July 15, 2002


GOD BLESS YOU, BILL SELBY: For a Yankee hater like me, it's always gladdening to see them go down to defeat, preferably in dramatic 9th inning fashion (just like Game 7 of last year's World Series). And if it involves a walk-off grand slam as part of six runs off of "unhittable" closer Mariano Rivera, that's just icing on the cake. Cleveland rookie Bill Selby did just that today at the Jake, and coincidentally he looks just like Barry Pepper, the actor who played heroic home run hitter Roger Maris in the great HBO film "61*."
And best of all, since the Indians (or as the Star Tribune calls them, the "Cleveland Baseball Team") are no longer a threat to my 12-games-over-.500 Twinkies, I can root for them against the Yanks with a clear conscience.

Posted by Stephen Silver at July 15, 2002 12:23 AM
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