Tonight, as you know, the Kansas City Royals take on the New York Mets in Game 1 of the World Series. Clutch hitting vs. shutdown pitching. Youth vs. youth. The Midwest vs. The East Coast. Lots of storylines there. But we’re only interested in one.
At some point in the series, one team is going to reach a moment of desperation. A situation so hopeless that only one thing could possibly save them—the rally cap. Baseball teams have been turning to some form of the rally cap since the 1977 Texas Rangers used it to propel them to an illustrious second-place finish in their division. Hell, the Mets themselves used the rally cap to win the ’86 Series by making it force the ball through Buckner’s legs.
Come one, come all, and bear ye ankles for the masses to behold. It’s sockless (or, preferably, no-show sock) season, and that means it’s time to ponder the question of whether to roll or not roll our pants.
You’ve had just about enough of run-of-the-mill holiday parties, haven’t you?
The small talk. The warm eggnog. The office-appropriate revelry. It’s all been snooze-inducing, to say the least.
So, just in time for the main event, you could probably use a little reminder that celebrating the season can and should be exciting. We’ve rounded up 11 of the most notable moments in on-screen holiday merriment to help with the cause. (John McClane included.)