Saturday, August 15, 2009

1999 Pacific Revolution #107 Desi Relaford

Braves 4, Phillies 3

I'm struggling with with a tough question right now and perhaps a few readers of this blog can provide assistance. Which is uglier - the way the Phillies lost this afternoon to the Braves or this 1999 Pacific Revolution card? Consider the following:

The way the Phillies lost this afternoon to the Braves: Entering the bottom of the 9th inning, the Phils held a 3-2 lead. Brad Lidge surrendered a lead-off single to Garret Anderson. (The "single" should have been handled by Chase Utley.) On a sacrifice bunt by Mike Diaz, Lidge bobbled the ball (error #1) and then threw it away (error #2) allowing Anderson to score from first to tie the game. An intentional walk and then an unintentional walk loaded the bases. Omar Infante singled to left, and the Braves won 4-3. That the Phils were 1 for 12 with runners in scoring position contributed to the ugliness of the loss, but Brad Lidge sealed the deal. Lidge has now blown eight saves. He has an 0-5 record with a 7.27 ERA.

This 1999 Pacific Revolution card: It appears as if a disco ball threw up leaving behind a splattered pile of glitter and Desi Relaford.

Yep, this is a head scratcher all right. Any thoughts?

2 comments:

capewood said...

Not much is uglier than what you described about the Phillies game.

jim said...

Struggle no more...weak outing by Phillies/Utley/Lidge...
Weak Relaford Card...a tie