After seeing perhaps one of the greatest baseball games of all time about 12 months ago in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, who would have thought we’d see another all-timer in this year’s Fall Classic?
Well, I did because I am a genius, but for you common people it may have come as a pleasant surprise. Either way, Game 2 between the Astros and Dodgers was one of the best baseball games ever. Filled with mayhem, it made us fans who do not have a dog in the fight mumble phrases like, “Omg no way,” and “Wowzers in me trousers.”
Although those phrases clearly indicate just how insane the game was, wouldn’t it be interesting if we knew exactly what Houston and Los Angeles fans were thinking during the chaos? As someone who experienced this last year with the Cubs, I know the fans’ internal thoughts were during this stressful time. So, let us dive into the minds of Astros and Dodgers fans.
To make it easier, I’ve decided to give them names so we could feel more of a personal connection. The Houston fan will be named Terry and our Dodgers fan will be Chad.
Terry: “Oh, Vin Scully is going to throw out the first pitch, that’s actually pretty cool. Glad my team is a part of this.”
*75 hours later when the first pitch is finally thrown*
“If we lose this game it’s all Scully’s fault. Our guys were ready to play and he delayed it. Honey, go grab me my lucky boots and cowboy hat before I lose my mind. Actually, sweetie I’m sorry, I’ll go get them myself, it’s time I start doing more around the house here.”
Quick shoutout to Terry; 20 years of marriage doesn’t just happen. He continues to always work to be a better husband. I strive to be just like him some day.
Chad: “Wait, the game is starting, it’s 5 p.m.”
Terry: “Okay this isn’t a must win game, but if we lose, we are dead.’
Chad: “Finally got the game on, but I really wonder what the waves are like right now. Just feel like I could be shredding up so much gnar bro.”
Terry: “Justin Verlander is so good, my god. Now show me more close up shots of his wife cheering him on!”
Chad: “Rich Hill went from pooping in a bucket to pitching in the World Series, that’s what America is really all about.”
That moment actually really hit Chad hard. Only a few years ago, he was also pooping in a bucket. He’s not pitching in the World Series now, but he has a part time job at Lowe’s and that’s something.
Fourth Inning: Alex Bregman RBI single 1-0 Astros
Terry: *Blasts “Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty.*
A touching tribute, Terry actually met Petty at a concert years ago and it changed his life forever.
Chad: “I mean, that is not ideal but Chris Taylor probably just saved the entire game by letting that ball bounce off him. Dude is just an absolute stud.”
Chad had no idea who Chris Taylor was until the NLCS.
Sixth Inning: Corey Seager two run homer 3-1 Dodgers
Terry: “This can’t be happening again.”
Chad: “This can’t be happening again. Like am I reliving Game 1 over again? Am I stuck in a never ending ‘Groundhog Day’ type scenario?”
This was a very surreal moment for Chad. Many people don’t know it, but the hit film “Groundhog Day” was actually based off of six-year-old Chad’s life.
Ninth inning: Marwin Gonzalez Home Run makes it 3-3
Terry: *Internal happy screaming*
Terry knows it’s late and he best not wake up the kids or he will be the one getting the 3 a.m. diaper change.
Chad: *Internal angry screaming*
Chad just decides not to yell out loud because he can not process how the Dodger bullpen actually blew the lead.
Top of 10th inning: Altuve and Correa go back-to-back 5-3 Astros
Terry: “MVP, MVP, MVP. Honey, what are the odds we rename our twins Jose and Carlos?”
His wife just laughs and shakes her head. “Lower than you getting lucky tonight Terry,” she says with a smile.
Yikes, those are not great odds.
Chad: “Okay, Jose Altuve is like four feet tall there is no way he is not on steroids.”
Bottom of 10th inning: Dodgers tie in 5-5
Terry: “Oh god Yasiel Puig is making out with his bat again. I have to remember to put the parental block on FOX after this game. Can’t have the kids seeing that.”
Chad: “It’s crazy how Kike Hernandez may be the single greatest baseball player to ever bless this Earth.”
11th inning: Springer homer leads Astros to 7-6 win
Terry: *Goes on Twitter, tweets “Wow what a game #Astros,” so his 32 followers know he was watching. Waits for the likes to roll in*
Chad: “Whatever, I’m the real winner because it’s literally only 9 p.m. here. Bout to go shred some late night gnar gnar.”