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Thursday, October 29, 2009
And That Happened: World SeriesPhillies 6, Yankees 1: Cliff Lee looked like Neo on top of the building at the end of the Matrix. Like the game slowed down just for him and he could see everything in ten different ways while the Yankees were stuck in their little three dimension world. With the exception of a couple of fat pitches, CC Sabathia wasn't bad himself, but Chase Utley deposited both of those fat pitches in the seats.
If you're the Yankees, you can't really worry too much about Sabathia's fat pitches or especially what Lee just did to you. He's good. You knew he was good. You knew that he is head and shoulders above the rest of the Phillies rotation and that losing to him is no dishonor. What you do worry about, however, is the fact that neither Phil Hughes nor David Robertson could keep it close, because Burnett and Pettitte are going to need a good bullpen behind them even more than Sabathia did, and right now that pen ain't getting the job done.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 5:38am
John- Quite right. I misread. Everything is the best, right?
Posted 10/29 at 10:05 AM
@Adam - I think you mean “grammar”.
Posted 10/29 at 10:14 AM
Jason B said...
Hereby awarded to John Willumsen: grammar rodeo, Head Buckaroo.
(Ah, the halcyon days when the Simpsons was clever and quotable…)
Posted 10/29 at 11:01 AM
Jack Marshall said...
I agree completely with Wooden. And yes, it is the end of the world. Sorry.
Posted 10/29 at 11:02 AM
Robertson wasn’t as bad as his results would indicate. The disappearance of midseason Phil Hughes is the most troubling thing for me in this postseason. What happened to that machine? Did Girardi and staff try to “improve” it?
Posted 10/29 at 11:08 AM
Jeremy Fox said...
The “Cliff Lee is Neo in The Matrix” idea actually works better than maybe even Craig realized:
In this scene, Keanu Reeves is Cliff Lee, the agents are Yankees (with Hugo Weaving as A-Rod), Carrie-Anne Moss is Charlie Manuel (who sent Lee out to do battle, though presumably without kissing him on the mouth first), and Laurence Fishburn is Craig watching on tv and realizing that Cliff Lee is The One.
I’m still trying to find a role for Chase Utley. Maybe Tank?
Posted 10/29 at 11:31 AM
Craig Calcaterra said...
“Carrie-Anne Moss is Charlie Manuel”
I ought to ban you for messin’ up one of my all-time great fictional character fantasy objects.
Posted 10/29 at 11:36 AM
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