- IS tonight a must-win game for the Phillies, since flying back to LA will create wasteful carbon emissions? No questions asked.
- BUT really, don't the Dodgers need the game even more, since it's an elimination game? Duh, no questions asked.
- WILL Cole Hamels enjoy a post-game meal at Seasons Pizza regardless of how well he pitches tonight? No questions asked.
- DOES Joe Torre's bus stop at 82nd street? Again, stop asking these questions.
So tonight, the Phillies will send Cole Hamels to the hill in a quest to eliminate the Dodgers, win the pennant, and spend the next week writing silly songs. The Dodgers counter with Vicente Padilla, who once inspired a Veterans Stadium fan club called "Padilla's Flotillas" but never went to a fan's funeral like Randy Wolf did.
You know the drill by now. Go home and have some pre-game vittles because the game and our tidy liveglog start at 8PM EDT. Same WoW channel.