10:39 p.m.: Too much in my head right now. Will get back to you tomorrow. PHILS RULE!
10:38 p.m.: Catch that pop-up, son, and here we go to the World Series!
10:35 p.m.: NOMAH!
10:34 p.m.: Victorino just plays him some centerfield. Two outs.
10:32 p.m.: C’mon Brad, get ‘er done. There’s an out, flyball to Victorino.
10:25 p.m.: Bottom 9, here comes Lidge.
10:24 p.m.: Ryan Howard’s swing is back. And it is sweet.
10:19 p.m.: We are an inning away.
10:04 p.m.: Blog break.
10:02 p.m.: Has everybody/anybody noticed Tim Allen in the 1st row behind home plate? I wonder if his agent called him: “Timmy, bubbeleh, I’m getting you some TV time. Here’s tickets to the Dodgers game.”
9:59 p.m.: I’m always freaked out when these DirecTV commercials have the same actor, just like 25 years later, “breaking the fourth wall” while re-enacting a scene from their movie. Craig T. Nelson’s “hair” just isn’t convincing.
9:55 p.m.: Shut up, Kent. It was a strike. You’re old and you suck and nobody likes you.
9:52 p.m.: Leaving Hamels in here with 1st and 2nd, 2 outs and Kent up in the bottom of the 7th. Hope you know what you’re doing, Uncle Cholly.
9:45 p.m.: Shane Victorino’s defense is still awesome. Great catch, thanks to great speed and instincts.
9:44 p.m.: Oh, by the way, Cole Hamels has been awesome.
9:43 p.m.: Shane Victorino’s defense is awesome.
9:42 p.m.: Eric Bruntlett’s beard is awesome.
9:38 p.m.: Read somebody writing today about how the Fox computer-generated strike zone is “showing up” the umpires and how lousy and inconsistent they are. I can’t wait for the day when umpiring is a computerized science.
9:36 p.m.: Here they are:
9:33 p.m.: McCarver comparing a Presidential debate to a debate over balls and strikes between a ballplayer and an umpire. Meant to be slightly tongue-in-cheek, I’m sure, but just lame and stupid and unnecessary. Where is that IHateTimMcCarver Web site anyway?
9:33 p.m.: They’re replaying Rafael Furcal’s three errors, all in one inning. Wow.
9:32 p.m.: Oh, guess the debate is over. I’ll read a transcript tomorrow morning or something.
9:31 p.m.: Martin still in the game, behind the plate. Wonder if the ump will hold a grudge – he should.
9:29 p.m.: TOSS HIM! Russell Martin is arguing balls and strikes! That’s against the rules, son! He’s got to be ejected, umpire! I call Shenanigans!
9:26 p.m.: Big deal, Manny homers. He’s another one playing for a contract. It’s only a solo bomb. 5-1.
9:24 p.m.: Subjective journalism alerts: FOX desperately wanted L.A. to win this game. Tim McCarver is terrifically stupid. I loved how early on, one of the pitchers was about to throw, and McCarver says something like “here you’ve GOT to throw a curveball,” and the guy throws a 92 MPH fastball.
9:23 p.m.: Pat Burrell, playing for a new fat contract, makes a really good running catch. Phils up 5-0 in the bottom of the 6th. Is this some kind of weird dream?