August 04, 2005

Cubs Lose!

I went to the Phillies-Cubs game last night at Citizen's Bank, and saw one of the more exciting finishes I've ever experienced in person.

Here's the bottom of the ninth for you: Score tied 3-3. Jimmy Rollins doubles, then advances to third on a groundout. The Cubs intentionally walk the next two hitters, Chase Utley and Bobby Abreu. Then the Cubs bring in an obscure pitcher, Michael Wuertz, who takes Pat Burrell to a full count.

Burrell then swings and misses at the payoff pitch, but the pitch got away from catcher Michael Barrett. By the time Barrett got ahold of the ball, he threw to third rather than wait for Rollins to reach the plate, and the throw back from third baseman Aramis Ramirez was not in time. Game over.

I listened to WIP in the car on the way home, and it should go without saying that the callers and hosts spent the evening trashing the Phils- who are 57-52 and just a handful of games out of both the division and wild card leads- as "losers," with one caller even calling for a fan boycott. From that, you'd think they were 20 games under .500 or something. The lesson, as always: East Coast sports fans are insane.

Posted by Stephen Silver at August 4, 2005 05:24 PM

So does the guy who struck out get an RBI?

Posted by: jaws at August 5, 2005 09:56 AM
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