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Sunday Bird Droppings: Where the World Series is set

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Birdland is quiet the day after the conclusion of the ALCS

Baltimore Orioles v Houston Astros Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Happy Sunday, Camden Chatters. Did you stay up last night watching the final game of the ALCS? I was pretty proud of myself for powering through until the ninth inning, but it all looked like it was for nothing when D.J. LeMahieu hit the game tying home run for the Yankees in the top of the inning. With the hour approaching midnight, I resigned myself to going to bed rather than watch extra innings.

The Astros weren’t interested in extra innings, though, as Jose Altuve hit a walk off home to end the series. The Astros will face the Nationals in the World Series starting on Tuesday night. Every single game of the World Series is scheduled to start at 8 p.m., and given that it’s a postseason game they are pretty much guaranteed to last at least four hours.

I would really like to watch the World Series, but how am I expected to stay up for that? And do you ever wonder if the people complaining loudest about how baseball is a long, slow game are the ones who mostly tune into the postseason?

The only news about the Orioles this weekend is the possible cancellation of FanFest, which has been running for as long as I can remember. I haven’t been in several years but still think it would be a shame to cancel it without something similar taking its place. We’ll just have to wait and see.

Links

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Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! Today is the 29th birthday of Ty Blach, who appeared in five game for the 2019 Orioles. Blach was taken off of the 40-man roster late in the season but for all I know is still in the organization. It’s also the 76th birthday of utility man Bobby Floyd, who split his seven-season career with the Orioles and Royals. He appeared in 47 games for the Orioles from 1968-70.