I think Albert Pujols’ 9th-inning home run against the Astros last night is still traveling down Texas Ave–it might be in San Antonio by now. Have you ever seen a ball more perfectly and purely hit? By the way, Astros: WALK PUJOLS. He’s the best hitter in baseball and if you hang a slider in the middle of the zone, he’s gonna crush it!…But I guess we ALL know that now.
Brad Lidge said that you don’t walk a guy and put the tying run on second base, even if it is Babe Ruth. Okay. Whatever! I wish it were Babe Ruth…he’s dead! Don’t you remember a few years ago when Bobby Valentine’s Mets walked Barry Bonds when the bases were loaded? The Mets had a 3 run lead and figured a two run lead was better than letting Barry swing with three men on base. Smart thinking.
The series goes back to St. Louis and Busch Stadium. It’s gonna be great. I predict the ‘Stros will pull it out and be headed to their first World Series. After that all bets are off. The White Sox had a great season and may be a team of destiny. Remember: the White Sox have thrown a World Series more recently than they’ve won one. Fate may be on their side. Or, the Black Sox scandal may forever jinx them from winning the series. Either way, before the Series begins, go check out one of my all time favorite movies, Eight Men Out.