A-Rod delivered the big blow last nightùbut, was he more the hero or Lidge more the goat?
Let's build the case for each...
A-Rod as the hero
A-Rod hammered a fastball to left that was just one mile-per-hour and about three inches different then the pitch he'd just taken for strike one.
(Technically the pitch seemed to A-Rod about two to three miles-per-hour different given the three inches higher, but that's easy pickins for a decent three-spot hitter.)
As a professional hitter in the three-spot of the biggest pay-rolled line-up in baseball, that's not much to pony up in a bid to be a World Series hero.
Lidge as the goat
Let's see, Lidge threw the same pitch twice in a row to the three-spot hitter of the biggest pa ...
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Article written by Tom Hanson