For those that don't see the intrinsic beauty in the game of baseball, they need look no further than Brandon Backe's slider tonight. Save for a couple that he left up that resulted in hits, the pitch dove and darted away from White Sox hitters all night. It had eyes; deftly avoiding hitter's bats and leaving them wondering how they missed it.
Even if the Astros lose tonight - and it will certainly not be from a lack of effort this Series - the story of the game will be the pitching performances of Backe and Chicago's Freddy Garcia.
SIDEBAR: It's now the bottom of the ninth, Chicago's up 1-0. I have decided I will stay up, despite working at 5:45 tomorrow morning. I wish I could watch it, but an ESPN GameCast will do until I see highlights tomorrow.