With Game 6 underway, I felt I should chime in with some more of my outstanding World Series coverage. This Series has had some very interesting individual performances. Just some quick notes about a few of them:
- Chase Utley
He's been so good that one Mustacheer actually texted me to claim he wants the M's to trade Jose Lopez and Rob Johnson for him. At first I thought he was crazy, but that was before he hit home runs 4 and 5. Barring any amazing performances from a Yankee over the two (maybe) games, Utley really deserves to be MVP regardless of who wins.
He started out having an awful series. Then the Phillies beaned him three times and it woke him up. What's funny about that is he really seems like the type of guy who would have an opposite scenario play out. He's killing them through 2 games and then they bean him and he gets scared. Maybe Kate Hudson has made a real man out of him.
- Hideki Matsui
He's hammering ball like it's chicken or cow.
- Cliff Lee
I really underestimated how good this guy was. I thought he was one of those guys who had one or two lucky seasons, but he's looked like one of the best pitchers in the league.
- Kurt Russell
It looks like he is loving life right now. Hudson gets him awesome seats to every World Series game. Every time they show him he's either cracking up or has a huge smile on his face. He had a Bud Light in his hand at the end of Game 5 (guess they don't cut off movie stars in the 8th). It must be a nice change of pace from his normal routine of getting drunk on his couch while watching Overboard and wondering what happened to Goldie Hawn.
- Raul Ibanez
Good to see Raul playing well
- Matt Stairs
I love that some fat old man from Canada can be a professional athlete.
He's a true Canadian sports hero, which brings me to the ranking of Canada's All-Time Sports Heroes:
2. Terry Fox
3. Steve Nash
4. Bret Hart
5. Matt Stairs