I took off my headphones after the fourth inning. I was still awake two outs into the top of the fifth, but that was it. I fell asleep with about 55% of the game still to go.
Fortunately, the Astros never scored again. It was 9-3 Red Sox when I zonked out, and it ended 12-3. The Red Sox are up two games to one. Game four is tonight at 8:00ish so I expect to fall asleep halfway through. I’d hang in there if it were a 7:00 start like real baseball, but this isn’t real baseball. This is nationally televised baseball which doesn’t take actual fans into account at all.
I can say one thing about tonight’s game. After Schwarber hit that grand slam in the second inning giving the Red Sox their third grand slam in two games, I think it’s a safe bet that they won’t hit another grand slam. If they do then we have to start talking about destiny and goofy shit like that (or do we have to start talking about gambling and the much favored Astros throwing the series?) and I don’t want to do that. I’ll settle for a handful of run of the mill three run home runs. That’ll work for me.
Feeling the hype in a big way, yet still trying to remain cautiously optimistic and not get too cocky while watching grand slam after grand slam after grand slam.