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:: Sunday, October 09, 2005 ::

:: Playoffs! ::
I love the month of October. It's fall, the weather starts cooling (or in Miami's case, gets less hot), and for sports fans, we're treated to the start of Football season and Baseball playoffs. The beautiful thing about the playoffs is that anything can happen, and sometimes those "anythings" become one of the greatest games in the history of the sport. (And it takes the sting out my 49ers getting pummelled by the Colts.)

I'm rooting for the Houston to win the whole thing and they're making me look smart thanks to yesterday's classic. It's not as if the series pitting the Houston Astros against the Atlanta Braves wasn't lacking in drama. The Astros started off shaky, being down 6-1 at one point. I figured it'd be just another blowout so I pack my gear and and head out to the soccer field. That was around 5:00.

I get home around 7:30, turn on ESPN, and see the start of a postgame press conference with Astros coach Phil Garner and his killer 70s porno-stache smiling, spouting superlatives about the team and what "The Rocket" did in that game and I'm instantly confused. What happened?

Apparently, while I was out playing soccer, the Astros decided to make a game of it by coming back in the 8th innning and tying it up in the 9th. From there it was another nine innings of spectacular pitching until Astros' scrub Chris Burke said, "dude, I wanna go home. I don't wanna miss 'Desperate Housewives'" and yanked a walk-off homer into the left field stands. (There is a possiblity that he said something else entirely.) For all the talk of the spectacular regular season performances by Atlanta's "Baby" Braves, it's an Astros rookie that sends them home.

And no one could have predicted that. I love October.

*Photo courtesy of ESPN/AP Photo/David J. Phillip

:: Miscellaneous Ramblings by Dan-E at 11:18 PM [+] :: | 0 comments

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