Friday, April 21, 2006

A Room At The Heartbreak Hotel

Yahoo! Sports made a great move this season, in my opinion, by enlisting Jeff Passan to write for their baseball site. I had no idea who he was at the onset, but it didn't take me long to become a fan. He's a younger guy (or appears to be, anyway) and he seems to continually come up with storylines that would normally be considered out of the norm. In other words, he writes about things my generation - and the generation that followed - can relate to.

In his April 15 column, he wrote about a guy who put Vin Scully's voice to a Nintendo re-enactment of the ninth inning of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series.

Yes, that is the "Bill Buckner Game". Until 2004, it was the bane of Red Sox fans everywhere, though RedSoxNation probably still cusses the poor guy.

So, at the risk of alienating my New England family, here is the video that the young man created. It's worth watching, if only for Scully's voice.

I'm sorry, Aunt Donna.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Bullpen Woes

Just finished watching Texas versus Seattle. Texas bullpen implodes and blows a nice lead in the ninth. Horrible, just horrible.