One of our resident bloggers-in-crime, The Reverend Paul Revere, has been preaching the gospel of Cliff Lee all season, and it intensified once he became a Phillie, late in the season. He even proclaimed Lee as the greatest man who’s ever lived. My only evidence of Lee was his work on 1st 48—I mean, on SportsCenter every now and then, so I wasn’t too sure how good he really was, until I sat down for Game One of the World Series last night.
From the very first pitch, it was obvious that The Rev, as well as all the other experts, were correct. Cliff Lee isn’t human at all; he’s a certified serial/mass murderer. The control of his pitches is unreal; his command is off-the-charts. The Evil Empire was left befuddled, bemused, disenchanted, spooked, scared, and shook by the variety of pitches coming at them. He was catching pop-up fly balls with boring ease; he was fielding ground balls behind-the-back style, then tossing it over to Ryan Howard for the out. He was like the lil young dude in Wanted, after he learned how to kill people with Angelina’s training. He made it look too easy. It was one of the most brilliant displays of postseason pitching I have ever seen in my life. On top of that, he did it against the Yankees, a team I love to hate, with no shame whatsoever.
Can the Yanks come back after this display of pitching last night? It won’t get any easier with The Curl coming to the mound tonight, that’s for sure. At least they won’t have to worry about seeing Cliff Lee again; that is, if they able to hang around long enough to do so.
THOUGHTS ON GAME 1? CC PITCHED VERY WELL, CLIFF WAS BETTER...HOW DO YOU INDIANS FANS FEEL? LET US KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS!