World Series Observations

Wednesday, November 4, 2009  |  by 

After having the pleasure of watching five relatively exciting World Series games, there are a few things that have stood out in my mind as noteworthy. The following is a list of some observations from this year's series thus far:


  1. Good call Ian. I wonder what Mo's endpoint actually is - I know he has bad outings, but I don't think I've ever seen a good outing turn into a bad outing with him. Still, I hope if I see him anymore this year it's for a choke session.

    I'm fine with no mascot personally (my young son was actually a bit scared of Youppi back at the Big Owe) but I was wondering, what would this hypothetical Yankee mascot look like?

  2. The safest explanation for Rivera is that he is just plain invincible. Those most saves he has ever blown in a single season was nine - and that was in his first full year as the Yankees closer. Since then, he has posted an 87 % conversion rate or higher ever since. That's why they call him The Sandman.

    I'm sure the Phillies keep wishing and praying that Mo will eventually implode, but I don't think it will happen. As soon as he gets the ball, it's lights out.

  3. Sorry, and about the mascot thing - I can see how some of those mascots can scare the hell out of children.

    The Yankees used to have a mascot up until a few years ago. His name was Dandy (check out a pic here), but I think the Yankees themselves are mascots enough.

  4. Dandy is one scary looking dude, that's for sure :)


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