Sunday, October 18, 2015

Pic of the Week

Jose Bautista reacts to a called third strike during
Saturday's game in Kansas City.
I know, and you know, that the real pic of the week in baseball -- probably the pic of the year -- is the same guy throwing his bat aside after a game-breaking homer in Game Five of the division series.

But I used that one already.

So here is Jose Bautista in a decidedly non-triumphant moment.  As I write and post this, the Kansas City Royals have a 2-0 lead in the best of seven series. But now the ALCS moves to Toronto, and this series matches a pair of teams emphatically crafted to fit their home arena. The Royals are speed, contact hitters, outstanding defense; the Blue Jays lineup is one power hitter after another. The Kansas City stadium discourages the long ball; Toronto's retractable dome rewards it.

The Jays are down. They are not out.

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