Man oh man, how about them Dodgers?
I am enjoying their misery, even if I can't seem to look at anything other than in the most negative of light. (Dogturds? Has it come to that, Tim?)
Down to their last out and down by a run, the Phillies' Jimmy Rollins hit a 2 run double which knocked in 2 runs which resulted in a 5-4 vic.to.ry. All the more notable because Rollins' double came off of Dodger stud closer guy Johnathon Braxton, and it's always a bad dagger when you get to the stud closer guy.
Or in this case, a good dagger.
And in a little bit of semi-Sammy Sosa stuff, Manny Ramirez had already retired to the shower for the 9th, and missed the most important part of the game. I could be wrong, but this might be the first bit of non-fawning press he's gotten in LA. Manny did say he caught the end of the game in the highlights, however.
I have to say I was mighty shocked at the previous game, when Hiroki Kuroda got shelled by the Phils. I seem to remember him from last year, kinda having his way with the Cubs. But I guess this year he's recovering from a herniated disc. Ouch.
Tonight it's Cole Hamels against Vicente Padilla. If you look on ESPN, Vicente is still in his Ranger's hat - I guess since he only became a Dodger on August 27th, they didn't have time for a Dodger hat photo-op.
Anyway, I'm hoping this NLCS ends tonight, and I seriously will have no argument this year at all - the best team from each league will be in the World Series. (The Angels ain't gonna beat the Yanks). Yet, how come I have an overall feeling of who cares? I have yet to sit and watch any of these games all the way through. Bad baseball fan? Busy at work? I don't like watching Manny?
I'll try to get my fan-ness up.
The Cubs are, I guess, gonna get in the news with hiring a hitting coach guru guy.
And...it's a travel day for me. See you soon.