Wednesday, October 05, 2011
The Ted Lilly Playoff Home Run Reaction Award goes to...
... Brewers pitcher Shaun Marcum.
Remember a few years ago in the 2007 Division Series, Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly let up a go ahead homer to Diamondbacks centerfielder Chris Young?
Lilly saw it was gone the second it left Young's bat. And he reacted by throwing his glove on the ground in disgust, a la Tanner.
Well last night Shaun Marcum let up a game breaking grand slam to Paul Goldschmidt.
Same mound as Lilly, Marcum threw his glove in the air in a gesture that said "Well THAT wasn't what I wanted to do."
Well done, Shaun Marcum. We need more unrepentant emotion on the mound.