All right, Marlins pitchers. What story are you going to tell your grandchildren? That with the greatest home run hitter of all time on the verge of history you went the way of all mediocre pitchers and simply walked him? Or you manned up to the challenge and got him out? Sorry to break the news to you all, but 99 percent of you middle relievers will be out of the league in a few years with precious few stories to tell anyone. So here's your test. You a big leaguer or not? He doesn't homer every time, you know.
Hoorah, the Giants offense went nuts, but watching the team is an exercise in frustration. How do you get picked off not once but twice when down by three runs? That's not big-league baseball, Dave Roberts and Ray Durham. (Really, does anyone on the bench or on the field ask these guys "What the hell are you thinking out there?")
Just another day at the office for Omar Vizquel. Ah, yeah, bad toss to second, guess I'll barehand it and relay to first for the double play. Yawn. Grounder up the middle, barely get the glove on it -- ah, what the hell, I'll play the carom and roll, then throw the guy out while sitting on my ass. Ho hum. This guy is from another planet.