While looking up, he saw lights.
After he saw lights, he was still able to touch every base while trotting around the bases, and run in a straight line.
I'd say those symptoms, like that Hiroki Kuroda pitch, are long gone.
Good health to you going forward, Mr. Church. Hopefully, the flight that you're probably on as I type this, doesn't mess you up like your previous two.
Also, some random thoughts to follow you to California:
Were you surprised that Johan Santana is only up to win number 100? I sure as hell was. (By the way, Santana is now 7-3, 3.20 after 12 starts. After 12 starts last season: 6-5, 3.30. Yeah, he's really not the same, right ... ESPN?)
Do you get the feeling that if there is a Mets vs. Dodgers playoff series that the pitching probables would look like this:
- Game One: J. Santana vs. H. Kuo
- Game Two: J. Maine vs. H. Kuo
- Game Three: P. Martinez vs. H. Kuo
- Game Four: O. Perez vs. H. Kuo
This must be the real reason Don Mattingly is no longer traveling with the club as a coach: because he's in some laboratory in Evansville trying to figure out a way to clone Hong-Chih Kuo nine times by October.Forget Mike Piazza, if Jeff Kent (who was drilled again today by Joe Smith proving once again that Joe Smith is my hero) is such a shoo-in for the hall of fame as our broadcast crew seems to think, what cap does he wear? What do you think of him as? And is there a club that would be proud to have Jeff Kent immortalized in its cap? And is it wrong for me to associate him most strongly as being the whiny crybaby he was with the Mets? Can we put Jeff Kent in the Hall of Fame with a Met cap just to give me a good laugh every day when I wake up in the morning?
But seriously: If Jeff Kent gets into a Hall of Fame that is without Gil Hodges, I'd crawl into a grave just so I could spin.
All right, now that I've horrified you all, allow me to bring a little light back into your eyes: