The Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians are playing in the World Series. I’m watching the 7th game. It’s tied 6-6 and they are just getting ready to start the 10th inning. It’s raining and the grounds crew has brought out the tarp to cover the diamond. I guess they are expecting worse weather.
They are playing in Cleveland at Progressive Field. I’m surprised they can plan in rain at all when the ball and bat need traction. Joe Buck has been announcing with John Smoltz. I wonder how long a rain delay lasts before they resume or cancel. It looks like they are packing up the tarp already. Not a very long rain delay.
The newscasters seem to be implying the Cubs don’t have as many strong pitchers. Sounds like Cubs have two and the Indians have three or four. By having this rain delay, the players have a chance to get refreshments. But it also breaks up their momentum/ rhythm. It looks like most of these players chew — either tobacco or gum. And they all spit! Some through their mouth only, some through mouth and nose!!!
Top of the 10th, Cubs have a hit with man on base (1st). Rizzo (Anthony?) up to bat. Man on 2nd. They walked him on purpose! I guess they knew he might get a hit! Whoo-hoo!!! ___ (?) got a hit and men on bases ran, got 1 guy in. So Cubs 7 and Indians 6! Another hit! Another man in! And 3 on base! Cubs 8 to Indians 6! Yes! The Indians have put Bauer (Trevor?) in to pitch. 2 out of 3 on base. Javier (Baez?) up to bat. Baezl (???) struck out. 😦
Who will the Cubs put on the mound? Edwards. Boy he looks young, and small! He struck out Napoli! And they got Ramirez (?) out at 1st! Rajai (Davis) is up! The guys who hit a home run in the 8th. Ah crud, he got another hit so the guy on 2nd came in.
Cubs are putting in Mike Montgomery to pitch. Gee I can’t imagine the pressure! It’s Cubs 8, Indians 7 with 2 out, but a man on base (2nd? or 3rd?) TOO CLOSE!
Michael Martinez up to bat.
Ernie Banks. Mr. Banks was mentioned…
The Cubs won! The Cubs WON! Whoo-hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The above is from my hand-written notes while watching this epic game November 2, 2016. I’m not a sports’ fan, and I don’t know much about baseball. As you can see, I don’t know the names of the players, and when I started watching the game I didn’t realize what a historic event it would be. However, I am fond of the Cubs because I am fond of several people who are life-long avid fans of the Cubs, win or lose, mostly lose. But this time they won! They won! It was SO exciting.
Here’s a better play-by-play for the true sportsfan.