Don't put a Mariner out to do an Angels job. Figures that K-Rod had to come in and save the day after J.J. Putz lived up to his name, nearly blowing the Angels bid for home-field advantage in the World Series. How embarrassing must it be to be pulled from a save situation in the All-Star game.
Even Atlee Hammaker would have to chuckle at the way Putz folded following Brian Roberts error.
And speaking on that, with home-field advantage on the line, shouldn't all Orioles, Devil Rays, and Royals be removed from the game? Hey, at least the Yankees were able to contribute something to the Angels post-season cause. You know, other than being a doormat for the team in October.
A couple of notes here, was anybody else expecting better Ichiro quotes after the game? Kind of like his interpreter was on his best behavior. Disappointing.
Has Joe Buck surpassed Chris Berman in the annoyance factor in these games? Nothing worse than his intro, "I'm Joe Buck and I'm such a glory-hungry media whore, Tim McCarver will be along in a moment even though he's standing right next to me. Because right now is all about me (female dogs.)"