"When I snap my fingers, you will be...Armando Benitez!"Except that the hypnotist never provided the key word to make him Brad Lidge again.
All right all right, I'm kidding.
He actually thinks he's Braden Looper.
Can you tell I was the opening act for the hypnotist? I have to find better gigs.
Seriously, a quick word on Brad Lidge...he's fine. Give the Podsednik adventure some credit for looking fastball, and hitting it. You want to get on Brad Lidge for giving Albert Pujols a pitch to hit in Game five, that's fine. But how many times have you sat in Shea Stadium with a fastball pitcher on the mound and a slap hitter at the plate and thought (aloud or otherwise) "throw him a fastball...this guy ain't Babe Ruth!"
If you can't challenge Scott Podsednik with one out and nobody on and a 2-1 count, then who can you challenge? The last thing you want to do is walk him...and he didn't miss those first two pitches by a whole lot. So let's not lay it all on Brad Lidge.
But just to be safe, I would steer clear of anybody claiming to be a hypnotist.