Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Thank You Carl Everett!

Last night's Tribe game was fun to watch, but also a little troubling. It's great to see them hit in April, and Cliff Lee certainly gave them a nice start, but the bullpen looked downright scary at times. That's why I want to say a big thank you to noted humanitarian and all-around baseball nice guy Carl Everett. Even though Carl's a Mariner, he was one of the Indians' heroes last night.

The Tribe took a 9-3 lead into the 8th inning, but neither Sauerbeck nor Miller could find the plate, and the Indians quickly found themselves in a bases loaded, no outs jam. Up comes Carl Everett. When we last heard from Carl, he was bashing Kenny Williams for letting him and Frank Thomas go, thus depriving the White Sox of their wise and experienced leadership.

Carl showed quite a bit of leadership last night. Even though Matt Miller hadn't thrown a strike to the first two batters he faced, Everett jumped on Miller's first offering and grounded into a 4-6-3 rally killing double play. The next batter, Kenji Jojima, grounded out to end the inning, and the Tribe dodged a bullet.

Thanks again, Carl!

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