Thoughts, lists and other compulsive bits about baseball from comedian filmmaker television producer/Red Sox fan Paul Francis Sullivan....
feel free to call him “Sully.”
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Um maybe it was best that this WASN'T shown in Cincinnati!
Earlier today, I griped about the Reds game not being shown on TV in Cincinnati. Now I realize it was merciful that it wasn't!
This is why baseball is the greatest game of them all. In football if a team was down by a lot with a minute to go, you can take a knee. In basketball you can run out the clock. In hockey you can trap until time runs out.
In baseball, you need to get 27 outs.
The Braves down 9-3 in the 9th and dead from the neck up? They just got hit after hit... the Reds made a few errors... next thing you know some guy named Brooks Conrad hit a ball off of Laynce Nix's glove and over the wall for a walk off grand slam.
Of course Conrad thought Nix had caught it and started walking back to the dugout... before he put 2 and 2 together and realized that everyone was rushing the field... and they wouldn't do that for a sacrifice fly that made the score 9-7, Reds.
The really unfair thing...
If Laynce Nix is remembered at all for this game, it will be because the walk off grand slam went in and out of his glove.
He went 3 for 5 with 3 RBI, a homer and missed the cycle by a triple.
Joey Votto hit a grand slam as well... nobody will remember that.
It's a cruel game and a sure fire win turned into a gut wrenching loss... and with the Cardinals win, the Reds have fallen out of first place.
Man, it's a good things Reds fans didn't see this!