Wednesday, September 28, 2011


It does not get any better than it was on the last night of baseball's regular season. In fact, it might be the greatest night of regular season baseball ever. Where do you start??

The Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox needed wins on the final night to get to a one-game playoff. The Rays found themselves down 7-0, but they scored six times in the 8th, one more in the 9th and just mere moments after Boston blew a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the 9th to Baltimore, Evan Longoria homered to send the  Rays into the playoffs with an unbelievable 8-7 win.

Meanwhile, the Atlanta Braves went into the top of the 9th needing three outs to advance to a one game playoff against St. Louis, but they couldn't hold the lead and lost to Philadelphia.

It ended a night of pure drama and one that was great for the game as it had the sports spotlight all to itself. It was fantastic theatre to watch and once again verified that this is real reality TV and not that crap like "Amazing Race", "Survivor" and whatever else trashes up our TV screens.
This means the playoffs will see the Tigers taking on the Yankees and the Rays playing Texas in the American League Divisional Series. The Diamondbacks will play Milwaukee with the Phillies and Cardinals meeting in the other matchup.

World Series prediction--Phillies over Tigers
 (photo courtesy CTV Regina)

I was deeply saddened to hear of the fire that destroyed the clubhouse at Aspen Links (formerly Emerald Park) golf club. I have golfed many a round at Emerald Park and have had many a cold beer with friends along with attending other events at the clubhouse. The pictures show it didn't take long for the structure to go up. I can only hope that another building to replace this one is built and that the community can get back on its feet quickly. 
Don't look now, but the Regina Pats are 3-0. They walked into Medicine Hat and beat the Tigers 5-3 as Jordan Weal had a pair. Regina had a 3-0 lead, but the Tigers tied it before Morgan Klimchuk scored the game-winner with just under seven minutes to play.
Let me get this straight---London police can find the guy who threw the banana at Wayne Simmonds a week after it happened, but Vancouver police still can't find those responsible for the Game 7 riot. HMMMMMMM!!!!
"Moneyball" is a fantastic movie. Go see it if you can. 

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