Oh Bradley…You Were So Young Then…
Sure, most of us probably know about the sick game that Albert Pujols had yesterday. But did you know that he’s now calling his shots?
The following is an excerpt from today’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
After opening the third inning with a fly out, Pujols returned to the Cardinals clubhouse to review video. There he predicted to assistant hitting coach Mike Aldrete that his next at-bat would ricochet off the yet-to-open Royals Hall of Fame behind the visitors bullpen in left field. “He didn’t say he might hit the Hall of Fame. He said he would hit the Hall of Fame,” Aldrete recalled . . . When Meche finally threw the pitch, Pujols swatted it some 423 feet off a Hall of Fame window.
While he’s no Matt Stairs, I’m definitely happy he’s on my fantasy team.
Despite my large posting on him to the left/current hero-status in Philadelphia, it seems that Phillies’ Matt Stairs Gets His Ass Hammered By Guys (more on said ass-hammering here)
“I try to swing for the fences…That’s what I’ve done my whole career. I was very fortunate to square one up tonight. I’m not going to hit a single and steal second base. So I just had to swing hard and elevate.”
- Matt Stairs (the greatest hitter to ever step foot on this here Earth)
This photo from the Fightins sums up my emotions right now quite succintly:
EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are not aware, the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers this evening by a score of 7-5, as Matt Stairs capped a four-run Phillies 8th inning with a towering home run off of Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton, the first home run he’s given up in L.A. since July of 2006 (!). The win gave the Phillies a commanding 3-1 lead in this best-of-seven National League Championship Series and now stand exactly 1 win away from reaching their first World Series in 15 years (goosebumps). Seriously.
Victorino Does it Again