Son of Yhency

Saturday, March 18, 2006

The curse of Fruit-Rod continues

Switching over from the Tourney to U.S. versus Mexico in the World Baseball Classic on Thursday night, I caught Vernon Wells of the U.S. hit into a game-ending double play, thus sealing Mexico's 2-1 victory and sending the Americans back to spring training. I watched silently for a half minute until the cameras focused on Fruit-Rod, standing at the top of the dugout, looking sullenly out onto the field. And I burst. Because while it would have been nice for the U.S. to win this thing, that one sight made the loss all the worth while. That man had never won anything of significance. And it continues.