Sunday, October 09, 2005

That's What I'm Talking About

Holy Toledo!

The Astros beat the Braves in four (if it is any consolation to Braves fans, it felt like five) to advance to the NLCS. We would like to take this opportunity to give a big The Ebb & Flow Institute salute to the Atlanta Braves. They played well, and we here at the Institute know that it sucks to lose after you have a big lead and your bullpen throws gas on a fire.

It was a great game, with great pitching performances, a grand slam for each side, and a two out ninth inning homer to tie the game. An old man got the win pitching on a night when he never dreamed he would take the field, he even laid down a beautiful sacrifice bunt. It was fun to watch Mr. Clemens trying to end the game himself by swinging for the fences. In the end the much younger Chris Burke became the hero of the moment an ended the six hour affair.

I don't know if the Astros can beat the Cardinals. But I do know this, the are not likely to quit.