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Lying in bed, eyes propped open with toothpicks, I watched Mike Scioscia call for Ortiz to be intentionally walked, and I'll be honest: my heart sank.
As much as I love Manny, I just KNEW we were going to extra innings. Now normally that wouldn't bother me, but with this stupid furniture market I'm in right now, I'm running on fumes. Knowing I was already getting 4.5 hours of sleep at the maximum, I was dreading staying up any longer.
I've never been more glad to have been more wrong: I'll never doubt you again Manny. With one crushed KRod pitch, off to sleep I went.
I don't care that he pimped it for an hour, or if Scioscia had a hissy fit over it: that pose Manny struck after hitting the walk off home run STILL has me smiling.
Memo to Steve Bartman: watch the video of Danny Vinik taking a foul ball out away from the Angels catcher Jeff Mathis. Instead of out number 3, Ramirez walks, Lowell hits a sacrifice fly, and the Sox tie the game. THAT is how you catch a foul ball, you dink.
Topping the whole night off was the fact the Yankees lost again to Cleveland and are down 2-0 heading back to the toilet, and Mr. April was in fine form, going 0 for 4 with 3 strikeouts. Just in case you were wondering, Slappy is 4-for-47 (.085) with no RBIs in his last 14 postseason games. If he's the MVP of the American League, I'm 6 ft. 4 and handsome.
If there was ever any doubt which team God was a fan of, last night should finally put an end to that debate: how else do you explain that plague of bugs that attacked the Yankees during the inning Joba Chamberlain gave up the tying run? I kept waiting for frogs to start jumping out of the Yankee dugout and locusts to cover the field.
Sox take a 2-0 lead out to the Left Coast with Father Curt looking to take the mound on Sunday: with that horse on the hill, I think the chances of a game 4 are getting smaller by the hour.
Finally, a quote from Manny: "I haven't been right all year. When you don't feel good and you still get hits, that's how you know you're a bad man."
Yes you are Manny. Yes you are.