Worlds colliding

It seems inevitable that this season will come down to game 162 (at a minimum) which means the last day of the regular season. Now I don’t know how many of you realize this but that means that we will paying a significant amount of attention to those last games being played on Wednesday, October 3.

“Hmmm,” you might be saying to yourself, “why does that date sound so familiar?” Oh crap, that’s the night of the first presidential debate, an event not of small import.

For me, this is world’s colliding

Now, in my distorted sense of the world as I watch Jim Lehrer and those two other guys that night, I would be thrilled to see the MLB Network ticker running across the bottom of the screen.

That’s not going to happen.

But it sure would be nice if moderator Lehrer could subtly share some scores as part of his questions:

“Mr. Obama, as your White Sox are trailing the Indians in Cleveland, I have a question about your green energy policy.”

“Mr. Romney, I know you have stated you are a fan of sport, but I don’t know who you root for. Considering you are originally from Michigan, I assume before I ask you about global warming, I’m sure you are curious as to how the Tigers are doing in Kansas City.”

That’s not going to happen either.

So there I will be watching the two candidates (By the way, I would like some recognition from those of you who have complained to me that they would prefer that I don’t insert my politics into my baseball writing that I have restrained from letting my bias enter into this column. I have done this by typing only with my right hand.) on our television with my iPad on my lap following who knows how many games on the spectacular MLB.com AtBat12 app and wondering if we will have a repeat of last season’s amazing games 162.

Worlds colliding, my friends. Worlds colliding.

1. Here’s what happened last night:

2. Here are the standings that matter: