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Monday, June 11, 2007

Mmmmm. Ground ball.

Sometimes words fail and you're just left with this: holy crap, that sucked. That sucked big time.

If you were searching for the exact opposite of a Kirk Gibson moment off the #1 pick in the MLB draft delivered by a pinch hitter with a .188 average, you could hardly do better (worse?) than watching Michigan's star pitcher lose his no hitter with two outs in the ninth. One single, one run, and... that sucked big time.

Is there anything more to analyze? Baseball, to me, has always been a sport of hot dogs and summer nights and not caring very much and things that either happen or do not happen without much in the way of reason driving said things on. It is a sport of fatalism and the cruelty of small sample sizes. So I struggle to come up with anything useful to offer here. Michigan did not hit that Reyes kid: dagnabit. End of productive conversation.

Game two is at 7 PM tonight; hopefully it will not suck. Liveblog coming.

Update: Sam @ BC&RS provides a much more comprehensive breakdown/recap. There is no squee in Samville this day.