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Friday, October 06, 2006


Maybe Someday, Kirk Gibson Will Finally Show Up in the Playoffs

Does the name Mike Celizic mean anything to you guys? He's a typist for, who sometimes types about sports. I can't remember if we've ever written anything about him before...check the archives. There might be one or two musings on his talents. I honestly can't remember. Anyway, he just wrote an article for called -- I kid you not --

Glavine Finally Erases His Playoff Demons.

As in: Tom Glavine.

As in, the guy who clinched the 1995 World Series with this line:

8 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 8 Ks.

And the guy who won Game Two of that same WS with this line:

6 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 3Ks.

The guy with a 2.47 World Series ERA. The guy who has given up (pay attention to this) 33 hits in 58.1 WS innings.

That guy. That guy finally erased his playoff demons with a Game Two Division Series win over the Dodgers.

I know he's had some crappy outings in the playoffs. I know that he's like 13-15 lifetime in the postseason. But when you play in the postseason every year for 32 consecutive seasons, you'll have some crappy outings. Whitey Ford was 10-8 in the postseason, and had an ERA over 8.00 in his final World Series. Think he had any playoff demons?

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