you’d bottle it if you could, then it would travel with you…confidence, the happy brashness that leaves doubt aside, the fun they’re having…and yes it feeds on itself, why not…has there ever been a four game series we start down five runs then systematically annihilate? to the point and at a level where you start feeling sorry for certain individuals on the other side – empathy misplaced you might say but their man with a long name beginning with E whose pitches had been pummeled all series took one on the calf in his final inning, spun like a top, had no idea where the ball was, didn’t seem to care, maybe smiled, maybe cried, you couldn’t tell…it summed it up, we were a class apart…
To sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock
In a pestilential prison with a life long lock
Awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock
From a cheap and chippy chipper on a big, black block!
A dull, dark dock
A life long lock
A short, sharp shock
A big, black block
To sit in solemn silence in a pestilential prison
And awaiting the sensation
From a cheap and chippy chipper on a big, black block! ( u-tube, the musical)
Medlen location poor early on, back to back homers in 2nd…Phillies 2/0
Heyward RBI in 3rd after Simmons l/off walk..Phillies 2/1
Home Cooking returns in the 5th! a 5 run ouTburst for the Bravos via Heyward l/off double, JuP single, Mac and CJ homers…massive blow by CJ to deep center…Braves 6/2
Medlen struggles again in the 6th, location..Utley solo homer..they add a 4th run via Delmon Young double..getting tight, Braves 6/4
7th, Carpenter replaces Medlen, strikes out the side 1,2,3…lovely
8th Walden in 1,2,3 with 2 k’s…bullpen terrific again so far, set up for a well rested CK…not too rested hopefully
9th Upton flies out deep, still swinging like a man reborn..Mac and umpire smiling jaw(?) called 3rd strike
Bottom of the 9th…
Delmon Young(3 for 3) k’s on awful call…Charlie tossed..Rollins tossed..Asche k’s, Kimbrel sharp..Frandsen flies out, 3 out, BRAVES WIN 6/4…
Great hitting from Heyward, Mac and CJ…so so from Medlen but terrific bullpen again…I have changed my mind – winning breeds arrogance and no one can pile on like Kipling, the imperialist to his toes…
‘crost the Bay! U-tube, the second musical
come you back to philly, yay!
where the old curmudgeons play
can’t you ‘ear their dentures rattle as they boot the game away?
on the road and ‘ere today
they could use a rain delay
an’ Amaro’s broke asunder payin’ deadbeats to decay.