, and Ned Yost, manager of the Royals, kept to that wish. Sorry for your loss, Edinson.
Good luck Royals! Good luck Mets!
The sun is shining above ... Think Happy Thoughts.