Tater Trot Tracker: World Series, Game 1

Texas Rangers pitcher Cliff Lee prepares to hit during the team's workout before the Major League Baseball's World Series in San Francisco October 26, 2010. The Rangers will face the San Francisco Giants in the series opening game on Wednesday. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

It’s been way too long since we had a baseball game, but that’s going to end in about 30 minutes time. I can’t wait. This promises to be a fun World Series, and the Tim Lincecum vs. Cliff Lee matchup tonight just sweetens the pot.

I trust you all saw my Giants and Rangers World Series preview posts? If you were disappointed that there was no real discussion about the merits of each team, then feel free to head on over to the podcast from last night where Bill and the Common Man from Platoon Advantage and I talked World Series baseball with Josh from Baseball Times in Arlington and Chris from Bay City Ball. It was a great podcast, with much of the credit going to the knowledge and humor Josh & Chris brought to the table. You should definitely give it a listen (you can also subscribe on iTunes from that link).

For the record, my prediction has the Giants winning in six. I know the Rangers have the superior offense and an almost-as-good staff, but it doesn’t feel like that’s enough. Both teams are pretty equally matched overall, so picking a winner comes down you’re best feeling, etc. The Giants have faced some pretty good teams to get here, always playing over their heads. I just get the feeling that that will continue,

Tonight’s tater trots should be posted shortly after they occur in the game. Be sure to check back often. And follow me on Twitter for other thoughts about tonight’s game.

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Giants vs. Rangers

Game 1

Juan Uribe, San Francisco Giants – 20.98 seconds (Average trot: 21.39 seconds): Wow. What happened here. Nice huge blast from Uribe to put the Giants up 8-2. Good solid, mostly quick trot.

About Larry Granillo

Larry Granillo has been writing Wezen Ball since 2008 and has dealt with such touchy topics as Charlie Brown's baseball stats and Ferris Bueller's day off. In 2010, he got the bright idea to time every home run trot in baseball; he has been missing ever since.