With these teams, why can’t World Series be played earlier?

Last night I gave up and went to bed in the 8th inning with the Phillies (hereinafter referred to as "the Real Team") having only a one-run lead over Tampa (the Team that Did Not Exist When I Was A Kid, So How Can It be a Real Team?).

The Real Team held on, but I didn’t know that until this morning.

So my question is this: Since both of these teams are from East Coast states (despite Tampa being on the Gulf, which keeps me from saying "East Coast cities"), and well within the Eastern time zone, why on Earth can’t these games start earlier, so as to end at a civilized hour? I mean, really: Does California care that much?

While I’m on the subject (sort of), does pitcher Cole Hamels remind anyone but me of a young John Cleese? He looks like he should be in a Monty Python skit about a baseball player. I kept expecting him to do a Silly Walk off the mound…

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4 thoughts on “With these teams, why can’t World Series be played earlier?

  1. Norm Ivey

    The REAL team? As opposed to the UNREAL team? You’ve been listening to too much political chatter, I fear.

  2. just saying

    I’ve always thought a neat (as opposed to good) proposal for a presidential candidate to run under would be to compress the 48 states down a time-zone to just 3 — that way we could schedule the sports better on TV.

  3. Brad Warthen

    Yes, REAL team. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to find out William Ayers is a relief pitcher for these “Devil Rays.” Most likely a left-hander.
    Come to think of it — Sarah Palin’s from ALASKA. Is that a real state? Do they even play baseball? Her husband’s sport is snowmobiling, right? Aside from the fact that it burns fuel unnecessarily, is that really any more American than that leftie John Kerry with his windsurfing?

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