American sport is rightly known for its ability to present and hype a game.
There’s a challenger here from France though. The ‘Racing 92’ rugby team in Paris have a newly built indoor stadium that quite a few have compared to being in a nightclub at Ibiza. Check out the video, even announcing the assistant coaches seems exciting.
I know @Jim will approve, he admires good presentation.
Rockies bullpen tries to blow a 7-2 lead and of course succeeds, making the score 8-7 San Francisco. Luckily the offense is not having any more of this noise and came back to scrape a win 9-8, putting them (for the moment) on top of the NL West. As I noted, i don’t think they have a chance at the Wild Card, the other teams would beat them. Only chance is to win the Division. They heard me.
Now off to see what the Dodgers and Mets have to say about it.
Mets beat the Dodgers and Arizona lost. I do believe that puts the Rockies in first place.
(Kenley Jensen has not been the same since his health scare. Gave up two singles and a homer.)
For those who only follow baseball at the playoffs - we’re almost there! Here’s a recap of some of the top teams and top races.
As said, my Rockies and Dodgers are in a three-way dogfight / furball in the NL West, along with evil, nasty Diamondbacks.
Here’s my take. AL this year is very entertaining, a bunch of teams (Red Sox, Yankees, Tampa Bay, Indians, and above all Astros) playing excellent ball. OTOH, also some of the suckiest teams in history, led by the anchor weight of the hapless Baltimore Orioles who have already lost 102 games with more to go. AL or NL, the cellar-dwellers this year are horrid bad. San Diego and Cincinnati richly deserve their spots, and Kansas City worked very hard to get where they are. Other teams like the Mets, Brewers, Angels - and, to be honest, Colorado - have looked better than they are compared to some really hideous teams.
All that said, the hideous Snakes are visiting beautiful downtown Denver tonight, and the game is free (link in article). 8:40pm Eastern, 6:40pm MOUNTAIN.
Too well i remember what Oak Land did to my Dodgers in 1986. And 1987. And so on until my Rockies were birthed. And they are in the same city as the loathsome Raiders. They had an Eckersley. And i have a long, long memory.