I feel bad for Ricky Renteria too.
But not so much that I wouldn't love Joe Maddon to get signed by the Cubs today.
I cannot stand the premature announcements leaving Ricky twisting in this cruel Halloween wind (have you been outside? Kids are gonna FREEZE tonight!).
So please let that happen like, this morning, okay Theo?
Just so you know, if I miss a couple days when something really really big is going on?
Like the World Series?
What that means is that it's crazy busy at work.
So... sorry, but there's nothin' I can do about it.
I was kind of bummed about the Royals losing (I had it on Emily's radio in my office), but not so much that I wasn't absolutely amazed by the performance of Madison Bumgarner.
Everybody is saying it may be the greatest performance ever.
I thought it was pure little league.
In 6th grade I played for a City League (that was the bad league) team sponsored by Schickedanz Realty.
I'm spelling it wrong for sure, but that's how it was pronounced.
Most people called us "Shitcan'tdance" or anything that started with "shit".
They put me at short, and while I could field a grounder, every one of my throws went 15 feet over the first baseman's head.
Yada yada anyway, we had one really good player on our team, Bill Wright.
"Iron Man Bill Wright".
He was our pitcher, and... you know this was a loooong time ago, before anybody thought about wrecking a kid's arm.
Bill pitched the vast majority of our games.
Back to back double headers, whatever - if we were going to have a chance at winning, that guy had to be on the mound.
So... "Hey Madison! Get out there and pitch the last 5 innings even though you pitched just a couple days ago."
That's pure little league.
But god, what a performance.