One of the things that I knew that I would be missing out on while in Russia was the World Series. Once again the Phils had a strong squad who were championship caliber.
Billie Jo was sweet enough to pick up the MLB.com international package for us – probably really me – and we were able to watch games via our laptop while in Moscow.
The package allows you to watch live streams or via delay ”on tape”. Rather than stay up even later the night I arrived in Moscow, we got up Sunday morning and watched the game via –Net.
This was game six of the NLCS. The Phils were down 3 game to 2 to the San Francisco Giants and were facing elimination. We watched the first couple of innings – after that we fast forwarded and watched most of Utley and Howard’s At Bats as well as Burrell and Ross for the bad guys. Then we watched the crushing final 3 innings. Ugh. As you are likely aware, Phils relief pitcher Ryan Madson gave up a deciding homer to Juan Uribe which eventually gave the Giants the 3-2 Win and the Series.
I have mixed emotions on the Phils Season – as with any baseball campaign it was filled with ups and downs. The ending was disappointing but I wasn’t going to be Stateside to enjoy the Series regardless. I was able to go to several great games this season including the Home Opener and Roy Halladay’s No-Hitter – while the Phils season despite it’s successes can only be considered a failure, my season went pretty well. And Congrats to the San Francisco Giants who would eventually beat the Texas Rangers 4 games to 1 to capture the 2010 World Series.