After last night’s thoroughly draining affair, the Sox and Tribe are off to Cleveland to resume their series on Monday at the Jake. In the mean time, the Diamondbacks travel to the Mile-High City to continue their struggle with the as-of-late invincible (or as-of-late in possession of the strongest character) Rockies at Coors Field. Snakes in the Garden of Beerden. Let’s watch it! Or not. There’s no AL pennant battle to compete with football today, and as gerbil types, the Iggles lead the Jets in the third, but the intriguing matchup of the day comes in about an hour at Texas Stadium as the Patriots travel to Dallas to face those upstart Texians in a battle of undefeated squads.
Whether you use this day to enjoy the beautiful outdoors, catch up with the action on the senior circuit, ingest some pigskin, do your yard work as the trees shed their summer wardrobe, or do whatever strikes your fancy on this lovely fall day, here’s a place to comment on what you will. While you go about your business, here’s a quick historical note: it was on this date in 1908 that the Chicago Cubs beat the Detroit Tigers at Bennett Park to win the World Series in five games on the back of an 8 for 19 performance at the plate from first baseman player/manager Frank “Husk” Chance, who went on to manage the Yankees as well as coach the Red Sox. The Cubbies haven’t won it all since 99 years ago today, so tip an Old Style for The Peerless Leader.
The image above is from the 1907 World Series at Bennett Park.