Gonna make this brief, because we have a very busy travel day ahead:
I've heard of problems with the bullpen phone before, but nothing like this. No previous instances in which the message was so botched and the stakes so high.
Cuh-ray-zee. But even outside of that wackiness and whatever occurred when Allen Craig was thrown out stealing in the seventh, La Russa still made a slew of terrible decisions. Then again, had Mark Rzepczynski turned that double play off David Murphy in the eighth, then maybe St. Louis would've won.
Oh, and in a related story, Mike Napoli came up huge again - hitting eighth, again.
It's been a fun Series; I look forward to Game 6 Wednesday night. Or maybe Thursday night. Wednesday's forecast is awful.
--My World Series insider is about A.J. Preller, a Long Island native who has played a critical role in the Rangers' success.
--Brian Cashman's inexorable march towards a contract extension continued yesterday, as Cashman met face to face with Hal Steinbrenner.
--I might check in today. Then again, I might not. It depends on how things go.