Sunday, October 09, 2005

Chris Who?

Chris Burke, that's who. A 25 year old rookie for the Houston Astros just ended the longest post season game in Major League history, hitting a home run in the bottom of the 18th inning. Crazy.

And the winning pitcher? One, Roger Clemens. Bah! See, I was in a tough position. I wanted Houston to win the series. I mean, they were playing the dreaded (to this Mets fan) Atlanta Braves. But, I wanted Clemens to do poorly. Clemens came in as a pinch hitter (yeah, you heard me) in the 15th inninng, and promptly laid down a fine sacrifice bunt, which went for naught. He pitched three scoreless innings, and came up one more time in the bottom of the 18th inning. He got out, but set the stage for the second unlikely hero of the day - Chris Burke. Cause, I do consider Clemens a hero, pitching three innings on basically one day's rest, and no one expected him to have to hit. Clemens was literally the last player in the bullpen, and I think the 'Stros had gone through their entire bench, as well. Crazy.

Tonight? The Yankees are on the ropes against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (and my disgust with that name is worthy of a whole new blog). And, in case you're worried about who I'm rooting for, then all I have to say is... Let's go Angels! ... ... .

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