Thoughts after game 1 of the World Series
People like to talk about how basketball and football are the ultimate team sport. They say this because all the players are in motion at the same time, and they can help each other to overcome another team's advantage. That is one way to judge a team sport, baseball is not that. Baseball is the game where every person has to do their job, or it costs everyone. As baseball men love to say, "the ball will find you" if you are the weak link.
It's because of this that the teams that do the little things and have fewer weaknesses tend to have success in the playoffs. It is important to note that having a strength is not the same as not having a weakness. For example, the Tigers have a very powerful lineup, but they have several holes on their defense. The Giants have a less powerful lineup, but they don't have any glaring holes on defense. They also don't have any glaring holes in their lineup, with the possible exception of Gregor Blanco. After the way he played the field in Game 1, everyone knows what he is doing on the field.
If he hits....well if he hits and Cain pitches like he can, this thing is over.
But's that too many if's to count on.
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