The Baseball Desert

Monday, September 01, 2003

I should be so lucky

Jim Edmonds robbed Kelly Stinnett of a home run on Friday night in the Cardinals' loss to the Reds, and then, for the benefit those fans who couldn't make it to the ballpark on Friday, he made another spectacular catch beyond the wall on Saturday to take a two-run homer away from Russell Branyan.

I appreciate the modesty with which Edmonds goes about the business of playing baseball, but as a sometime center-fielder, I do have a bit of a hard time accepting his analysis of the amazing catch: "I don't think it's that big of a deal. I got lucky...". Twice in two nights?? Hey Jim, come on over and help me fill in this week's lottery coupon, will ya?