positive town

5 10 2007

we may not be exactly where we want to be (eg. i may be a little shook), but winning three games in a row is not exactly an impossibility, AND if anyone is due to lose 3 games in a row it is a team that has won 18 of their last 20 or whatever.  i have complete faith that the series will be coming back to philadelphia for game 5.  one of my gambling degenerate friends (i include myself in this group) offered me 6-1 odds if the phillies win the series.  i obviously took the bet and it is going to be just that much sweeter when they win because i will be collecting his $600 as well (he had already owed me a hundo, so this really cost me nothing…spoken like a true degenerate gambler)

gambling problems are so 2008

by the way, this made me sick to my stomach the other day.  I was reading bill simmons article about the levelsof losing on espn.com, and came across this peach:

Level IV: The Guillotine
Definition: This one combines the devastation of The Broken Axle Game with sweeping bitterness and hostility. … Your team’s hanging tough (hell, they might even be winning), but you can feel the inevitable breakdown coming, and you keep waiting for the guillotine to drop, and you just know it’s coming — you know it — and when it finally comes, you’re angry that it happened and you’re angry at yourself for contributing to the debilitating karma. … These are the games when people end up whipping their remote controls against a wall or breaking their hands while pounding a coffee table. … Too many of these and you’ll end up in prison.

Best Example: Game 7 of the ’97 World Series (Indians-Marlins), when Cleveland’s Jose Mesa gave up the game-tying run in the ninth inning. Every Indians fan knew it was coming. Of course, the ’97 World Series never happened, so it’s probably a moot point. We need to get that one wiped out of the record books.

here i am reading this on wednesday and thinking “jose mesa was ruining playoff chances TEN YEARS AGO… we are so screwed if he has to pitch”  and who do they put in the game yesterday to really put the nail in our coffin??? i was furious





3 responses

5 10 2007

Not all that long ago, Omar Vizquel wrote a book (ha!) about the ’97 series where he ripped Joe Table for blowing the game (I vaguely remember something about Vizquel saying Jose had this totally vacant look in his eyes), and this was all I could think about when Mesa came in from the bullpen yesterday.

5 10 2007

If I ever see jose mesa, I will punch him in the face.

8 10 2007

Oh, barf, Phillies.

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