INTRODUCTORY SIDENOTES: (1) Sorry this is late. I was busy yesterday so the WSELE was OTBE (overtaken by events, as they say). (2) I am no longer aware of what the difference is between the World Series regular posts and World Series EXPRESS LANE EDITIONS are so I guess they're all WSELEs now. I think I thought the regular posts were longer? And then they all turned out to be the same length? Either way, this is a boring little peek behind the scenes that nobody asked for or wanted.
We began Sunday night with the series tied 2-2. Both teams would have liked to win this game. However, only one team had Madison Bumgarner. He does not blink, ever.
Seriously, the camera would hold on him in the dugout like this and there would be no movement or blinking for the entire time. BLINKING IS A SIGN OF WEAKNESS. Blinking is for losers. Madison Bumgarner is not a loser. He is the Lizard Pitcher and we have him and you do not. Royals lose 5-0, and it never seemed that close.
Also, you would think I would get sick of being Wrong on the Internet but my thirst for wrongness is exceeded only by my thirst for Anchor California Lager and VICTORY or something like that. Anyway, the surest way for a player to have a great game is for me to slag him off. First I denigrated Gregor Blanco, and he hit a leadoff home run. Then I questioned the baseballness of Juan Perez, and Sunday night he hit a double that scored two runs.
So this is for you, Jake Peavy, starting pitcher tonight: You are terrible at baseball. What are you even doing. You should be running parts for a garage in Tempe, not playing organized baseball of any kind. You scare me worse than a New York City cop with Ebola.
There, that should do it.