Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Art? Is That You?

Pop Quiz:

It's the tenth inning of a tie game, and your pitcher is facing the greatest pure hitter his country has ever known with runners on second and third and two men out, with first base open. What do you do?
  • Walk him, like the book says, and pitch to Hiroyuki Nakajima.
  • Pitch to Ichiro, and tempt fate.
Most sane men would have walked Ichiro Suzuki. Kim In-sik, the manager of South Korea, would have done that too. But we've secretly replaced Korea's fine manager with former Mets manager Art Howe. Will South Korea notice? Let's find out:

Uh-oh, I guess they did notice. And thanks to Art Howe, it's military duty for everyone.

1 comment:

Dan said...

I'm not sure which is better. The awesome graphic, showing the flags of Japan and South Korea and the score, that popped into the telecast when Japan scored the tying and go-ahead runs, or the excited voices of the Japanese(?) broadcasters happily describing the frenetic scene.

Great post.