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    What nobody talked about last night:

    It sure look sure liked the RF could have made a try to catch that ball, which would have been the third out. As it happened I said to myself, wow, he could have caught that. Instead, he lets it drop to "play it safe" 7-1. Then Ortiz nails it. 7-4.

    Thats how close it was to it all ending right there.

    Like Dave Roberts stolen base??? Time will tell................
     
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    I had a perfect view of that from my left-field box and thought the exact same thing. The rightfielder pulled up way early and let it bounce. With just a bit more hustle he could've caught it, or at least made a good attempt. With the ball in front of him even if he hadn't caught it on the fly, he likely would have at least stopped it. Plays like that speak to Tampa's lack of playoff experience, just like the error on their third baseman who had time to set himself but instead threw carelessly off balance. All the little things are magnified when the stakes are so much higher.
     
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    it also reminded me of Jeters hit off Pedro in Game 7 at Yankee Stadium in 2003. Long before the Grady brain freeze, Trot Nixon totally misplayed the ball and had he not the Red Sox probably win that game.
     

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