Thursday, September 30, 2004

Left Brain / Right Brain

For the 2nd night in a row, I enjoyed the Cardinal game, getting to see most of it on TV. With 2 outs in the 9th and the tying run at the plate, however, my emotions went up and down over the course of about one second.

"What is he doing swinging at the first pitch?"

"He just tied the game!"

"Man, they lost!"

And I was down about the loss for a few minutes. Then, the two sides of my brain started conflicting with one another.

Left Brain - Scott Rolen looked good, including a home run off of Roger Clemens

Right Brain - But the Cardinals lost!

Left Brain - It was good to see Steve Kline getting some work, and doing so effectively

Right Brain - But why didn't La Russa bring him in to face Berkman in the 7th?

Left Brain - It wouldn't have mattered, the Astros were already up by one.

Right Brain - And why did La Russa allow Suppan to pitch to Bagwell with the game tied?

Left Brain - It was obvious that Suppan wasn't supposed to give him anything to hit - he just left a pitch over the plate.

Right Brain - But the Cards were swept!

Left Brain - That should have been expected with Clemens starting and the Cardinal lineup featuring Anderson, Taguchi, and Cedeno hitting at the top of the order.

Right Brain - At least this makes things harder on the Cubs.

Left Brain - At least this makes things harder on the Cubs.


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