Could this World Series be any better? Well, yes, the Indians could be in it, but other than that every element is there:
two surprise, tenacious teams,
the greatest home run hitter of all time doing what he does best (4 home runs and an over .700 onbase percentage for Bonds – outrageous! I don’t care what anyone says, I like Barry Bonds),
wildly dramatic reversals of fortune (could the Angels have been any more down by the 7th last night? behind 5-0, just two hits, nine outs from elimination – I still can’t believe they came back to win, must have said “I can’t believe they came back” ten times to my wife last night),
great TV coverage, I love all of Fox’s bells and whistles, the multiple reactions, the multi-angle replays, the show biz, although Joe Buck is merely serviceable and Tim McCarver is highly knowledgeable but perhaps the most annoying human this side of Islamic fundamentalism,
likeable teams: having split my time between SoCal and Cleveland, the Angels are my general third-favorite team behind the Indians and the Dodgers, but this particular team is wildly appealing from manager Scioscia on through, as is this incarnation of the Giants, led by the dignified but effusive Dusty Baker (another former Dodger).
I wouldn’t miss tonight’s final for anything.