Above is a favorite of mine of the genre “TSOP.” Let it be your musical and practical theme for last night. The Atlanta Braves have burned the mother up, all 100 stories, all 90 wins.
Philadelphia was the wealthiest, most educated, and largest city in the new United States. The first thing that drove New York upward was a yellow fever epidemic in the 1790’s. The people who could afford to move did. The ones who couldn’t move didn’t. So, they boo Santa Claus. (The second thing that drove New York’s development was the Erie Canal added to the steam engine, by the way).
I am still on Fox Sports (no longer part of News Corp) and Dish Network’s dispute. Charlie Ergen (founder and so far as I know, still largest shareholder of Dish Network) really tries to hold down subscriber fees. This one is getting old. But because of this, I can’t tell many of you much about this game which you don’t already know.
So, broad themes. 1. Spank them early and often. 1st inning 2 runs off Aaron Nola. 2nd inning, 2 runs off Aaron Nola. Good start for the offense. No extended hibernation mode. 2. Mike Foltynewicz perfect through 4 and 1 / 3 and then a solo homer and more near perfection. 7 K’s, NO BB’s, 3 hits, 1 run (earned), 7 innings. Maybe good Folty is here for the postseason. 3. It is fun beating up on the “stupid money people.” “Smart money” is beating “stupid money.” Who woulda thunk it?