Monday October 24, 2005

Hey sports fans; this is a special update regarding the World Series and the NFL.  Let’s see what it took to get to the World Series in both franchises.

The Houston Astros have been waiting for this moment since the day they became a team in 1962.  This is their first ever world series; it’s the first for guys like Roy Oswalt, Lance Berkman, and the two most loyal men in their history: Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell.  For guys like Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte, they’ve been here before.  Interesting how a year after the acquisitions of Pettitte & Clemens helped them to go to the fall classic.  Also interesting how Houston gave up 45 games into the season earlier (ha).

The Chicago White Sox have not been to the series since 1959; they have not won since 1917.  A combination of small ball, grizzled veterans, youth, and a hard-as-nails manager in Ozzie Guillen, the White Sox have been the buzz since their season started.  The only player that knows what this feels like is Orlando Hernandez; he’s the only one with a ring (guess who).  It’s funny how the “2nd team of Chicago” just became the #1 team right now.  I wonder how the Cubs feel…

Both teams rode into a lot of momentum, but right now the Sox lead 2-0 as they beat Roger Clemens in Game 1, and beat Brad Lidge in the bottom of the 9th with a walk-off HR form Scott Podsednik.  Can the Astros come back or will Chicago get championship glory since the NBA in 1998?

Here is my game of the week and the show-stealer of the week:

Broncos at Giants: here’s the story: Giants down by 6, time running out, the Giants offense makes a very impressive drive.  Eli threw to everyone, from Tiki Barber and Plaxico Burress to Jeremy Shockey.  But it was Manning’s TD pass to Amani Toomer that sealed the deal in the Meadowlands.  The final score was 24-23 Giants; if you did not see this game, then you missed a good one in recent memory.

I will be back whenever I can; keep the replies coming because your opinions are keeping me to write my voice to you.  See you next time you KNUCKLEHEADS!!!

Yours Truly,

Sebastian Maldonado

Copyright © 2007 by Sebastian Maldonado

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