The best World Series ever played

It is often called the best World Series ever played. 1960 World Series It was 1960, between the New York Yankees and the Pittsburg Pirates.  The Yankees were highly favored and expected to win.  Indeed, they DID play well, because at the end of the series, the Yankees had scored 55 Runs on 91 hits and the Pirates only scored only 27 runs on 60 hits.  From the totals, it looks like the Yankees ran away with the series and should have won hands down, but they didn’t.  The Pirates won the series 4 games to 3.   I was in the eighth grade at the time and remember some of the surprise and lamenting.  How can you outscore your opponents by more than double and still loose the series?  The lesson for this is: Sometimes it is not how many runs you score but where and when you score them that counts.  You can read about this amazing series here:

1960 World Series.   (

This game reminds me of the Electoral College and the results of this presidential election and a few others.  People who win, tend to like the Electoral College and people who loose sometimes hate it.  We all have probably scratched our heads and puzzled over it at one time or another.  With the Electoral College, it is not how many votes you score, it is where you score them that counts.  In this election, Hillary may have won the popular vote by a small margin, but she grievously lost the Electoral vote by a large margin.  Now she and her cronies are complaining and begging for recounts.  They are looking for fraud and an example that the election was somehow rigged.  They are threatening some electors and trying to get them to vote for Hillary even if it is against the law.  Some Democrats are rioting in the streets behaving lawlessly.  Hillary is looking for someone to blame and is unwilling to admit that it was her own lack of character that caused a large portion of her base to abandon her.  The name calling continues unabated.  Is this what Democrats are about?  It should not be.

I read this article by Bryan Dean Wright, a Democrat, that sums up the way it ought to be.  Its worth reading.

A Democrat Speaks Out   (


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