Friday, April 02, 2004

I'm on vacation next week so I won't be starting the World Series until I get back. John and I have agreed to play the world series games LIVE. Yes, we will be making the decisions. We'll work out the details and let you know when and where in case you want to watch...how could it not be exciting?!?!

Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Kings of VORP clinch the pennant with a nail biting 2-0 win in game 6 over Jerry's Kids. Javier Vazquez pitched a brilliant complete game shutout for the victory. Vazquez and Bartolo Colon matched zeros on the scoreboard until the 8th inning. The Kings of VORP almost struck in the bottom of the 7th leaving the bases loaded when Koskie struck out after a walk and 2 singles had loaded the sacks. In the fateful 8th Nick Johnson led off the inning by flying out, Barry "mellon head" Bonds then stroked a double into the right field corner. Jerry's manager Jerry decided to leave the tiring Colon in the game after a brief trip to the mound. Off season comparisons to Grady Little will be applied to Jerry. The move appeared to work as Jim Emdonds struck out on high hard fastball, however Bret "don't call me Bert" Boone lofted an opposite field home run on the first pitch he saw to plate the only runs of the game.

Fans swore they could actually see Boone's head swell as he rounded the bases. Vazquez closed out the game by cutting the heart out of the middle of the Boys order, setting them down on 2 fly outs and a grounder to close the series. VORP players doused their upset manager with frosty Red Hook Ales after the game. VORP manager John Metzger was seen berating his players after their celebration "We've still got 1 more series to win boys."

VORP's next opponent remains unknown as the Bainbridge Bashers extended their series to a deciding game 7 by pummeling the Western Sounders 10 - 6.

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

The Bashers stay alive with a big win holding on after a six run second. How about some LCS MVP consideration to Mike Piazza. After posting a .244/.314/.448 during the regular season he has taken over the playoffs, leading both series with a 1.356 OPS. Now the series comes home with a classic Schilling/Zito duel. Let's hope the Bashers can force a game 7!

Monday, March 29, 2004

The brilliant managerial decision to start BH Kim in game 4 paid immediate dividends for the Kings of VORP. Kim started off giving up 3 runs in the first and it looked as though the Jerry's would continue their tradition of pounding of VORP starting pitching. However Kim settled down after the first to pitch 5 innings of shutout ball.

VORP chipped back to get within 1 run in the 3rd when Edgar Renteria went yard with Greg Myers aboard. VORP struck again for single runs in the 4th (Myers single driving home Ordonez) and 5th (Bonds double plating Nick Johnson) to take a 1 run lead. In the top of the 7th VORP got 2 more when an Edmonds single brought home Nick "the inhuman on base machine" (on base 5 times this game) and Bonds. Meanwhile Jerry continued to go down weekly against the submariner Kim tallying only 2 hits in innings 2 through 6.

In the 7th the VORP brought in flamethrowing reliever K-Rod who allowed 1 hit and 1 walk in his 2 frames of work. VORP added an insurance run off a Jim Edmonds big fly in the 9th. Matt Mantei came in after an inning opening single in the bottom of the 9th to induce Miguel Tejada to hit into a 6-4-3 double play and then a Castillo force out to close the game.

VORP sends ace starter Doc Halliday to the mound in game 5 to try and clinch the series.

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