December 2007 Archives for Agony & Ivy
“I cringe at the Bartman references”
And of course, if you search Google today for “youtube chris jessie” the first clip is captioned “The Holiday Bowl Bartman.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEAoTlzCbIE.
I’ll admit that I was already thinking about the 2003 NLCS moment, pleading in my mind, “Please, please don’t go there,” even before the announcers went there. Game 6 exists for me not only as a memory of sight and smell and sound—remembering how it was to watch Mark Prior pitch with the will of over 40,000 people within eyesight and millions more around the globe behind him, ballpark smells mingling with chilly Autumn air, and cheers growing louder, promising the ultimate crescendo—but more, a memory of emotion, the utter nauseating turbulence of having some of your strongest hopes dashed in a matter of minutes. This feeling, or its memory, does not leave you.
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