Sunday, October 26, 2008

Great day for a Game 4

It’s a beautiful day here in Philadelphia. And busy, too.

The Eagles are playing the Falcons this afternoon across the street. The Who are in concert tonight.

There’s a lot going on here at the sports complex in South Philly.

And let’s not forget Game 4 of the World Series between the Rays and Phillies, which is scheduled for 8:29 p.m. today, and should start on time.

Question: Which is more surprising: It’s Oct. 26 and the Rays are still playing? Or, it’s 2008 and The Who are still touring?

Tough choice.

Back to baseball …

The Rays need a win to even the series or face the prospect of beating Cole Hamels in Game 5 to avoid elimination.

They lost a tough one early Sunday morning – 1:47 a.m. to be exact – when Eric Bruntlett scored from third on a dribbler by Carlos Ruiz that rolled about 40 feet up the third base line.

Rays third baseman Evan Longoria really had no play. The ball was hit that slow.

The Rays have been good at bouncing back from tough loss all season.

That trend will be put to the test tonight.

1 comment:

Brian said...

Thanks for covering this. I'm a young Bradentonian who graduated from MHS in '01 and have been in different parts of the country since. The Bradenton Herald's sports page stacks up with any other paper's in terms of quality and readability.

I'm hopeful the Rays will start showing a little more power hitting tonight, if they want to take this Series back to Tampa. Tampa Bay's "small ball" play has been excellent; but the Phillies may be comfortable enough in their home park to overcome that alone.

Enjoy Game 4!