Tuesday, September 19, 2006


Congratulations to the New York Mets, who clinched the National League East tonight and finally shook off that tomahawk-chopping monkey off their backs. But thanks to some historic antics at Chavez Ravine tonight courtesy of Jeff Kent, J.D. Drew, Russell Martin, Marlon Anderson, Kenny Lofton (way to draw a walk, Kenny!) and, of course, Nomar "Walk-Off" Garciaparra, I'm flying high on the anything's-possible kind of thrill that only baseball can deliver and holding out hope for a rematch of that 1988 Mets-Dodgers NLCS. It can't possibly get any better than this, can it?

UPDATE 9/21/06: Well, two losses to the Pirates and a surging Philly team later, it certainly could get better, and it could get worse. With 10 games to go, here's some fine mojo for you Dodger fans (and fans of games of the century-type stuff) who might have missed it or who just can't stop reliving it.

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The 'Stache said...

Free at last, free at last, The Infield Fly Rule is free at last!

Proud of ya, Dennis.

Now, what exactly does this all mean?

scot said...

I am hoping you guys win the division and I am hoping for a monumental Padres collapse so my Phils can sneak in. Hopefully last night's loss sticks in the Padres heads for a while.

Lucas said...

i just watched the archive of this on MLB.TV...wow.

and Vin Scully's referencing Dylan Thomas on-air. you can't beat that.

Anonymous said...

It's only 'cause you have a magical Red Sox lucky charm on your team now. Those Red Sox are capable of anything. Even when they leave and are on other teams.

- The Mysterious A|d|r|i|a|n B|e|t|a|m|a|x

Anonymous said...

I'm personally hoping that y'all win the division and San Diego wins the wild card (though I'm afraid that your observation that they could lose momentum after this loss sounds plausible). This scenario keeps Ryan Howard out of the playoffs and it sets up that NLCS rematch after both the Mets and Dodgers neatly dispatch their opponents in simultaneous sweeps.

And be prepared: if anyone in that hypothetical championship game is going to limp out onto the field to hit a walk-off homeroom it's got to be Cliff Floyd, yeah? He's the only one on either roster with both the requisite injury and power!

Anonymous said...

Er... home run.

Anonymous said...

(ahem)... Go, Padres!

[scuttles back into her perpetually unpopular hovel]