I remember it vividly. Al Michaels and Tim McCarver were broadcasting Game Three of the 1989 World Series between the Oakland A's and the San Francisco Giants when all of a sudden an earthquake happened.
This kid is going places. Or maybe he’s just watched Moneyball one too many times. In any case, he made an eerily accurate prediction for this year’s World Series in a video he posted way back on March 28! He uses a metric that he created called “The Connor Curve” which…you know what, I’ll just let him explain.
The year was 1941. Americans were preoccupied with World War Two going on in Europe. Nerves were on edge and Americans needed something or someone to do something positive. That someone turned out to be Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees. Baseball was an escape from the pressures of war and people were following both the war and the game that summer especially because of DiMaggio.
Alex Gordon hit a tying home run with one out in the ninth inning, Eric Hosmer hit a sacrifice fly against Bartolo Colon in the 14th and the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Mets 5-4 Tuesday night in the longest opener in World Series history.
Kansas City will host the New York Mets at Kaufman Stadium and it's a tale of two franchises breaking away from the shadow of their more successful "brothers." In the case of the Royals, they get a chance to outshine the St. Louis Cardinals, who have been a consistent staple of postseason baseball. While the Mets want to give New York a reason to celebrate other than the Yankees.
The Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals for the first time in thirty years have won their divisions in the same year. Both teams will also have home field advantage in the American League and National League.