10/19/2005: Stumbling around the baseblogs....
I came across a description of Phat Albert Pujols's game winning blast Monday night at BS Memorial Stadium: King Albert
With Eckstein and Edmonds batting, it was as though two servants were clearing the way for the king- giving themselves up, bypassing smaller glory so that the Big Man could stride to the plate, zero in, flick his wrists and everyone could shut up and watch- staggering power both physically and emotionally jarring loose from those wrists, through his arms and onto his bat, taking a pitch delivered by one of the premier pitchers of his generation and thinking nothing more of it than "crush," or "obliterate," or more importantly, "win." Albert Pujols is royalty among other baseball men, someone those who follow the game so religiously should make their idol- DO make their idol.Go read the whole thing; there's some excellent baseball prose there (well, the whole first half of that post, that is; for some reason the author then tacks on a post about the Milwaukee Brewers that you can pass on, if you want).
Len on 10.19.05 @ 11:52 AM CST