October 26, 2007
Let's set the scene, here.
It's an important game of the World Series, and the trailing team's left fielder and MVP candidate rips a scorching line drive, putting him on first base in a game his team trails 2-1. The hit makes him 4-for-4 on the day, and gives his teammates hope, since it puts him on ahead of some of the other big bats in the team's lineup.
Then, it happens. Brain fart. The MVP candidate is picked off first.
Is it me ... or does that sound like a certain player on the Boston Red Sox we have grown to know and love?
Double standard? I'm not saying ... I'm just saying.