…when it comes to yesterday’s RedSox game there isn’t a lot of distance between Republicans, Democrats, Conservatives, Liberals, Socialists, Catholics, Protestants, Jews, and Atheists in Massachusetts this morning.
I left work at midnight dead tired. I got home in the bottom of the 8th and the 9th inning (both halves) was one of the most incredible things I’ve ever seen in the game and I’ve been watching since I was five in 1968.
Joe Castiglione will be forever remembered for falling out of his chair calling Andrew Benintendi’s Catch and if there was ever a catch to fall out of his chair this was it. I’ve been telling friends for years that when I see Benintendi it’s like watching a young Yaz. As of yesterday everyone in the world now knows it.
Let’s not forget that nobody would be talking about Andrew Benintendi’s spectacular catch to prevent a hit that would have cleared the bases and given the Astros the win in the bottom of the 9th
if in the to of the 9th Josh Reddick doesn’t make a catch at least as good to prevent a hit that would have cleared the bases and given the Redsox a 5 run lead to save the Astros.
I have never seen two halves of a 9th inning end in such a spectacular fashion ever, let alone in a playoff game.
I didn’t see or hear the play fan interference play till I got home.
To my eyes the ball was over the fence and both the fan and Mookie had equal rights to that ball. Without a question Mookie would have caught it if there was no fan there, the only question is did he reach over. I think the fan was in the process of doing so but he had not reached that mark yet and of course it being a playoff game there was an umpire in right field to call it and from what I understand the umpire called for the review (Pedro Martinez noted it was a smart move by the ump to do so) I’m happy we won but I don’t fault any Astros fan for thinking they were robbed on that play, but as their manager said, they had plenty of chances to win it.
I had a post hitting Elizabeth Warren all set for this morning, but after a win like this, we’re all on the same team for a day.
P.S. Last night when they announced that David Price would start today I was scratching my head. You are throwing a guy who has never won a post season game, who finally had a start that wasn’t a disaster in a situation where he is bound to fail, 3 days rest against one of the best pitchers in the game who in his last three elimination games HAS NOT GIVEN UP A RUN. Now that I’ve slept on it it makes a lot more sense. There is no pressure on Price at all, he is not expected to win this game so if he blows it, NBD, we’ve got two games at Fenway to win it including Nathan Eovaldi on full rest for game seven if needed and of course if he wins, even better. No pressure at all.