Finally! The truth revealed! Growing up as a massive Texas Rangers fan, I always said to myself:
"Twist, you should tell nobody about the fact that you are a Texas Rangers fan or provide any iota of indication that you are, in any way, actually enjoying the Rangers. In fact, you should perhaps even root against them all year, every year...FOR YEARS!"
But now, for reasons not in any way related to events that occurred in reality, I am proud to admit the truth. No more self-loathing Texas Rangers fan here! It feels so good to speak truth to the power here. Like a great weight has left my shoulders. I can live free to root for the Rangers as I was always meant to. Starting, due to pure, random chance, this week.
Now, sure, the Giants might overcome the Texas Rangers and win a championship. Considering that Dan Quayle managed to procreate, crazier things have happened. Any team with all the big name free agent signings like the Giants have had is likely to buy a championship, just like the Yankees and Red Sox before them. Perhaps it'll be their superstar pick ups this year, such as Pat Burrell or Cody Ross. Or perhaps it'll be their mercenary additions of years past, such as Barry Zito and Aaron Rowand, that propel them to victory. With big name superstars like that, it's easy to see how fans could be confident about a victory.
If that's the case, congratulations to all the Giants fans here. I'm a classy guy. Anybody who has seen my one man play " The Fantabulous Contraption of Professor Horatio Hufnagel! knows that I can rock the double monocle with the best of them. But even if the Giants win, it's just more evidence of how flawed baseball is and how any free-spending big market team like the Yankees, Red Sox, and Giants can just buy a championship.
It should be a good series. You got Cliff Lee going in game 1. Who is going to go up against him for the Giants? I think we all know the answer to that. Which pitcher do you know has lulled all the opponents into a false sense of security?? Which pitcher will the Rangers players not be prepared to face at all??? Yes, that's right:
I call upon you, Bochy, to UNLEASH THE KRAKEN! in game 1 by starting Barry Zito. The Rangers will never expect it! It might also be helpful to throw Barry Zito in games 2, 3, and 4. I know that the series would be over by that point. I JUST KNOW IT!
And, if by some evil leprechaun's vile machinations there are games 5, 6, or 7, I think the cure there is more Barry Zito. Never enough Barry Zito! More and more and still yet more Barry Zito!
So, there you go. Those are just some of my thoughts on the World Series. What are yours?
STANFORD, Calif. - On the strength of 21 kills by junior outside hitter Tarah Murrey, the No. 5-ranked California volleyball team (18-1, 8-1 Pac-10) upset No. 2 Stanford (16-2, 7-2 Pac-10) at Maples Pavilion on Friday, Oct. 22, to claim sole possession of first place in the Pac-10. The Golden Bears walked away with a four-set victory (21-25, 25-16, 25-22, 25-16) to win the 71st Big Spike as senior setter Carli Lloyd crossed the 5,000-assist plateau and helped Cal to its second win on The Farm in three years.
Murrey registered her sixth double-double of the year with 21 kills (5e, 57att, .281) and 12 digs. Sophomore middle hitter Shannon Hawari contributed 11 kills (1e, 17att, .588) while fellow sophomore middle Kat Brown put in nine kills (3e, 18att, .333) and led the Bears with six blocks. Freshman outside hitter Adrienne Gehan posted 10 kills (3e, 28att, .250) and sophomore opposite Correy Johnson added eight (0e, 571) on 14 swings.