Thursday, October 29, 2009
In 1978 the Dodgers took a 2-0 lead against the Yanks in New York. I remember Davey Lopes (the phils 1st base coach now) circling the bases with his right hand extended skyward. After the game he explained that they were the better team. That was the last game the Dodgers won that year.
In 1996 it was worse. Remember Larry? The Braves had a 2-zip lead leaving NY. Maddux and Glavine were unhittable. They also failed to win another game.
Not saying anything bold,Lee was good last night, but it ain't over until (what does Yogi say?), it's over.
Yet the story of the day is my buddy Michael. He is a Yankee and a Phils fan. Earlier this year we saw a game with him in Philly and asked him about the possibility of this years match up.
"I think my head might explode," he said.
During the game last night the text messages were burning. When Utley homered, I texted Utley sucks. When Tim McCarver called Derek Jeter, "Jerry Cleater," I laughed through the blackberry.
(Can someone please put McCarver out to pasture?)
The Phils had the bases loaded against CC in the first.
"What is Michael rooting for in this situation?" my boy Sam asked.
There was no easy answer. Inside his blood must have been boiling.
"He's probably just rooting for it to be a fair game," Jake said.
NOW HOW THE HELL WERE THOSE PITCHES OFF THE PLATE WHEN HUGHES WAS THROWING?
Good luck, Michael, and remember it's just a game, unless the Yankees win the series - then it was always more than that!
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