Thursday, October 05, 2006
Yesterday in the NLDS series between the LA Dodgers and the NY Mets, the Dodgers made the most boneheaded play I have seen in a long, long time. With zero outs early in the game, both Jeff Kent and J.D. Drew tried to score on a hit by Russell Martin. Kent hesitated, thinking the ball might be caught and Drew got stranded in no-man's land halfway between third base and home. They both got thrown out by a mile! And these guys are supposed to be seasoned veterans who don't make rookie bush league mistakes like that. Kent runs about as fast as my little mutt Ratdog in the mud, and J.D. Drew had no business even thinking about going home. You can time these clowns with a sundial! Instead of having the bases loaded with none out, the Dodgers killed a potentially big inning with really stupid baserunning. In the end, it cost them, because they lost to the Mets 6-5 and are now down 1-0 in the best-of-five series. Most of the time I bleed Dodger Blue, but when they do things like that, I just bleed!