This is the first season that Iâ€™ve actually kind of gotten into baseballâ€”even that now-infamous/still-famous-depending-on-who-you-talk-to World Series we won, I just let it all happen in the background and enjoyed the victory. But I have to say, thereâ€™s something fun about watching the game (on TV), trying to work out whether the umpire is going to call a missed pitch a ball or a strike, and trying to remember that if an outfielder(?) catches the ball, thatâ€™s still an out (which kind of seems unfair for the batter, I mean they could do everything right and just because some chucklehead was in the right place with their glove out, all that effort is for nothing? But then, the gameâ€™s been played this way for decades and I just started paying attention in the last week or two, so maybe I should shut up).
The Series so far has certainly beenâ€¦ something. Disappointing? So far, yeah. I want to see at least one Astros win on the boardâ€”though, of course, Iâ€™d LIKE the trophy. But if we can get at least one win, then no matter what else happens, we have our dignity. And hey, if thereâ€™s one thing this yearâ€™s ALCS taught me, itâ€™s that you canâ€™t take your eye off the Astros (well, these Astros) for a second, because theyâ€™re always ready to turn the game around on you, they just need the chance. That trophy is definitely still up for grabs.