Thursday, October 19, 2006


BOTTOM 8TH. While showing a Detroit Tigers highlight, FOX used "Cat Scratch Fever" by Ted "Motor City Madman" Nugent in the background. They even used the title, "THEY'RE GRRRRREAT!" Oh, I get it! FOX is off the chart on the CLEVEROMETER!
They keep showing David Eckstein in the dugout . . . why? I think FOX has a man crush on Li'l Davy.
The big guys (Beltran, Delgado, Wright) are up, and Suppan is still in. Leadoff walk for BEAST-TRAN! Tim McOldass will tell you 43% of those guys score. What he won't tell you is that Tony La Russa is planning on making 7 pitching changes to prevent that from happening.
ALERT: "That's" So Taguchi is playing right field, and Billy Wagner is warming up. I'm praying we get about 10 runs here, because I don't want to see these two meet again.
Flores relieves Suppanman, and gets two K's and a ground out. NO HITS FOR THE METS SINCE THE FIRST INNING. Egads, that's not good.
I have a very bad feeling about this next inning . . .

St. Louis Cardinals Yadier Molina, right and New York Mets pitcher Aaron Heilman watch Molina's two-run home run in the ninth inning of Game 7 of baseball's National League Championship Series, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006, at Shea Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) TOP 9TH. After a hard-fought Rolen single, Yadier hits a two run HR off Heilman. A 216 hitter in the regular season. WITH ONLY SIX HOME RUNS. It's always the unlikely hitter than ends up winning these games, and you can't get any unlikelier (?) than Yadier. There's no one Yadier than him tonight. He is, dare I say, the YADIEST!

It's over, people. Drive safely. There will be extra 7 trains running tonight.

BOTTOM 9TH. Adam "Loudon" Wainwright III comes in to close it.
Bloop base hit from Jose #2. Okay, still alive.
Base hit from Endy into left field. Two on, none out! Uh oh.
Clifford Floyd is pinch hitting, and hopefully he won't have to leg out a hit. No worries, he strikes out.
Lo Duca walks to bring up Carlos Beltran with the bases packed. Man, I can't take this.
He strikes out looking to end the game, and the Mets season. Put it in the books. What a frustrating team, going down NOT swinging.

In other news, the Devils lost 4-3 to Nashville, and Tiki Barber is talking about retiring after this season. So no, I have no good news.

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