10:20 p.m.: Game suspended until tomorrow. That’s our luck, Phils fans. See you tomorrow.
10:09 p.m.: This is why I don’t watch the TV news. Murder, corruption, lying politicians. I prefer to get my news in blog form. (Kidding. Well, kinda.)
10:01 p.m.: Well, Dallas weatherguy says he thinks game will be cancelled, since rain should continue for several hours.
9:50 p.m.: I’ll take a break, too. Be back when the game’s back…
9:47 p.m.: Oh, they’ll go to local news. Guess that’s OK.
9:45 p.m.: Instead of more Buck and McCarver, can’t they throw on another episode of ‘Til Death starring Brad Garrett and J.B. Smoove?
9:42 p.m.: Oy vay, Rain delay. Now what?
9:40 p.m.: It would be so nice to see a different commercial than the same 12 we’ve seen between every inning of every World Series game.
9:39 p.m.: Get there, Shane! YES! Line drive caught. Three outs.
9:37 p.m.: Pena does exactly that – RBI single to left. Argh. Ulcer begins to form.
9:36 p.m.: I think in this rain, you’d have to hit a ball just perfectly to get it out of the infield.
9:35 p.m.: Upton steals second to render McCarver and Buck’s point useless. Thanks, B.J.
9:32 p.m.: Oh, McCarver, and now Buck too, you’re so dumb. “It robs a team of its talent.” So the Phillies don’t have speed? Rollins? Victorino? Werth? Utley? You’re nimrods.
9:30 p.m.: B.J. Upton would like to have that sweeping curveball back. Never mind, as he legs out a tough ground ball for a single.
9:29 p.m.: Just so you know, I loaded up my gas tank this morning for $2.23/gallon. And it actually went down to $2.21/gallon this afternoon.
9:28 p.m.: Iwamura goes down looking. I think the strike zone gets bigger as the umpire gets wetter in this heavy rain.
9:25 p.m.: OK, what can I say about this Ryan Howard/Subway commercial?
1–If I had written this, I would never admit it publicly.
2–I would never have him rhyming. SO LAME.
3–I always love how they can’t wear team logos in spots like this.
9:23 p.m.: My beautiful wife is completely asleep next to me. She’s been working long hours at her job, so I’m trying to type quietly.
9:21 p.m.: Joan Jett rocks. But you knew that. And so does HP, which is why they use her tune in their commercial.
9:20 p.m.: Just so you know, if you and I were sitting at the game together, you could be getting this scintillating commentary for free and live in person. (OK, it’s free here anyway.)
9:19 p.m.: Ruiz pops out. Triple D’oh!
9:18 p.m.: Apparently, Grant Balfour touches 124 MPH on the radar gun.
9:17 p.m.: Feliz is swinging at everything. That’s not going to get it done. And he pops out to first. Double D’oh!
9:16 p.m.: I wouldn’t mind a double down the line by Pedro Feliz. Just saying.
9:15 p.m.: Shane Victorino pops out to left. One out. D’oh!
9:11 p.m.: They’re fixing the dirt on the mound. And they wonder why TV ratings for this Series have been some of the worst ever.
9:07 p.m.: That’s what’s weird about Burrell. He’ll hit for a decent average, pop 30 homers, knock in 100 runs, strike out 120 times and walk like 90 times, so his on-base percentage is usually quite good. But is he worth the $15 million/year or so that he’ll want in a new long-term contract? I guess somebody will pay it – I just wonder if it’ll be Philly.
9:06 p.m.: Burrell walks. Still 0 for 13, but we’ll let it slide.
9:05 p.m.: Pat’s 0 for 13 in the Series. Even the announcers are trying to reverse jinx him into getting a hit.
9:04 p.m.: The 3-2 to Burrell…fouled off. I’d like to take this moment to announce my deep and abiding love for Dos Equis beer.
9:01 p.m.: This is it. This is Pat Burrell’s moment. If he wants a big free-agent contract, he needs to do something special right here, right now.
9:00 p.m.: Does Kazmir dare throw a fastball to Howard? Well, if that was a heater, it was nowhere near the plate.
8:59 p.m.: The music that FOX uses during the “bumpers” sounds like it was composed for an awards show. I half-expect them to say “Welcome back to the 54th Annual People’s Globe Awards.”
8:57 p.m.: I would also REALLY appreciate another run or five, so I could breathe.
8:55 p.m.: As a former second baseman, I REALLY appreciate the amazing play Chase Utley just made.
8:54 p.m.: Top of the 5th. NICE pitch by Hamels to go ahead 0-2 on Bartlett.
8:53 p.m.: Oh Jimmy…couldn’t get that popup? At least you tried it with two hands…fundamentals!
8:51 p.m.: It’s 2-1, and it’s not nearly a big enough lead. Just hope Cole Hamels can keep it going.
8:49 p.m.: Chase Utley with the bases loaded, full count…grounded out. Darn!