Thursday, October 19, 2006

Baseball kicks ass!

Not being especially interested in the NLCS series, the Megster and I basically surfed all night only keeping an infrequent eye on Game 7. I felt that the Mets' choice of starting Perez - statistically the worst pitcher ever to pitch in such a series, let alone the vital game 7 - more or less sealed the deal for the Cards. Well. In the 6th after pitching a 4 hitter yielding a 1-1 tie against Jeff Suppan, Perez walked Edmonds (his first BB of the night) with 1-out. Willie Randolph came out - ostensibly to yank the cord - when he inexplicably decided to stick with his starter. The very next pitch, Scott Rolen drove a deep shot to left when some guy i've never heard of (Endy Chavez?!) leaped and stole a certain 2-run homer, having the werewithall to throw it back to first to double up Edmonds for the inning-ending out. In a matter of seconds, the game see-sawed from one side to the other. I guess that's why I love the game... you can never predict the amazing shit that you might see at any given moment amidst the routine.
I am recording the rest of the game to watch from that point when I get off the computer. Who knows what will happen, but if the Mets win - thus going to the World Series - this play will have massive ramifications. Pretty cool!


Zebster said...

I was torn during that series because I didn't want the Mets to win the World Series because essentially they'd have bought one, just like the Yanks. On the flipside I didn't think the Cards deserved to be in the WS...they'd be the 10th best team in the AL. Either way I was going to root for the Tigers but just wanted to share that thought.

AA said...

I also want the Tigers to win. I've been rooting for them since we were knocked out. It's amazing that just a couple of years ago they were the barrel scrapings of the majors. Leland replacing Trammel certainly has to be a major factor in their resurgence but the big thing seems to be the time that it took for their young stable of pitching to grow and learn. Well, now look at them. A great story, and I hope they dismantle the underwhelming Cards with authority.

LittleCuz said...

The play in the 6th will be a perenial highlight in the history of the World Series, no matter that the Mets ended up losing. I was routing for the Dodgers when the Sox got eliminated, still love Nomar and I wanted him to get a chance. The guy just can't stay healthy.

When they were eliminated I jumped on the Detroit band wagon. Too bad their pitchers couldn't figure out how to throw to first base, the basics killed em more than anything else.