Play Ball!

It took the rain more than an hour to stop, but it finally
did.

It’s 9:17 pm — the moment we’ve been waiting for. It’s game
time.

Tonight, in World Series Game 3, Andy Pettitte will take the
hill for the Yankees. Pettitte is the most seasoned postseason pitcher in
baseball today, and he’s holds the all-time postseason wins record.

The wind is blowing at Citizens Bank Park, and the crowd
noise is about as loud as it could be. It seems as if every person in attendance
has a white towel, which they are waiving constantly.

The sea of white is an impressive sight.

I’m optimistic that the Yankees offense will get off to a
quick start, as that will change the hostile atmosphere — to an extent. The
Yanks are going up against Cole Hamels, who has struggled this postseason (1-1
with a 6.75 ERA). So the opportunity to light up the scoreboard in the small
ballpark (in comparison to other Major League Parks) is there.

–Alfred Santasiere III

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