I read this quote from Ryan Dempster this morning in the TRIB: "... Aramis Ramirez … is as clutch a hitter as I've ever seen. Obviously, he smells RBIs, especially later in the game. It's something remarkable."
I think Ryan's pretty correct.
Remember Robert Duvall in "Apocalypse Now"?
In that scene where he basically says, "I love the smell of napalm in the morning... smells like... victory."
I immediately thought of that when I read Dempster's quote.
What. A. Game.
The STUPID radio wasn't working so good last night, mostly it only played a stupid, high, irritating whine.
I was teaching the children how to play poker (4 bucks to get in, 2 penny ante), when 12 year old Fritz says he thinks that static on the radio is wrecking his poker vibe.
The others all chime in with the same thought, so even though I'm the grown-up, I get out voted and have to turn the STUPID thing off.
After they'd taken my money, I turned on the radio again, and could barely hear that the game was over.
Pat Hughes was saying something about the game totals, and it must have been the static or something but his tone sounded sad, so I figured it was a loss.
"AND CLEAN UP THE KITCHEN!" I yelled at the kids as I went to bed.
With a hot cup of joe, I turned on the computer this morning and myyyy my how good that coffee tasted when I read the headline.
Ok, Rich Harden, in a couple hours do me a favor and just shut these guys down.
The rest of you go immediately to the Church of Aramis and give thanks.