Tonight the World Series shifts from Houston, home to some recent lies and trouble, to Washington D.C., home of...well, you know what, both teams should feel right at home (#NoPolitics).
The Washington Nationals have jumped out to a strong 2 games to 0 lead over the Houston Astros. The Nationals were certainly considered the underdogs going into the series, so it will be interesting to see if the Astros can put aside the off-the-field events and focus on baseball.
This is precisely what the Astro’s organization is trying to do. Astro’s owner Jim Crane made a brief statement to the media this afternoon:
“We made our statement, we got it wrong from the start. Jeff had reached out to the reporters and apologized. We made our statement. Other than that, we’re not going revisit at this point. We’ll play baseball.” - Astros owner Jim Crane, who declined to take questions.— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) October 25, 2019
Despite Houston’s admonishments, it doesn’t look like their troubles will be forgotten anytime soon. Jeff Passan published an article on ESPN today looking inside the culture in the Astro’s front office. Likewise, the Athletic addressed the team’s ongoing problems ($) and yesterday the New York Daily News took a peak into Crane’s past.
Now for some uplifting news. Uh, here’s some babies? People like babies. Personally, I’m disturbed by this row of unsafe sleep environments, the baseball on that baby’s head, and the National’s gift bags that look disturbingly like the babies have been placed in some sort of Walgreens alter-universe. But, babies!
How perfect is this? Newborns at Inova pic.twitter.com/N0bBexcg3I— Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) October 25, 2019
You haven’t heard anything about Juan Soto’s age at all. It’s probably a complete surprise to you that it’s his birthday today. Bill Nye serenades him, because of course:
Alex Rodriguez is trying to get Juan Soto to choose between the blue pill and the red pill:
Juan Soto teaching a few regular folks everything he knows pic.twitter.com/PGRtYV3tlh— Cespedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) October 25, 2019
On to the lineups!
TV: FOX, 5:07 PM PDT