October 23, 2002
Okay, so I was wrong
I made some predictions in this space yesterday, after game 3 of the Angels/Giants series, that didn't quite go as I planned.
But, I am not one to shy away from criticism (well, I am, but I said it yesterday, so it is tough to hide it), so here is exactly what I said:
"I think this series is over and the Anaheim Angels are the going to be the World Champions.
They face Kirk Rueter tomorrow and I don't think he will make it out of the 3rd inning.
So, that'll make it 3-1 and I just don't see the Giants winning 3 in a row."
All right, so I'm not all knowing and omnipotent.
Rueter pitched pretty damn well, although he did give up quite a few hits (as he usually does).
His final line?
2 Strike Outs
The 9 hits were about what I had in mind, but I was thinking more along the lines of 3 IP and 6 or 7 runs.
But, as always, what the hell do I know?!
Game 4 was an excellent game.
The Angels are now completely afraid of pitching to Barry Bonds in any kind of dangerous situation.
They once again intentionally walked him IN THE FIRST INNING!
On the night, he went 0-1 with 3 walks.
Francisco Rodriguez took the first loss of his Major League career, dropping him to 5-1 in the post-season.
He gave up 1 run, although it was unearned as a result of a Bengie Molina passed ball.
Francisco (I refuse to call him K-Rod or F-Rod or whatever) did manage to get Barry Bonds out, which is pretty special at this point.
So, now this series is really a best of 3 and the Angels have homefield advantage.
Game 5: Jason Schmidt (13-8, 3.45 ERA, .524 SNPct) vs. Jarrod Washburn (18-6, 3.15 ERA, .658 SNPct)
Game 6: Russ Ortiz (14-10, 3.61 ERA, .550 SNPct) vs. Kevin Appier (14-12, 3.92 ERA, .558 SNPct)
Game 7: Hernandez/Rueter vs. Ramon Ortiz (15-9, 3.77 ERA, .584 SNPct)
I say Hernandez/Rueter because I heard Dusty Baker's post game interview and he didn't sound real sure about Livan starting game 7, and I can't say that I blame him.
I would make a new prediction, but, well, you know how my last one went.
I guess I will just stick to the original prediction that I made in my World Series Preview and Prediction article, which is Giants in 7 games.
A few notes unrelated to baseball...
A lot of people sent me emails regarding yesterday's entry and two topics in particular.
1) Jennifer Aniston's butt and the picture link that I provided.
Apparently a lot of people clicked on the link I provided, hoping to see the picture I was talking about and they ended up somewhere other than the picture.
I am not sure what happened, I guess something went wrong with the link.
I think I have fixed the problem.
So, here is a new link to the picture that I was talking about in yesterday's entry (don't worry, it is not pornographic!): Click here for the picture.
2) The bulletin that my "Community Advisor" posted in the dorm bathroom.
A lot of people were wondering whether or not I took some comedic license and changed some things around to make the bulletin sound funnier.
I assure you I did not, it is 100% word-by-word, letter-by-letter, what he wrote on the actual bulletin.
And to answer a question that at least one loyal reader had, I am not included in the group of people leaving their feces in unflushed toilets and leaving trash and food in various non-trash and non-food places!
Other than that, not much else to report.
Oh, one final thing.
Gambling is bad kids, particularly gambling against Kirk Rueter.
And particularly gambling against Kirk Rueter and losing!