The Baseball Desert

Thursday, October 09, 2003

Wild Thing

Speaking of difficult pitches to hit, I was reminded of the movie Major League this morning, for the second time in two days. What prompted thoughts of that was a pitch thrown by Florida's Michael Tejara last night against the Cubs - check it out on's game wrapup. He went one better than Charlie Sheen's character - he didn't throw the ball over the catcher to the backstop, he threw it into his own team's dugout!!! It was one of the rare smiles that the Marlins had during last night's game, which they lost 12-3. The series is now tied at 1, and the teams head down to Miami for Game 3 on Friday. The Cubs maybe have the upper hand now, having really beaten up the Marlins in Game 2, but the Marlins are going home for games 3, 4 and 5, so that may work in their favour.