Next time you find yourself wondering "Why did I get left out of the post season rotation?" just remember this moment:
Joe Blanton homered off of you.
A guy who prior to that swing was 2 for 32.
And your job was to stop the runs.
The Phillies were up 5-1... Eric Hinske, a trusted 2007 Red Sox, homered.
Thoughts of coming back danced in Tampa's head... provided you kept them off the board.
2 outs, nobody on...
And you let a .063 homer off of you in the World Series.
In defense of Hal Steinbrenner
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