Thursday, May 12, 2005

It's Like Deja Vu All Over Again

Happy 80th birthday, Yogi. Now grab a bat. You're hitting clean-up.
"Worst of the year? Yeah, I'd say so."

--Barry Zito
We needed that win yesterday. We needed that win BAD. Not just to avoid being swept in Boston. Again. Not just to avoid losing our fifth game in a row. We needed it because we fought hard to get it. We needed it because we earned it, dammit!
"It seemed like the most excited we've been all year."

--Eric Byrnes
I was excited too. I was pretty damn impressed when Marco Scutaro got a double off of Keith Foulke to put men on second and third with two outs. I couldn't believe my eyes when Keith Ginter drove those two men in with a solid single to center. And I just about popped a boner when Byrnes battled through his toughest at-bat of the season to knock one over the Green Monster after falling behind 0-2, giving us a one-run lead. Two outs, four runs. We deserved to win that fucking game.
"And their closer is on after two very good innings from Juan Cruz. Here's Octavio Dotel."

--Don Orsillo
Bye-bye boner. It shriveled away as I muttered, "You gotta be fucking shitting me," to no one in particular.

Flashback to Tuesday:

Bottom of the 9th
O Dotel relieved R Rincon.
M Ramirez struck out looking.
D Ortiz walked.
K Millar homered to left, D Ortiz scored.

Back to the here and now:

Bottom of the 9th
O Dotel relieved J Cruz.
Due up: D Ortiz, K Millar, J Varitek.

Uhhh...don't we know how this story ends? Didn't momma just tuck us into bed with an Ortiz base on balls and a walk-off homerun less than 24 hours ago? How could Macha NOT have seen this coming?

D Ortiz walked.
K Millar flied out to left.
J Varitek homered to right, D Ortiz scored.

Game. Over.

Hey Skip, why not stray away from "The Book" and put your team in the best position to win? Couldn't you feel the excitement in the dugout? Couldn't you see how much this win would have meant to the morale of the club? Guess not, you stupidass. If it took five pitchers to get three outs, you should have used all five and had two more warming up in the 'pen. Why? Because this win would have been THAT big and because tomorrow's an off-day. But I forgot, you're a moron.

David Ortiz vs Ricardo Rincon
Career: 16 AB, .063 Avg, .063 Slg%, 10 K, 0 BB

Kindda obvious who should have started the 9th. When Macha threw Dotel out there, our fate was pretty much sealed. I think we all saw it coming. I know I did.
"To come back the way we did, to have Byrnes pick us up so huge, and then not be able to slam the door ... pretty deflating."

--Barry Zito


Anonymous smac said...

yeah, thanks. I feel so much better now.

Why doesn't Macha just go ahead and sleep with my wife.

Friday, May 13, 2005 12:48:00 PM  
Blogger CanYouSmellWhatTheHawkIsCooking said...

can i sleep with her, too?

Friday, May 13, 2005 1:12:00 PM  

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