The hardworking staff is guessing that most of you splendid readers didn’t spend much time watching the Kansas City Royals pummel the San Francisco Giants last night, as the Jints pounded the ball into the ground(out) for seven innings against the untouchable Yordano Ventura (“seven innings, three hits, zero runs, five walks and four Ks. He threw 64 of his 100 pitches more than 95 mph. Not bad for a 23-year-old rookie – ABC News).
We, on the other hand, watched the whole thing.
Hey – it’s the World’s Serious.
(And while we’re at it, let’s insert a prayer here for Buster Posey.)
Anyway, the only one who took a worse drubbing than the Giants last night was Massachusetts gubernatorial hopeful Martha Coakley.
The hardwatching staff saw this Charlie Baker spot three times during the game broadcast (it might have run more often – we checked out during several commercial breaks).
Oddly, in this everything-is-available age, the only place we could find the Baker ad is at the boston.com link above. But here’s the spot’s bottom line: Baker says he won’t raise taxes. Coakley says she will. (The headscratching staff suspects that Coakley was specifically referring to gas tax hikes, but we could be wrong.)
The spot did to Coakley what Baker was too busy turning on the waterworks in last night’s debate to do: Stuck the knife in and left it there.
The Giants get a shot at redemption tonight. Martha Coakley might not get the same chance between now and next Tuesday.