HOME RUNS BY THREE KEVINS

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SILLY PHILLY

 

The Phillies game was pretty weird today but it was cool:

A)   

Because it was weird

B)   

Because they won

 

They fell behind early and it was 4-0 Giants then it was 5-2 Giants going into the bottom of the 8th inning.  It looks like a loss but a pair of 2 run shots by Kevin Flora and Kevin Jordan gave the Phillies a 6-5 lead.

 

But, of course, it was too early to relax.  The Giants scored 2 runs in the top of the 9th to retake the lead.  It looked the Phillies would once again find a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.  But Kevin Stocker led off the bottom of the 9th with a solo home run to knot the score at 7.

 

So the Phillies had three homers by guys named Kevin—None   of whom are exactly what you would call home run specialists.  I guess this is to be expected.  You can’t really expect the long ball from guys with a name like Kevin.  It’s just not a home run kind of name.

 

And the Phillies ended up winning the game in the 10th inning on an infield single that should have rolled foul save a rookie mistake by the pitcher.  It must really suck for the Giants to lose a game like that on home runs by three guys named Kevin

and an infield single that should’ve gone foul.

 

But I’m just thankful that Kevin Elster didn’t smack a home run during the game.  I’m not sure the human psyche is equipped to handle 4 guys named Kevin hitting home runs in the same game.  That might well be the signal that the apocalypse is coming if it ever does happen.

 

8-20-95

 

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