Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Let's Go, Cardinals

Rooting for a Game 7

Let's Go, Cardinals

The Cardinals´ Matt Holliday hits a home run during the fourth inning of Game 5. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
The Cardinals' Matt Holliday hits a home run during the fourth inning of Game 5. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

We find ourselves rooting for St. Louis in Game 6 of the World Series Wednesday night, but not because we are a Cardinals fan ... It's because we are a fan of history.

A St. Louis victory would force a Game 7 Thursday night, which would make Oct. 31, 2013 the 15th date in history that each of the four major sports had at least one regular season or postseason game played. It would be the first time it will have happened on a Thursday. (Twelve of the previous 14 days were Sundays, two others were Mondays.)

Click HERE for a list of the previous 14 days, the number of games for each league and the scores of the games in which Philadelphia teams were involved.

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Boop – who goes by Bob Vetrone Jr. when he is undercover or paying bills – has been at the Daily News since 1982, after working for five years at the Philadelphia Bulletin up to its closing. Along with helping to build the sports scoreboards most nights, he has had great input into the papers’ special sports pullouts – March Madness, Broad Street Run, Record Breakers, Greatest Moments – as well as its day-to-day, award-winning event coverage.

A 1980 graduate of North Catholic, he took some evening college courses. Those lasted right up until the first conflict with a Big 5 doubleheader.

His favorite books growing up were the NBA Guide and the Baseball Encyclopedia, which was, for all intents and purposes, the Internet before there was an Internet.

He has been immersed in sports statistics since the early 70s, when his father (long-time sports writer, broadcaster and the Daily News’ Buck The Bartender), would take him into the Bulletin newsroom overnight in the summer and let him update the Phillies statistics in a little, black spiral notebook. But things have changed tremendously in the decades since … He now uses a big, black spiral notebook.

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