For the second time in history baseball is being played on Halloween.
The first time, Tino Martinez hit a 2 out 2 run game tying homer in the bottom of the 9th and Derek Jeter hit a walk off shot... both off of Byung-Hyun Kim in Game 4 of the 2001 World Series.
That World Series was played on October 31st because September 11th delayed the playoffs by 10 days.
This World Series is delayed so Fox can promote Lie to Me.
Tomorrow night's game is, dare I say it, a must win for the Phillies.
Yeah I know the Phillies did what they needed to do to take home field advanage away from the Yankees.
But suddenly the Phillies find themselves in a tricky spot.
Cole Hamels is on the mound. Remember him? The dud who won the NLCS and World Series MVP last year?
A TV producer I know who will remain nameless is a big Phillies fan. He said the Phils should start J. A. Happ over Hamels.
I asked "You'd put Hamels in the bullpen?"
And he replied... and I quote... "F*ck him! Might help him grow up!"
(Asterix was added by me.)
So Hamels is a year has fallen from post season ace to an F bomb.
If Hamels earns that F bomb tomorrow and the Phillies fall 2-1, then Sabathia will take the mound in Game 4 and make a 3-1 hole very real.
So win this game Hamels. Show the same resolve and fight that Laurie Strode had in that closet.
Get the coat hanger and jab it in the Yankees eye!
If you don't stop them... the Yankees will keep coming back to you and even Dr. Loomis won't be able to save you now!
Pregame notes: First base uncertain with Teixeira out
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