Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The 2007 World Series Game #1 Wednesday Oct. 24 2007

Well, that magic day of days is here. Game one of the 2007 World Series of Baseball between the visiting Colorado Rockies and the Boston Red Sox begins at 8:35 PM EDT tonight, a little more than 14 hours from now. And the Red Sox had to take Tim Wakefield off the Series roster and add lefty Jon Lester. Wakes' shoulder just wasn't getting any better, and Lester looked good coming out of the bullpen for a three inning stint against the Indians. He'll be fine starting game #4. Here are the starting pitching matchups for the 2007 World Series of Baseball.....

Wed., Oct. 24 (8:35 p.m.)
Game 1 at Boston
Josh Beckett vs. Jeff Francis

Thurs., Oct. 25 (8:29 p.m.)
Game 2 at Boston
Curt Schilling vs. Ubaldo Jimenez

Saturday, Oct. 27 (8 p.m.)
Game 3 at Colorado
Daisuke Matsuzaka vs. Josh Fogg

Sunday, Oct. 28 (8 p.m.)
Game 4 at Colorado
Jon Lester vs. Aaron Cook

Monday, Oct. 29
Game 5* at Colorado (repeat game #1 starters)

Wednesday, Oct. 31
Game 6* at Boston (repeat game #2 starters)

tThursday, Nov. 1 (repeat game #3 starters, and everyone but Schill and Tom Yawkey will be available)
Game 7* at Boston

The first pitch will be thrown out by none other than Mr. Red Sox, Carl Yastrzemski. And, in a little trivia moment, the winner of game one in previous World Series has won it all 62% of the time. We have our best pitcher going tonight, so let's play ball!! I broke down the teams, position by position, including the bench, the bullpen and the manager, and I gave the edge to Boston everywhere but in center and rightfield. Then I checked the Hartford Courant's analysis, and to my surprise, it was identical. Talk about a smart Courant sportswriter! Just kidding. His pick was the Red Sox in 5 games. My pick is the Boston Red Sox in 6.

The intangibles are there, the drama and excitement sure to boil over in Fenway Park and throughout every inch of Red Sox Nation and Red Sox International as 8:35PM grows nearer and nearer. THE WORLD SERIES! Wow!! My Constant Readers, treasure these games and this team of ours. For after all, who knows when next we might be treated to something as special as this.

The weather will be cool, with temperatures dropping all day to reside in the mid 50s by gametime. There will be intermitent showers but nothing that would interupt the game itself. Please click on the title of this post for the Boston Globe's Gordon Edes look at our game #1 starter, Josh "Baseball" Beckett. It's an illuminating and insightful piece about a helluva pitcher. And every one of you, enjoy tonight, and all the good times to come. For they WILL be good times, those moments that will be indelibly stamped in our memories for decades to come. A part of every one of us forever. And remember, always believe. Always have faith. Go Red Sox. And thanks, as always, for being here.

These are the times we'll remember, though they will not last forever. But the memories will...for life! My best to every one of you, always!


At 10/24/2007 9:46 AM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

Back on August 31st, For Red Sox-Orioles @ Fenway Park, I was supposed to see Wakey's Start:

Around 6:30PM, it was announced that Julian Tarvarez would start in place of Wakey, due to Wakey's Balky Back;

Tarvarez wasn't quite up to it, as he was rushed into production & it showed;

Fenway Park, whether Regular or Post Season, is an Electric Place & the Best Place to party around after a Game there.

At 10/24/2007 12:25 PM, Blogger Suldog said...

There's a contest up at my place, so you might like to head on over. It concerns the World Series, so entry time is limited.

At 10/24/2007 12:35 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

I know, Mike!!! And Sul...I DID go to your blog, but I love our Sox so much, I remained silent, for the contest...just a little. GO JOSH "BASEBALL" BECKETT!!

At 10/24/2007 12:42 PM, Blogger Bosox Fan in Wichita said...

I Believe in Beckett! I Believe in Boston! Go Red Sox!

At 10/24/2007 1:19 PM, Blogger Liz said...

My son sent me this joke so I thought I would send it to people who would appreciate it.
Three baseball fans were out for a ride when one noticed a foot sticking

out of the bushes by the side of the road.

They stopped and discovered a nude female, passed
out drunk.

Out of respect and propriety, the Red Sox fan took
off his cap and placed

it over her right breast. The Mets fan took off his
cap and placed it over her left breast. Following their lead, but
with some grumbling, the
Yankees fan took off his cap and placed it over her
girly part.

The police were called and when the first officer
arrived, he conducted his investigation. First he lifted up the Red Sox
cap, replaced it and wrote down some notes. Next, he lifted the Mets cap
and replaced it, writing down some more notes.

The officer then lifted the Yankees cap, replaced
it, then lifted it again, replaced it, lifted it a third time and
replaced it one last time.

The Yankees fan was becoming annoyed and asked,
"What are you, a pervert or something? Why do you keep
lifting and looking, lifting and

"Well," said the officer, "I am just simply
surprised. Normally, when you look under a Yankees cap... you find an a##%^&$"

Go Red Sox' !!!!

At 10/24/2007 1:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 10/24/2007 4:13 PM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

The Fact That the Sawx don't hit lefties, is a MAJOR Concern

At 10/25/2007 7:39 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

BFW, FAITH REWARDED on this Thursday morning. Liz, funny! SB, not relevant! But I didn't delete your automated message...I'm in too great a mood. And lastly, Mike, it's NOT a concern in THIS postseason.
Everyone, I hope you had as much fun and joy and happiness last night as I did. Let's say we do it again #2 of the WORLD SERIES! GO SOX.

At 10/25/2007 7:41 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

But after thinking about it, SB, I just did!


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