I sure picked a good night to miss my first game of the season!
Poetic thoughts of the Dodgers from Jon Weisman:
With the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth inning and the score tied at 2, Ramirez replaced Mark Loretta in the on-deck circle, waited out a pitching change, stepped in, saw 726 inches of a meat fastball and swung a sonic boom.
Ramirez plugged the erstwhile Big Red Machine into a light socket; he dropped them in a bath with a toaster. His grand slam, the 21st of his career, brought the fans to their feet and popped them like champagne corks, and turned the tight game into a 6-2 Festivus for the rest of us.
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