The Diamondbacks won a heartstopping game against the Indians. The Tribe had a wonderful comeback in the 9th but with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th up stepped Wily Mo Pena.
Wily Mo Pena.
I never hated Wily Mo Pena. I just hated the trade. There was no reason to trade Bronson Arroyo for a backup outfielder. I said it then and I say it now.
Ah well… so Pena went from the Reds to the Red Sox to the Nationals… then out of the bigs in 2009 and 2010… off to Buffalo and Columbus and independent Bridgeport… then to Portland and Reno.
Now at 29 years old he is in Arizona and watch him become the very player Theo imagined when he shipped off a decent starting pitcher who has given the Reds some All Star numbers and a lot of innings eaten.