Because the ninth belongs to us…
Hey, Braden Looper isn't permanently damaged by his world-ending implosion Sunday night. All saves aren't created equal, but all saves have their place in the course of a season, and it's good to see Loop ain't dead yet.
Maybe we are, maybe we aren't, but there was fun today. Pedro as [...]
In the bottom of the second, with Mike Piazza at bat, Phillies' catcher Todd Pratt didn't like Alfonso Marquez calling a ball on what Tank was sure was strike three. An instant after expressing his displeasure, he was ejected.
“Todd Pratt,” judged Fran Healy, “must've said the magic words.”
Shoot, take the magic words out of Todd [...]
“Oh, face the facts, ducks. The chances of us getting out of here are a million to one.”
“Then there’s still a chance.”
–Exchange between Bunty and Ginger in Chicken Run, release date, late June 2000
As I watched Wednesday night’s contest become no contest — recurrent rain, empty citrus seats, yawning run gap, stifling opposing pitching [...]
Because Kaz Ishii can't.
Ishii will fool you with the occasional decent outing, but when he blows up it's so spectacular he tends to take the whole bullpen with him, which is not what we need before a day game.
Time to face facts: Ishii has had 11 starts and seven of them have been out-and-out bad. [...]