Quiz: What was my favorite part of the day?
If you said "Winning," you're wrong.
Winning was only my second favorite part of the day.
If you guessed "Watching Zack Greinke nail Nick Swisher with a fastball to the buttocks," you're the big winner! (The KC/CWS game had all the action today. My third favorite thing about today was watching that 5th inning brawl.)
I actually almost (almost), felt bad for Nick when I saw his reaction....all stunned and hurt and confused.
I think Greinke just wanted to do be done pitching before his manager was ready to take him out (I guess the heat index on the field was like 120F), so he took care of business his own way. And if you wanna nail someone in the posterior, why wouldn't you pick Nick Swisher? You get to hit Nick Swisher, AND then go sit in the air conditioning? There's not much of a downside there.
Of course, the low point of the day was turning on the Twins game and seeing those hideous sleeveless uniforms. This is a fashion disaster that just will not die. Like mullets.
It's not that I'm opposed to sleeveless uniforms altogether. I just think ours were NOT done well. The arm holes are way too big and the jerseys wind up being too baggy on everyone, making them all look like they weigh 30 lbs more than they do. And to be filed under "My god, why didn't they just listen?!" an ESPN writer actually prophesied about how hideous our sleeveless uniforms would look, way back in pre-season '06 when they were first introduced. He's totally right about pinstripes, too. They do not work without sleeves. I suppose it was designed so they matched the pants...but still. I think the sin of having a decent-looking solid white vest with pinstripe pants is much less egregious than having ugly vests that fit like they were made by a local middle school's Introductory Home Ec class.
I know I say that I hate these uniforms too often. I'm sorry. It's just that it keeps being so true. Plus, I'd had a musical slide-show tribute to their passing almost finished....it was to the tune of "Candle in the Wind," and it was super classy. But no. They're still very much alive. I'm just disappointed. Thank you, Francisco. I will remember this.
Poor wardrobe decisions aside, I sincerely hope everyone is enjoying basking in our Number One-ness. It's pretty awesome, right?