The Baseball Desert

Thursday, October 23, 2003

Reverse curse of the Fox?

No sooner had the Fox team said that Alex Gonzalez had been struggling at the plate all postseason (with the lowest postseason on-base percentage in history...) than he hit one out of the ballpark off Jeff Weaver to win the game for the Marlins. It was a gutsy performance by Florida, who didn't fold after giving up their two-run lead in the ninth. Braden Looper pitched fantastically to get out of a bases-loaded jam and keep the Marlins in the game.

As for Weaver, his miserable season continues - he hadn't pitched since September 24th, then he comes in in a crucial situation and gives up the game-winning walk-off home run.

So, 2-2 it is. This thing could still go all the way...