Save a stupid, lucky, seeing-eye home run by Dan Uggla, Roy Halladay broke the faces of the Marlins with relative ease last night. Ease, I say.
"But I was busy making chicken parm, ZWR!!! What was the line?"
Boom: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER (see above), 9 K, 1 BB
"Holy poop. His strikeout to walk ratio is over 7.5 to 1 now, isn't it ZWR?!"
Girl you know it is.
When asked by Sixers beat reporter Dennis Deitch about trying to make contact with Halladay's nasty cutter, noted hustler Hanley Ramirez, who went 0-4 with 2Ks, referenced Barry Larkin's great uncle Philip:
"And so it stays just on the edge of vision,
A small, unfocused blur, a standing chill
That slows each impulse down to indecision.
Most things may never happen: this one will"
As Deitch attempted a follow-up, Ramirez continued, with spirit, almost yelling:
"And realisation of it rages out
In furnace-fear when we are caught without
People or drink. Courage is no good:
It means not scaring others. Being brave
Lets no one off the grave.
Death is no different whined at than withstood."
Later, first baseman Gaby "with one B" Sanchez is believed to have whispered to Ramirez:
"'You look as if you wished the place in Hell,'
My friend said, 'judging from your broken face.' 'Oh well,
I suppose it's not the place's fault,' I said.
'Nothing, like something, happens anywhere.'"