They got to see Don Mattingly again.
They got to root against Manny Ramirez again.
They got to rewind lots of great clips of World Series past again.
And they got to see Joe Torre bungle the bullpen again.
Three batters into the 9th inning it was clear that Jonathan Broxton was toast. Even Charlie Steiner and Rick Monday were talking about it on the broadcast. His fastball was flat and he was nibbling.
And the inning kept going… kind of like a Star Wars prequel… you kept hoping for that awesome thing to happen but as it kept going on you realized it was going to end up sucking.
And Charlie and Rick kept pointing out “nobody is warming up in the Dodger bullpen.”
Once the Yankees tied it 6-6, I turned it off. They won it right then and there. There was no need to play the bottom of the 9th nor the 10th. The entire planet knew the game was over.
And I had a great blog post all written in my head… and instead all I’ve got is this half assed entry.
Tip of the cap, Joe.
Now off to San Francisco.