If you’re like me, Game 5 of the World Series last night played out more like a David Lynch film than an actual baseball game. To wit:
· FOX interviewing Derek Holland for a whole inning as he did an impression of Will Ferrell doing an impression of Harry Caray
· Adrian Beltre actually earning a paycheck instead of phoning it in like he did for four seasons as a Mariner*
· Albert Pujols hanging Allen Craig out to dry twice. I get that Pujols was walked three times and might not be in a rhythm, but man, put the bat on the ball
· LaRussa pulling Rzepczynski for Lynn, having Lynn intentionally walk the next batter and then pulling Lynn for Motte. Did Tony get his bearded pitchers mixed up?
*Yes, I’m still bitter about this. Shame on the M’s for signing him to a large contract after one allegedly steroid-fueled contract-year season