Sunday, June 10, 2007
(posted by OMDQ)
An ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game that doesn't feature the Yankees or Red Sox? Is this even legal?
Just kidding. I'm actually very happy that neither of those teams are involved tonight, although the Cubs and Braves aren't exactly the most exciting matchup imaginable - well, until the last few minutes, anyway. My favorite part of THAT little issue was that they spent five minutes trying to figure out why Lilly got tossed - "Gammons is in the dugout, maybe HE knows! Peter, HELP US!" - before Miller casually mentioned that the UMPIRE WAS WEARING A MICROPHONE!
Gee, that information might have been useful, I don't know, when the question of why Lilly had been thrown out first came up.
I also enjoy that Joe Morgan still can't figure out why Jim Wolf delayed so long in throwing Lilly out of the game. Here's my theory: when Wolf was walking Renteria down to first, it sounded like he told Lilly to "shut your mouth". Just a thought, but maybe Lilly didn't heed that warning, threw in a few additional comments and was sent to an early shower as a result.
My guess, however, is that Joe and Jon wonder about this issue for the rest of the game. I guarantee it comes up at least four more times. (Since I typed that sentence, they've mentioned it twice. I think I set the over/under was a bit low.)
EDIT 8:46 - I might've given Wolf too much credit. They have him on tape as saying, "I knew he was gonna throw at him. I was waiting for it." No problem - if pre-game warnings were issued. According to Gammons, they weren't.
Also: top third, they're still talking about it.