Quote of the day
"We've heard a lot of people say we're not smart enough to know when to lose a game like most people do." -- Oakland outfielder Josh Reddick, after Oakland scored 3 runs in the 9th inning to beat Detroit 4-3
If you like playoff baseball, hunker down today. Four games. Two are deciding game-5s. The other two are 2-1, and could potentially end today as well. The first game starts at 1pm ET, and the last probably won’t end until about 12 hours later.
And if baseball doesn’t hold you, you can click back and forth to/from the Thursday night NFL football game. Or even a couple of college football games. And it’s only Thursday. The weekend doesn’t start until tomorrow!
Of course, there’s also the Vice Presidential debate…
Last night’s baseball games didn’t need any click relief. Raul Ibanez personally ended Baltimore’s 76-0 streak of never losing a game that they led after the 7th inning. As Tony Kornheiser put it this morning, Joe Girardi has “onions the size of pumpkins” for his decision to pinch hit for ARod in the 9th inning. On the west coast, the A’s continue to confound, as Coco Crisp continues to make decisive plays, this time with the bat in hand. Cuckoo! (actually, I guess that’s Cocoa Puffs, but …)