Long wait ends in disaster for Rox

The Rockies waited a long time to get here.  They rested eight days since they swept the Snakes.  For the record, that’s the second longest rest before a World Series Game 1.  You would have to go all the way back to 1910 when the Philadelphia A’s waited ten days before their series with the Cubs… which they won by the way.

The Rockies, however, got off on the wrong foot(hill).  There’s not much to say other than Beckett was on and so was the Boston offense.  The Sox broke the record for the largest difference in score in a game one of World Series.  Eight doubles seemed like a lot but it’s not a postseason record. 

A word on Manny Ramirez.  I wonder what columnist Ken Rosenthal is thinking now.  Rosenthal who last week, wrote a column for Fox Sports entitled Manny’s antics aren’t a laughing matter, must be eating his words.  Or probably not.  Regardless, Boston simply loves Manny’s “antics”. 

With Game 1 in the books, I’m not writing off the Rockies quite yet.  They were facing Boston’s best hurler in enemy territory after being dormant for eight days.  They have an uphill row to hoe but it’s only one game. 

One more note:  I always like note when Matt Herges, a native of Champaign, Illinois, gets the job done.  Despite the shellacking that the Rockies took.  the Colorado reliever managed to pitch a perfect one and a third innings allowing only a walk. 

 

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