Joe, after Reggie Sanders hits a 3-0 FB from Jake Peavy for a grand slam:"John, I don't think I've ever seen a playoff game where someone swings 3-and-0 with the bases loaded...I have never seen that. I mean, I've never seen a manager give a guy the hitting sign 3-0 [in the playoffs]. I'm sure it has happened, but I've never seen it work, anyway."
Well, Joe, if you search back through your memory banks, deep in the archives of all the playoff games you've seen, you might remember one other time. It will be difficult to remember -- and I don't blame you for what you said -- because you would have to think back all the way to the most recent playoff game that was played
, which was Game Four of last year's World Series, in this very stadium, against this very Cardinal team, when Trot Nixon swung 3-0 and hit a 2-run double off the wall in right-center.
I mean, seriously. You don't remember it happening? It happened as recently as it could possibly have happened. In the stadium in which you currently sit. Nice research. Why didn't you just use your computer and look up-- oh, right. Sorry.
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