No player in Major League Baseball history has ever won a World Series championship with four different franchises, and on October 27, 1991, the player who had the best shot at putting himself in a club all his own instead made one of the biggest gaffes in World Series history. In the top of the 8th inning of the do-or-die Game 7 of the 1991 World Series, Lonnie Smith was on first base with no outs when Terry Pendleton ripped a double into the left field gap that should have easily scored the speedy Smith to give his Atlanta Braves a 1-0 lead. Instead, this happened….
The veteran Smith, who was already a three-time champion with the Phillies (1980), Cardinals (1982) and Royals (1985), got utterly played by Minnesota Twins rookie second baseman Chuck Knoblauch, who with the help of shortstop Greg Gagne, faked Smith into thinking they were turning a double play even though Lonnie should have easily seen the ball hit into the outfield. That kept the game scoreless through regulation, and it was the Twins who would finally score in the bottom of the 10th to take what is rightly considered one of the greatest Game 7’s of one of the best World Series of all time.
And now The Nest will stop bowing at the altar of 1991 World Series hero Gene Larkin and proceed with this week’s Share Your World questions from Di!
How organized are you? Do you plan ahead, take things as they come, or does it depend on the circumstances?
I…….. uh………. shoot! I wasn’t ready for this question! Let’s see what I can come up with on the fly…..
How many Christmas presents have you bought already?
Do you prefer a family gathering for special occasions, or just you and your significant other?
I don’t prefer either… even though my significant other is a cat.
How many words do you think your pet understands?
None. Ody definitely does not understand the words for “move over so I can sit in the chair too” or “stop clawing at my mouth! I’m trying to sleep!” He is very adept at picking up on any indication he might be getting fed, though….
Please share a gratitude meme for your readers.
I’m thankful my world doesn’t revolve around a device….
how much days till christas? 56? uhoh!!!
Seems like the trees have been out forever at Mecca…
58 days. I’ve got all my Christmas cards made to post. Now I’ve just got to write them! Thanks for joining in.
I stay out of the Christmas tradition entirely, but since I work in retail, I also can’t avoid it!
Oh I’m sure Ody understands everything – he just chooses to ignore it (it’s a cat thing). Skunkbitch doing the toilet dive huh? Just when you think you’ve seen it all…..you haven’t.
Cats are the masters of the art of selective hearing…
Lonnie Smith was fortunate. Most players don’t get to participate in even one World Series.
Adn Yogi Berra could make a pair of brass knuckles out of all his rings….
Yay! It’s fun to see Zombie Squirrel here!
I’ve dropped my phone lots of times, thank goodness never in the toilet! Fun comic though. 🙂
If I carried one, I have no doubt I’d drop it in the toilet! Maybe intentionally….
YAY for zombie squirrels!
haha – intentionally – of course! 🙂
Thankfully I’ve never dropped my device in the ‘can’ but sometimes fear it’ll fall out of a pocket when I’m picking up dog poop along our daily walks. Which begs the question: why are women’s pockets so freakin’ shallow? Grr.
Well, I wouldn’t know about those shallow pockets. I don’t quite understand why so many people keep their phone in their back pocket. I mean, you shouldn’t really sit on it, right?
Love your fur ball!
He is something else!
Phillies and Cats! That is a winning team all the way. And squirrels. Add a few of those little asshole furballs in there too.
I think the Phanatic has a little possum in his ancestry…
Good point! Woo Hoo. Play Ball! Go Phillie Possums!
Excellent cartoon as usual! I’ve always said that this whole device = must have is a conspiracy. I never wanted one to start but now I’m tethered to the $%!# thing. Apparently, if one doesn’t fall in line with that way of thinking one is rendered invisible and some whiny asshole mewls on about how they can never get in touch with the person. Stray thought – maybe it’s deliberate! Just say ‘no’..I wish I had.
I have no qualms about being hard to get in touch with, and anyone who doesn’t like it is free to kiss the area under my tail….