How in the name of all that is good and holy did Boston leave Baltimore losing 2 out of 3 games?
How do you go into the 8th inning with the lead and the game's best bullpen, and end the day feeling like you've been drop kicked in the marbles by some drugged up donkey?
Yeah, Eric Gagne looked like some guy plucked off the local beer league softball team Friday and today, but he isn't responsible for all the lobsters left on base. And if you wanna know what in the world I mean by lobsters, head over to my friend Tex's blog. She lays it out for you in a clear, concise way. Nice job Tex, btw.
I am speechless at how 15 men were left on base against the Baltimore freaking Oriole's today: forget the Canadian giving up a home run to Tejada: stuff happens. Fact is, the game should have been out of reach by that point. Members of the Red Sox, the Yankees are a good team, and they are inching up, game by game. Put a stop to this nonsense starting NOW.
If not for Melvin Mora pulling play after play after play out of his nether regions today, we probably aren't talking about this right now: he made more game changing plays in one game than most guys make in a year. It got to the point where I was calling him names under my breath usually reserved for people named Jeter, Posada, and Rodriguez.
In the picture, Ciera, Rakes, and myself aren't watching the game. We are watching COPS. I made a decision after that debacle this afternoon to avoid any baseball related programming. Which is why we spent the rest of the evening watching America's Funniest Home Videos, COPS, and I'm finishing off the day by watching Miami Vice on the Sleuth channel. Figured the kids didn't need to see Dad wandering around the house muttering things like "how does Snyder throw a breaking ball in that count?" while cursing to himself for the next 4 hours.
Nothing like vintage Don Johnson in a teal jacket and white shoes with no socks to get your head right.
However, had there been a camera in my house when Millar hit the HR to win the game, my face would look EXACTLY the same.
Bring on the Devil Rays:
My blood pressure may be reaching DEFCON 1.