The bars will be packed. The malls and grocery stores will be empty. Folks will converge on Downtown Houston. Even the non-fans will have their eyes fixed on the tube. Kind of like a hurricane approaching, the streets will be deserted. Commentary will be at home. Wonder if the Round Table regulars will be, well, regulars?
Next year, the Cards will be moving into a new crib, so tonight could be their last game at Busch Stadium. Sport 610's Rich Lord said on the radio yesterday, why not have the Astros celebrate a World Series trip in their storied yard after the last game at Busch Stadium - that would be cool - but let's not get ahead of ourselves. Still, they have to beat Roy O. this evening.
Last week, at a gathering of political players where Commentary was a panelist, I predicted the Astros in six. Looks like tonight is the night. Roy O. likes to work fast, so maybe I'm figuring we might know something around 10:10 pm. It sure would erase - "where were you when Pujols .....?" This is our 44th year of existence - it's about time!!
October 19, 2005, 9:00AM