Take it easy, Ron Gardenhire! It could be worse, you could be 10.5 games out and looking to next year already, like your friends in Cleveland. Instead, you are still in there. No, even though you have not been mathematically eliminated from the American League Wild Card playoff spot, you are going to have to win the division to get into the post season. And guess what? We, here in Cleveland are rooting for you!...Just not Monday, or Tuesday, or tonight. Come Thursday, feel free to go for it! Ron was so down after losing to the Tribe and Victor Martinez last night in 11 innings, he was quoted as saying, “It’s a tough one to swallow. We’re snake bit.”
No, you are not snake bit but just delayed a bit in your quest. Don’t worry about the snakes, most of them in Northeast Ohio are non-poisonous. In fact, when Ozzie Guillen and team were here earlier this month, there were reports of many of our snakes dying after biting the White Sox.
Hang in there Ron, after facing Cliff Lee tonight, we here in Cleveland are all for ya!
In fact, we will be finishing the season in the Windy City where we plan on biting Ozzie and company ourselves.
The guys are lining up for tetanus shots now.
Congratulations to Victor Martinez on his 3-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th inning last night at the “Pro.” Although we tried desperately to give the game back to the Twins by relinquishing 8 unanswered runs with an 8-1 lead, it just made for a fantastic finish, the likes of which we haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing this year.
Nice shot by Grady Sizemore as he hit the “Grady Pole” in the bottom of the 8th inning to enable the comeback!
Grady uses a little "Fisk-Body-English" to hit his own "Fair" pole!