Who Writes This Stuff, Anyway?
Of the roughly 201,000 major-league baseball games over the years, none have been any more compelling than Thursday night. But they screwed up the script.
After the Cardinals’ riveting comeback in the ninth inning, Josh Hamilton belted a two-run homer in the top of the 10th and had Hollywood producers calling scriptwriters and pondering who would play Hamilton in the movie.
Think about it. Hamilton already had one of the most interesting stories of any athlete out there: Former No. 1 draft pick; drug addict who once apparently threw away his career; comeback kid who became the AL MVP.
And now he hits what should have been a Series-winning home run? Seriously? It was further validation for my theory that we don’t need reality TV because we have sports.
But they screwed it up. Or, the Rangers’ bullpen screwed it up.
For his part, Hamilton said God told him he would hit a home run. But God didn’t mention anything about a victory: “There was a period at the end of (the sentence). He didn’t say, ‘You’re going to hit it and you’re going to win.’ “
Hollywood would have written it differently.