It looked like one of those macho things. Just blow the ball pass him. Remember Game 7 of last year's National League Championship Series when Roger tried to blow it by Pujols and didn't. My best friend told me then that it looked like one of those macho things - who's got the bigger b_lls. I don't care about b_lls, I want to know who has the brains.
In today's Chron, closer Brad Lidge says - "I'm going to wake up tomorrow ..... and I'm not going to think about it again." Guess you're never going to watch TV again, cause since I got to my pad last night, the blast has only been shown a jillion times. If we're not playing in Chi-Town Saturday evening, you will never forget the shot heard round H-Town.
Commentary is clearly on record regarding Albert Pujols. In a situation like the one Brad Lidge faced last night, with everything on the line, Albert doesn't get thrown strikes. Don't out-macho him, out smart him.
OK my fellow fans, we all got caught up in yesterday's Astromania, figuring out how to get tickets to the World Series, we got ahead of ourselves. Commentary will say it again, it won't be easy, but we can do it. With the kind of year we've had, I guess it is appropriate that we have to go to Missouri and finish the job. Take a deep breath, get back to your work station, put in a few productive hours, and before you know it, Wednesday evening will roll around and Roy O. will be on the mound - we're in pretty good shape.
October 18, 2005, 9:00AM