We have ourselves a hullabaloo. Should Noah Syndergaard have thrown the first pitch where he did last night? Will Kansas City engage in any chicanery as "revenge" for this perceived slight? If any payback is sought, will it result in further escalation of tensions? Of course, this is the World Series, so emotions will be running high as the stakes can't get any higher. But at the same time you'd maybe think that with the entire baseball world watching, that's also the time to behave.
That's what a sane and well-adjusted person would think, anyway. Then you realize that there are other kinds of people in the world, as demonstrated here:
sometimes Mike there are television cameras pointed at the World Series pic.twitter.com/8mwe56Yl2I— Jeff Sullivan (@based_ball) October 31, 2015
The Royals have been here before and still can't manage to act like they've been here before.
There will not be a sweep. That means we'll have baseball until at least tomorrow night. Should the Mets manage to equalize the series in tonight's game, we'll have baseball until at least Tuesday. And in case you need any extra incentive to root for the Mets in this particular game and for the balance of the series, here's the Royals pitching coach discussing, well, I'm not really sure what he thinks he's discussing, but his choice of language reveals a lot about him.
Dave Eiland on if umps will let #Royals pitch inside: "If they choose to put skirts on everyone they'll choose to put skirts on everyone."— Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) October 31, 2015
As my grandfather would have said, "Another world heard from." He only ever said that in response to the babbling of little babies.
|KANSAS CITY ROYALS||NEW YORK METS|
|Alcides Escobar - SS||Curtis Granderson - RF|
|Ben Zobrist - 2B||David Wright - 3B|
|Lorenzo Cain - CF||Daniel Murphy - 2B|
|Eric Hosmer - 1B||Yoenis Cespedes - CF|
|Mike Moustakas - 3B||Lucas Duda - 1B|
|Salvador Perez - C||Travis d'Arnaud - C|
|Alex Gordon - LF||Michael Conforto - LF|
|Alex Rios - RF||Wilmer Flores - SS|
|Chris Young - RHP||Steven Matz - LHP|