Saturday, October 06, 2007
Justice was served tonight in The Baseball Post Season.
Justice--that The Chicago Cubs tried to "BUY" a Championship and Lost. Never can you pay BIG BUCKS and Fully Expect to Win The World Series.
Justice--that Alfonso Soriano--The Cubbies Biggest Off Season Signing--made The Final Out for The Chicago Cubs this season. In fact, Our Former Number 12 was booed a couple times during tonight's game. How quickly the home fans can turn on you--when WINNING is the only thing on their minds. Alfonso is now just another Superstar on an overpriced team in Chicago. In Washington--he was THE MAN. I like to know if he realizes that, or cares about that--now. Probably not.
Justice--that The Arizona Diamondbacks won this Division Series by playing and acting like A TEAM. Close Knit--not full of overpaid superstars. The D-Backs are a real team. Players you can enjoy watching play. Really, Arizona is fun to watch.
And, Justice when "Mi Amigo", Livan Hernandez, pulled off one of his Greatest Houdini Acts in the 5th Inning. Never can I say anything bad about "Livo". The Most Entertaining Pitcher in The Game. Not one single player that has ever played for Our Washington Nationals during their first three seasons in The Nation's Capital--caught my attention more. Old Number 61 is an ENTERTAINER--like no other. Never does he looked worried. Never does he not battle the opposition. That key double play ground ball to end the bottom of the 5th inning this evening with the bases loaded was VINTAGE LIVAN HERNANDEZ. Why pitch to the Very Dangerous Aramis Ramirez--just walk him--if you feel Mark DeRosa can be beat. Number 61 understands the nuances of the game. Its why he is so special. Its why he holds a special place in my heart.
"Livo's" Series Clinching Win Tonight--brought a HUGE SMILE TO MY FACE. And, when he bolted onto the field in celebration at the conclusion--you had to fear for his catcher, Chris Snyder's, well being--when Livan actually attempted to jump on top of Snyder in joy. I thought Hernandez was going to snap Chris' legs right from under him. Honestly, can you image that weight coming down on you?
Yes, Justice was Served, on The North Side, when The Arizona Diamondbacks defeated The Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field 5-1 this evening. And, once again--Former Washington Nationals were Key Players. Even Daryle Ward Struck Out in the bottom of the 9th--before Alfonso Soriano popped out to right field to end The Chicago Cubs Season.
Baseball always surprises me and never stops pleasing. It why I continue to love The Great Game So Much!
And, Yeah. Still, I would love to see Livan Hernandez throw out The Very First Pitch at New Nationals Park, wearing the Red, White & Gold for Our 2008 Washington Nationals.
Tonight's InGame Photos--(AP) Charles Rex Arbogast, M Spencer Green