Sunday, November 1, 2015

Does Hardball Karma Come Full-Circle After 29 Years?

Come on, everyone one of us was thinking it. Not quite 29 years to the day (October 18, 1986), a Metropolitan player was victimized by a game-changing error in the World Series. Daniel Murphy—who after last night should absolutely become a Carmine Hoser next year—let a slow roller go under his glove in a 5-3 loss to the Royals in Game Four of the World Series. That's the exact score—5-3—that the Red Sox were up on the Mets in the 10th inning of the 1986 World Series. Then, something happened. Last night, it happened again. And on Halloween to boot! Murphy's error opened the floodgates to a Royals eighth-inning rally. And, just as was done nearly three decades ago, Murphy "manned-up" and took responsibility for the gaffe. Folks, this stuff doesn't happen in other sports.