I love October. One of the main reasons I love October in Birmingham is that the weather is finally cooling down. I think it’s the best month of weather we have during the year. We typically have bright sunny days with low humidity and comfortable temperatures. I always recommend that people who have never been to Birmingham visit in October. It's a great time to visit Railroad Park. The fountain in Linn Park also gets changed to pink in preparation for the Komen North Central Alabama Race for the Cure®.
|Linn Park fountain|
Besides the good weather, I love October because I can turn on any channel and find sports. October is the month when all the sports I enjoy are being played at the same time. This week, I have watched college football, NFL football, NBA basketball, and the World Series. Like baseball, I tend to watch NHL hockey during the playoffs, but if I feel inclined, the NHL season is back in full swing right now. October is a great month for sports fans.
Game 3 of the World Series is tonight in New York. The Kansas City Royals lead the New York Mets 2-0. It is essentially a must-win game for New York because it is extremely difficult to come back from a 3-0 deficit. According to SB Nation, “there have been 33 different best-of-seven series in MLB postseason history that have started 0-3. Only one team came back to win, the 2004 Boston Red Sox in the ALCS.” I remember watching the ALCS that year and I still can’t believe the New York Yankees lost four straight after being up 3-0. Boston went on to sweep the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 in the World Series. As we finish up this month, enjoy the nice weather, enjoy the great sports, and Happy Halloween!