Yeah yeah yeah… three errors including 2 that produced runs in a 3-2 game.
Lest we forget he ALSO screwed up a sacrifice bunt in the 8th inning.
I feel very bad for him.
9 years in the minors… he scrapped and clawed his way to the big leagues…. he played 5 different positions in the minors trying to get a big league shot… He gets to the big leagues… hits a dramatic walk off grand slam earlier this year… and now finds himself starting in the post season.
It should be a feel good story about a guy who just wouldn’t quit.
And now he is going to be remembered as a post season goat.
I can’t help but feel bad for the guy.
A silver lining? He plays in Atlanta which isn’t exactly an intense baseball town. If he did this in New York, Boston or Philadelphia, he’d be burnt in effigy.
Back in 2007, I wrote about the post season innings that Bobby Cox must grumble and grind his teeth over.
Whether it was Lonnie Smith not scoring on Terry Pendleton’s double or Leyritz’s homer or the Astros come back in 2005… there have been many innings where if the breaks went slightly differently, Bobby Cox might have more than one World Series ring.
Well throw tonight’s top of the 9th on the pile.
If the Braves get that last out, they have the Giants on the ropes and the NLCS would be in their sites.
They are staring at elimination and a bittersweet ending for Bobby Cox’s career.
Read those inning recaps.
I’m not even a Braves fan and it breaks my heart.
Should give Brooks Conrad some relief to know he is in good company.
My friend and Giants fanatic Greg Lee sent me a text today.
“There are nights I am really happy I am NOT Brooks Conrad. This is one of them.”
But at least his defense is distracting people from his .100 series average.