The World Series starts tonight, with the Texas Rangers and the San Francisco Giants battling on the baseball diamond for domination of the ENTIRE WORLD.
That's how it works, right? Winner of the World Series gets to rule the globe with an iron fist? I'm pretty sure that's correct.
Anyway, if history tells us anything, (and it does) we can count on at least one truly weird, bizarre, downright dumb moment taking place over the next seven games or so: perhaps a mental vapor lock, maybe a manager's stupid decision or, if we're really lucky, some idiot parachuting onto the field or a three-year-old kid being swept away from a collision at home plate. More likely,if form holds for this season's play-offs, we'll see a woefully bad umpire's call.