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It's A Shame

Posted By Greg Prince On October 10, 2005 @ 7:16 pm In Main Page | Comments Disabled

Forgive me for trotting out this hoary chestnut where the classic NLDS Game 4 between Atlanta and Houston was concerned, but it was a shame either one of these teams had to win.

Atlanta deserved to lose for having neglected to build a reliable bullpen.

Houston deserved to lose because they have Roger Clemens.

Atlanta deserved to lose because they couldn't protect a five-run lead in the eighth.

Houston deserved to lose because they have Roger Clemens.

Atlanta deserved to lose because they couldn't retire Brad Ausmus with two outs in the ninth.

Houston deserved to lose because they have Roger Clemens.

Atlanta deserved to lose because they cannot find the wherewithal after so many division titles to assert themselves in post-season.

Houston deserved to lose because they have Roger Clemens.

Atlanta deserved to lose because they could muster no offense when it mattered.

Houston deserved to lose because they have Roger Clemens.

Atlanta deserved to lose because their brand of soulless, efficient baseball is now being passed down to a third generation of players.

Houston deserved to lose because they have Roger Clemens.

Atlanta deserved to lose because John Scheurholz, Bobby Cox and Leo Mazzone, for all their accomplishments, are missing that certain something when it comes to October.

Houston deserved to lose because they have Roger Clemens.

Yeah, it's a shame both teams couldn't be eliminated when it was all over, but unfortunately you can't have two losers. Surely each team deserved to go home after this series, yet only one gets to do so.

Pity.


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