As Jon Miller said last night, Happy New Year. For Captain Canuck, he had a great night. The Braves took care of Philadelphia 4-1. They did it well, looking as though they are in mid-season form.
So much happened last night. So much didn't. Here's what I learned last night:
- National television doesn't like pre-game festivities. They didn't do last year's pre-game intros on television during the playoffs. They didn't do them last night. If this game were on local television, Phillies fans would have been able to see the pre-game stuff, which was pretty good. Instead, the fans had to listen to Jon Miller, Joe Morgan and Steve Phillips. And, they saw a replay of Charlie Manuel hoisting the championship flag.
- A change up only works if you have a fastball to go with it. Otherwise it just looks like BP.
- The Phillies' uniforms with gold trimming is only a one-time thing. They won't be wearing them after tonight and will be auctioned with the proceeds going to Phillies' charities.
- I want my next Brett Myers baseball card to be of his back with his hand on his hip looking at centerfield.