Congratulations, Astros

I’m not normally a baseball person, but wow, that Game 5. It’s why I hung on until the 8th inning of game 7, hoping to see more of that tense down to the wire contest. But the Dodgers, in the end, came up short.

There’s some criticism of pitcher Yu Darvish out there, but I think that’s absurd. The reason the Dodgers lost was simple: 10 batters stranded on base, only 1 home run.

Another statistic out there – which I haven’t bothered to verify – is that the Astros and Dodgers each scored a total of 34 runs over the entire 7-game series. I think the Dodgers have justifiable reason to be proud they got there, even if they fell short. Of course, how many runs you score isn’t as important as the distribution of those runs over the series. Much like the electoral college 🙂

I didnt really have a dog in this Series; the Cubs were eliminated by the Dodgers, so there’s some satisfaction on my part. I also spent 9 years in Houston, so can’t begrudge the Astros their first win (I do begrudge construction for Minute Maid park, which was a pain in the ass, traffic-wise). Still, my preference was for the boys in blue to win, because after all, I live here.

Next year, I might actually watch some baseball. Postseason, anyway. The great thing about this Series was that it showed me that this sport can actually be fun, if the right teams play.