Marlins2003 Posted July 9, 2005 Share Posted July 9, 2005 Even before the game started, and then between the first and second innings, the homeplate umpire was embroiled in an argument with someone (or more) in the Marlins dugout. And after Dontrelle fouled that ball off his foot and he refused to ask for help, it got worse. I was surprised whoever it was survived the game but he extracted his vengeance throughout the night. You can't ask more of Juan Encarnacion than his attempted catch of Burnitz' homerun ball. The wind was indescribable tonight. Burnitz's HR was a pop fly that just carried and carried and carried. Fight the wind was light being in the ring with Mohammed Ali. Mike Lowell's HR was as long as any home run I've seen the guy hit at PPS. He just might be coming around. I'm surprised to find no thread on it or his seven day .300+ batting average. It was mammoth. Messenger's stride to the plate is at least a foot longer than it was last time he was up. The grass in front of homeplate and on the third base line is barren and/or dead. No wonder JP has such trouble bunting at PPS. I know I've commented on this before, but it's getting worse, not better. The Cubs gave up right field in its entirety tonight to every Marlins batter, lefty or righty. The right fielder played in line with third and second. Bizarre. Even for Delgado. Shame on the Marlins for not taking advantage. The Cubs didn't win tonight. Mother Nature did. She played havoc with both teams and embarrassed them both. On JP's throw home attempting to get the runner, the ball moved one way and then the other, literally changing planes in the swirling wind. I hated the outcome and I hated the weather but it was a great game. Anyone who thinks we don't need a retractable dome stadium should be forced to sit through a replay of tonight's game in an Imax theatre with a guy standing behind with a water sprinkler and one of those fans you see in wind tunnels. I thought of Tom Lee often tonight. I hate all Cubs fans, young, old, male, female, I hate them all. . Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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