GameChat – Phillies @ Giants NLCS #5, FOX, 6:30

Interesting how both leagues Championship Series went to 3-1?  Last night’s game was very interesting but.. very long.  In fact, BOTH games yesterday were torturously long for 9 inning games.  NOW, I know why MLB has been trying to institute measures to “speed up games”.  Too bad they aren’t enforcing them on a) teams that are actually causing the problems and b) TV networks that drag out games with additional commercial breaks.  That definitely is going to drive away viewers, not draw them which I am pretty sure is the general point of television broadcasts.

I hope tonight doesn’t keep me up later than the laundry I have to do…  Of course, given the piles of laundry, let’s hope I am done with that before the World Series starts.

Philadelphia @ San Francisco
Victorino, CF   Torres, CF
Polanco, 3B   Sanchez, F, 2B
Utley, 2B   Huff, A, 1B
Howard, 1B   Posey, B, C
Werth, RF   Burrell, LF
Rollins, SS   Ross, C, RF
Ibanez, LF   Sandoval, P, 3B
Ruiz, C   Uribe, SS
Halladay, P   Lincecum, P


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 6 1
San Francisco 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 2


And the NLCS goes to game 6 as well… seems like they don’t want to let the other league out-do them.

Vote for the AMI 2010 Mustached American of the Year!

Step 1 was a SUCCESS!! The American Mustache Institute has assembled all the nominations that were submitted for the Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year and have 19 finalists now ready for your vote!  Among those finalists is none other than our very own Carl Pavano!!

Many thought Carl Pavano’s baseball career was done. And then he grew a mustache. Since then, he resurrected his career with a 17-11 record in 2010, 3.75 ERA, and a Central Division Championship. His Pavstache single handedly brought the popularity of lip garments back to Minnesota and powered the team into the 2010 playoffs.

So here is your Ballot and let’s support the big man and his facial hair – because who knows how long the wife will let him keep it!

Here’s the voting info supplied by AMI:

The “Goulet” is NOT A BEST MUSTACHE CONTEST. Based on popular voting, the award recognizes the person who best-represents or contributes to the Mustached American community over the past year and will be announced in St. Louis on Dec. 4, at ‘Stache Bash 2010.

I’m not entirely sure how long they will be accepting ballots so vote early, often and share with your friends!  Time to support our favorite mustachioed MN Twin!