Despite conditions more fitting for the Green Bay Packers, it looks like we're going to be playing a World Series baseball game — 3 or 3 1/2 innings of one, anyway — tonight in Philadelphia.
The forecast says it's going to "feel like" 31 degrees at game time, which is why I spent the offday stocking up on provisions like those weird hand warmer things and long underwear. Not pictured are the full Carhartt snowmobile suit, portable firepit and a few gallons of Starbucks' newest drink, the antifreeze mocha (w/peppermint and whipped cream).
As one very astute commenter said on Monday night, it's strange that baseball's a summer sport that plays its championship in winter while football is a winter sport that finishes in summer.
Regardless, it's nice to know that MLB will most likely be putting a close on at least the Philly portion of the World Series, even if we're running a severe chance of frostbitten fingers and toes. While no decision has been made on when Games 6 and 7 will be played (if necessary), Bud Selig said on Sports Center that he doesn't see Thursday being marked a travel day.
Bonus link: Despite there being only a third of
an inning the game left, don't think for a minute that people are selling their soggy Game 5 tickets for a third of the price.