Originally posted by DMCThe fact is the Angels just assumed they were going to steamroll their way to the title, so Bonds didn't really scare them. It took a good, solid veteran team like the Giants to give them a shot of reality
I find that extremely hard to believe that the Angels thought they were going to steamroll anybody! I think it's fair to say that Bonds scares the crap out of everyone he faces. Some admit and some don't though.
Why yes, Barry DOES scare anybody he faces. I don't think he intimidated our friend, Francisco Rodriguez, because I honestly think the kid doesn't know any better. I mean, this kid's just coming up from Venezuela. I can see the conversation now...
Scoscia: Ok, Francisco, you're going to be pitching to Barry Bonds. Can you strike him out like you strike out everybody else? Francisco Rodriguez: You bet! Uh...who's Barry Bonds? Scoscia: Uh.........nobody! He's...uh...just like everybody else. Yeah...that's the ticket.
Poor, naive little kid.
"See Nash, you can wear any Halloween costume you want to, but you know and I know that you're only half the man that I am - and I have half the brain that you do."
Gee...last year the D'backs won with only 2 "big-time" starting pitchers...and the Angels did it this year with zero.
Still the Giants should have put up more of a fight: Losing to a rookie? Not even thinking about starting Reuter, who already destroyed the legend of Matt Morris and the "best bench ever" in the NLCS? Not giving Jeff and Dusty either a good reason to come back or a nice sendoff?
Heck, why not? Going into Monday, September 24: AL EAST Boston 92-64 - New York 90-65 1.5 GB Don't ask me. I'm still incredibly baffled as to how the Yankees are even making the playoffs, much less within striking distance of the division.