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Game 3 of the Rockies-Phillies Series ought to be fun

Oct 9, 2009, 9:59 AM EDT

Back when John Elway still roamed the Earth and the Broncos still got a lot of prime time games, the best night each year was that inevitable mid-to-late October Monday Night game in Denver. You know the one: where the snow fell down, the crowd went nuts and you sat on your couch and enjoyed the living hell out of football at altitude.

I wonder if we’ll get the same charge out of baseball under those conditions. Snow. Wind. High of 34 tomorrow.  The showers are supposed to tail off towards the evening, but my old man was a meteorologist and he’d be the first to admit that determining the exact time snow showers will stop and start is more art than science.  We could have squall on our hands, kids!

Pedro Martinez is poised to start for the Phillies tomorrow night.  After last year’s World Series his teammates are probably prepared for less-than-ideal conditions, but it’s not exactly Pedro’s element. J.A. Happ pitched college ball at Northwestern and based on the Big Ten baseball I’ve watched, there’s no doubt he has pitched in snow before. Too bad Charlie Manuel mismanaged the living hell out of his pitching staff yesterday, because now neither he nor Blanton are likely available.

Thumpity thump-thump, thumpity thump-thump, look at Pedro go . . .

  1. chris - Oct 9, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    Stop blogging. It is bad, really bad.

  2. Patrick - Oct 9, 2009 at 4:36 PM

    Oh Chris. I’m so sorry for you. You really should stop reading it.
    Thanks, Craig.

  3. Rob - Oct 9, 2009 at 4:57 PM

    Keep blogging. It’s actually pretty good.

  4. bon - Oct 9, 2009 at 5:44 PM


  5. Ahmet Hamdi - Oct 10, 2009 at 10:09 AM

    Blog on … plus a story of ‘Pedro the Snowman’ might help my little sister get into baseball … second though, she’d probably be asleep by the time the game reaches the third inning

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