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Bill Chuck: Top 10 Reasons You Know the World Series is Starting Too Late

Friday, October 16, 2009 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 12:27 PM, under , ,

By Baseball Newstalgist, Bill Chuck
October 14, 2009

With the weather in New York and Philly in the 30’s accompanied by a cold rain, we are huddled around are space heaters reminiscing about the World Baseball Classic.

This weekend is going to be a mess on the east coast and we are only in the first weekend of the LCS. Scheduling of pre- or postponed games looks like it could be a mess between two networks, NFL coverage and bi-coastal commuting. The thought of playing games in horrible weather may result in play that will be certainly painful for those in the stands to watch but even ugly for those of us to watch on television.

I mean it is cold and miserable out there…
(How bad is it?)

• The weather is getting so bad that even George Lopez is considering canceling his party.
• The weather is so cold that Joe Torre is actually drinking Bigelow Green Tea.
• The weather in New York is cold that you feel like you are with Frank and Jamie McCourt.

Before we get to the Top 10 list, instead of “Take Me Out To The Ballgame,” please join me as we sing:

Oh the weather outside is frightful, 

The hot stove is so delightful,

Hope the umps make the right call,

Let’s play ball! Let’s play ball! Let’s play ball!

-Apologies to Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne

Top 10 Reasons You Know the World Series is Starting Too Late

10. Postgame spread includes turkey, stuffing, candied yams, and pumpkin pie
9. Manny’s dreadlocks are turning to icicles
8. World Series MVP is not going to Disneyland; he’s headed for Santa’s Village!
7. Grounds crews equipped with snow blowers
6. Kate Smith’s “God Bless America” replaced with Darlene Love’s "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"
5. Spots rolled out introducing “Budweiser Hot Chocolate”
4. Players spit turning into hail
3. Vendors are yelling, “Get your roasted chestnuts! Roasted chestnuts here!”
2. World Series Game 7 interfering with pitchers and catcher reporting

And the Number One reason you know the World Series is starting too late…

1. Leaf peepers are checking out Tim McCarver’s hair

Stay warm and dry everybody!

Bill Chuck is the creator of ( and, with Jim Kaplan, is the author of, “Walk-Offs, Last Licks, and Final Outs – Baseball’s Grand (and not so Grand) Finales,” with a foreword by Jon Miller, published by ACTA Sports.

Bill Chuck is a regular contributor to NESN and and is available at or by calling 617-566-2784.

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