Scanning the blogs following Wednesday's postponement of Game 4 of the World Series ...
• Viva El Birdos. No game tonight. I assume this means no travel day on Friday. I can't see Leyland wanting to move up Verlander, and I really can't see Tony wanting to go with anyone but Suppan. It's still kinda amazing to me to say that this team is up in the World Series. A win tonight means that they have a chance to try and win the whole thing at home, in perhaps the most fashionable way possible of bringing in a new ballpark.
• The Detroit Tigers Weblog. It's a washout. They'll try and do this again tomorrow night around 8:30. Don't know if this will hold or not, but as I write this, MLB.com lists Justin Verlander as the starter and TBA for the Cardinals. I hope it's a goof. Skipping Bonderman would be, ummm, there's not even words.
• The FYC. Every day I go into work, I drive by my company's skywalk over I-44 which has glowing letters reading "GO CARDS." And almost everyday of the playoffs, we have been allowed to wear Cardinals jerseys and tees into work. Hell, even The Lady Friends company, which abides by a strict business-business dress code, is letting their employees wear Cards stuff this week. It's as if the entire city of St. Louis is one giant High School and the World Series is cause for one giant pep-rally. I love this fucking town.
• The Daily Fungo. You are probably thinking that tonight's rainout is the worst thing for a team looking for its collective hitting stroke. Not me. I think it's the perfect time. Just call it a hunch. When the Tigers were rained out in Game 2 of the ALDS in New York, I said it could be exactly what the team needed to clear their heads of the Game 1 drubbing. I was right. Or, at the very least, it worked out. P.S. Wondering how Jeremy Bonderman fared against St. Louis this year? Not bad: 0-0, 1.29 ERA, 1 G, 1 GS, 0 CG, 7.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO. The Tigers ended up winning that June 25 game 4-1.