How NASCAR Fans Watch Baseball

2016-mlb-002016 World Series – Game 7
Last night, like a lot of people, I watched the final game of the World Series with the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians. And also like a lot of people, I watched it while following my normal Twitter feed. Now for me, that means I watched a Major League Baseball game with a bunch of NASCAR fans, tweeting about baseball. Talk about some funny tweets. 

But it wasn’t until the final 10th inning when I realized these two sports are more a like than they are different. That’s when the Chicago Cubs brought in their pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. You see, in NASCAR we have a Carl Edwards too. And he is also in the final playoff races to the NASCAR Championship. And that got me thinking about how a NASCAR fan would call the game on Twitter.

Baseball From A NASCAR Tweeter:
The baseball Tweets are provided courtesy of The Wall Street Journal – World Series Game 7: Live Updates.

World Series Game 7 Schedule: On Fox 8pm Eastern
⛽ World Series Game 7 from Progressive Field: On Fox 8pmET.
We’re Night Racing in Cleveland Folks!
Here are tonight’s starting lineups:
Cubs:
⛽ Starting on the inside row

  1. P. Kyle Hendricks (R)
  2. Dexter Fowler (S) CF
  3. Kyle Schwarber (L) DH
  4. Kris Bryant (R) 3B
  5. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B
  6. Ben Zobrist (S) LF
  7. Addison Russell (R) SS
  8. Willson Contreras (R) C
  9. Jason Heyward (L) RF
  10. Javier Baez (R) 2B
Indians:
⛽ Starting on the outside row

  1. P. Corey Kluber (R)
  2. Carlos Santana (S) DH
  3. Jason Kipnis (L) 2B
  4. Francisco Lindor (S) SS
  5. Mike Napoli (R) 1B
  6. Jose Ramirez (S) 3B
  7. Lonnie Chisenhall (L) RF
  8. Rajai Davis (R) CF
  9. Coco Crisp (S) LF
  10. Roberto Perez (R) C
Former Indians star Jim Thome threw out the first pitch for Game 7
 ⛽ Jim Thome gives the command: Gentleman Start Your Engines
Indians Corey Kluber throws the 1st pitch to Cubs Dexter Fowler
 ⛽ The green flag drops, we’re racing for the 2016 World Series
Dexter Fowler homers over the center field wall and the Cubs lead 1-0.
 ⛽ Fowler out to an early lead. This going to be exciting folks.
….NASCAR Fans take a nap until….
Rajai Davis hits a blast to left and this game is tied 6-6. Holy. Moly.
 ⛽ It’s the big one. This changes everything!
Bottom of the 9th, Aroldis Chapman strikes out Kipnis on another 3-2 count. Lindor pops out. Extra innings. Here we go.
 ⛽ We’re going into overtime – it’s a Green – White – Checkers
Rain Delay – They’re covering the field
 ⛽ The Red Flag flies – Rain. They’re bringing everyone to Pit Road

Ground Crew Covers The Field

Ground Crew Covers The Field – Photo: Wall Street Journal

Officials say we’ll resume play at 12:15am ET.
 ⛽ Caution is out, we’ll take the green at 12:15am
Top Tenth:
Ben Zobrist drove in the go-ahead run that scored pinch-runner Albert Almora. Bases loaded Cubs 8-6 lead in the 10th.
 ⛽ The Crew from Chicago get it done and move out to a 2 second lead.
With the Cubs leading 8-7, Maddon pulls Carl Edwards,Jr. In comes lefty Mike Montgovery.
 ⛽ Twitterless Edwards hits the wall, goes to the garage.
The Cubs are 1 out away from winning the 2016 World Series.
 ⛽ The White Flag is Out. Cubs still holds the lead.
Montgomery gets a weak groundout from Michael Martinez and it’s over.  The Cubs rush the field.
 ⛽ The Cubs take the Checkered Flag and Win!
That’s the 2016 World Series Champions doing donuts!

Congratulations To The Chicago Cubs!
The 2016 Worlds Series Champions!

The Cubs Win - Photo: Wall Street Journal

The Cubs Win – Photo: Wall Street Journal


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