The Baseball Desert

Saturday, April 21, 2007

October baseball... April.
Common theory amongst many baseball people is that you win 50, you lose 50 and what you do in those other 62 is what determines the season. The last two nights we won games that should have been in the ‘lose 50’ column. That’s big no matter what day on the calendar it is, or who they happen against. (Curt Schilling)
He's right: two runs down against Halladay and four down against Rivera - the odds on getting two wins in those situations are pretty thin. At 6-2 down, I was this close to calling it a day, but I stuck it out and was lucky to see a game that was, as Beth put it, "2004 style."

It's only one game, but it's the kind of game that has everyone feeling that anything is possible. And that kind of feeling, in April, is possibly worth even more than the notch in the win column.

One more thing. This:
is the face of a man on a mission. It's Coco's "Fuck the Mendoza Line" face, and I'm hoping we see it for many more games to come.

Obsessive Anal-Retentive Game Counter: 14