September 21, 2005

Exclamation Point

8-0

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It was a tight game tonight until John Garland tried to get a high 3-2 fastball past Travis Hafner in the 8th inning. Hafner muscled it out for a 3-run homer, and added another clout in the 9th for good measure. Hafner reached 30 home runs and 100 RBI tonight, stats that are more impressive when you realize he missed 10% of the season after getting hit in the face with a pitched ball. His 1.008 OPS (OBP + SLG) trails only Ortiz and A-Rod in the AL and is 5th in all of MLB.

This blog's preoccupation in recent days with sports, especially baseball, is an accurate reflection of how it consumes my consciousness when the Indians are in the pennant race this time of year. I had almost forgotten what it was like.

Posted by dan at September 21, 2005 11:55 PM
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Hey Dan, you making it to any of the games then?

Posted by: cwp at September 22, 2005 11:41 AM

Quite a few recently. We got to the Sunday night ESPN game last week (10-0 after 2) and also the Ben Broussard Day game (Tues). I've probably seen 16-18 games total this year.

Posted by: dan at September 23, 2005 02:47 AM

Cool. I'm not a big baseball fan, but the I've caught the baseball fever with the Indians making such a great run. I've been to a couple of games this year and just bought tickets for the last game of the season against the White Sox. Should be a hell of an ending.

Posted by: cwp at September 24, 2005 05:11 PM
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