Those were the words of Vin Scully when Kirk Gibson hit his legendary pinch-hit home run in the 1988 World Series. They were never more appropriate than tonight when Anibal Sanchez threw a No-Hitter for the Marlins.
For those that aren’t familiar with what I’m talking about, the Marlins completely sold off their team that fought to get inot the playoffs until the final weeks of last season. The reason was financial. The team payroll went from $60 Million to $15. There’s actually something like 12 PLAYERS in baseball that make more than the entire Marlins team.
So here we are in September after the Marlins were 20 games under .500 earlier in the year and they are only a couple of games behind the leader of the wildcard chase, San Diego. And then tonight Sanchez throws a No-No.
This season truly is one for the ages. Larry Beinfest, the General Manager of the Marlins, is making a lot of baseball executives look foolish these days.