Originally Posted by redsmetz
The lead to this morning's Washington Post story:
Everything was a mess Sunday night for Henry Rodriguez. His nerves, the slop at his feet, the loaded bases behind him — all of it, in every way, an utter, complete mess, made worse by the man knocking the weighted donut off his bat in the on-deck circle. Walking to the plate with two outs in the ninth inning, already with two home runs and now carrying a chance to end the Washington Nationals’ long, wet and miserable day in the most gut-wrenching fashion, was Joey Votto.
“Cross your fingers there,” first baseman Adam LaRoche said. “It doesn’t matter who’s on the mound.”
28,361 at Great American Ball Park.
I add this because its funny to put that attendance number without qualifying that there were probably about 361 of those left at game's end.
With that said, now that's a game story. Good sportswriting right there.