Tuesday, October 30, 2007
I have not mentioned yet that I am thrilled that the Red Sox won the World Series. Convincingly, too! I'm glad that I let Dustin out of my pocket to play - he did great!
However. I need to complain. About the game times.
I get that during the week they want a later start so that people on the west coast have the opportunity to watch most, if not all, of the game after work. But why on earth were both the Saturday and Sunday games also started at 8:30 PM EST? This was really frustrating as A) it kept me up past my bedtime, B) I usually fell asleep during the course of the game, and then woke up frustrated wondering what the final score was, and C) how on earth are East Coast people supposed to watch the game with their young kids who like to watch and play baseball? I thought baseball is supposed to be be all-American - so it would seem that people may want to watch the World Series with their kids. How else will they learn how to chew large wads of tobacco/sunflower seeds/gum, and spit convincingly? I joke, but I really do think that at least one of the weekend games should have started at 3:30 or 4 so that it could be enjoyed as a family. Am I alone in this?
I did fall asleep during game four - sometime in the 7th inning. However, apparently my Boston blood pulled through as I woke myself up just in time to watch the last out of the top of the 9th, and then managed to stay awake as Papelbon pitched the last half inning, and to watch the post-game celebrations and presentations.