Monday, October 25, 2010
MONDAY MORNING MUSINGS Oct25/10
Somebody give the boys of summer a calendar. Barring a four game sweep by either the Giants or the Rangers, baseball's World Series - once an early-to-mid October ritual - will be played in November for the second year in a row. Texas visits San Francisco in Game 1 of the 2010 Fall Classic Wednesday, October 27th. As recently as 2002, a seven game World Series ENDED on October 27th. At this rate, it's only a matter of time before the World Series victory celebration conflicts with the Santa Claus parade...I can appreciate the concept of bringing rookies along slowly, but it's got to be difficult for Canadiens forward Lars Eller to get any sort of confidence and rythym when he's bounced from line to line and doesn't get a regular shift. Eller fits the bill of what the Canadiens have been lacking for a long time: a skilled big man at center, and he hasn't looked out of place in the NHL. Let the guy play already...I didn't watch every play of every NFL game yesterday, but from what I saw, the sport didn't deteriorate into a glorified form of flag football just because the league instituted a crackdown on helmet-to-helmet hits...That CCM commercial with Alex Ovechkin's talking head in a high school kid's locker not only makes me laugh out loud every time, it also serves as a useful reminder that I still need to get a pumpkin for Hallowe'en.