Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Dumbledore Says Boston in Six

Is it just me or has nothing interesting been going on all week?

Dumbledore is gay? Zounds, people, it was sooo obvious! Why is this even news? How can a fictional character be anything if it's not even hinted at in the novels? And frequent use of the word "wand" doesn't count. If you want my take, and I know you do because you're here, this is some crafty prestidigitation by author J.K. Rowling. It's like George Lucas saying Luke Skywalker was colorblind. If a character is anything, and that anything is relevant at all, shouldn't it be brought out on the fictional pages he lives on? Otherwise, what's going on here?

Speaking of which, let's talk about the Red Sox vs the Rockies in the World Series. Why did the Indians have to blow their season to Boston? The last thing we need is another reason for New England to celebrate (it's a foregone conclusion that the Patriots are going 19 - 0). So, let's go Rockies, huh? Do what the Cardinals did last year and pull a rabbit out of your hat and sign David Eckstein while you're at it. Game one is tonight. Boston, the favorite, has home field advantage thanks to Tony LaRussa's managing gaff in this year's All Star Game.

From the BBC's World Series preview / 2007 season review.

The 2007 All-Star game saw the American League's seeming dominance extend to a 10th consecutive victory as they won 5-4. However, with the NL trailing by one run and the bases loaded, St Louis manager Tony La Russa's decision not to pinch-hit with Cardinals star batter Albert Pujols (his last remaining bench player) seems as mystifying now as it was then.

And, in the words of the great Dumbledore: Boston will have this shit sewn up in six games.

Bah! I banish thee back into the closet whence you came!

In happier news, now that Mark Cuban is finished on "Dancing with the Stars" he can get down to buying the Chicago Cubs. Next year is here five months away.

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