It’s been a baseball Saturday at the Fox house. The Phillies are on right now. Earlier we watched the Mets play the Braves.
I didn’t grow up a serious baseball fan, but I didn’t live with Helaine! She is, to say the least, a captial “F” Fan. Actually, it’s more accurate to call her a Phan!
Wouldn’t your dad like this?” I asked her earlier. His TV viewing spot was in the basement on a small set. We’re watching in HD on the largest screen I’ve ever owned.
My in-laws reception was reasonably OK in those pre-cable days. It was certainly better than at my Uncle Murray’s apartment in Queens where the TV was unwatchable every time a plane took off or landed at LaGuardia. Honest. You can’t make that stuff up.
It’s not that we get replays today, it’s that we expect them on every pitch of consequence. My father-in-law had to wait for the paper the next day if he missed something.
Helaine spent the afternoon rooting for the Mets. No, that’s not a typo. Yes, it is like the president of BP hoping for a quick changeover to solar.
We’re now watching the top of the 9th with a Phils and Reds deadlocked 0-0. At the moment Travis Wood is throwing a perfect game! Roy Halladay is pitching a five hit shoutout.
We can only hope Wood becomes the Harvey Haddix of the 21st Century.
Update: Phils win walk-off style in 11. Very exciting. Sorry for both starting pitchers who were exceptional in no-decision starts.