The better news is the playoffs keep marching on, and yesterday was a doozy. In the interest of full disclosure, most of last night's games were watched over a game of Monopoly. I tried a strategy of building up the yellows and greens, and that failed miserably. I did lock down those properties, but couldn't get them built up enough and was first out of the game. Also, Rich Uncle Pennybags over there looks awfully upset for making it rain. Maybe he's giving all his money to the railroads at $200 a pop like I was last night.
Anyway, my Rangers pick is looking awfully good after Nelson Cruz blasted a walk-off grand slam last night. That said, Detroit had plenty of chances to take care of the game in 9 innings. You can't let big opportunities slip away in the league championship. Now down 2-0, Detroit really needs to win at least two (if not all three) games at home to make this a series. Even if Detroit wins two, that means coming back to Texas down 3-2. I'm sure that's not exactly the situation they would like to walk into.
In the National League, where they play real baseball, the Cardinals won a big one. 1-1 is a whole different ball game than 2-0. Pujols had a monster day, which is why he's the best offensive force I've seen in my lifetime. He even stole a run on this play. Pretty impressive stuff, especially for somebody who's not known to be especially fast. They'll take the day off to get back to St. Louis.
Rangers-Tigers pick it back up tonight at 8. I'm sure I'll be watching in a cold medicine induced stupor. Thoughtful posts will return at the point where I can have thoughts again.