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Jew-Yanking In Our Time

This is what you get when you replace Scott Feldman in the World Series

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Scott Feldman last night in the 10th inning.(Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Last night, with the Texas Rangers leading the St. Louis Cardinals three games to two in the World Series (we are rooting for Texas), a funny thing happened (actually several funny things happened, but only one is relevant to this blog). In one of the wackiest and most exciting games in World Series history—one that involved two extra innings, five errors, and even more close calls for both teams—in the top of the 11th inning, with the score tied, Rangers manager Ron Washington pinch-hit for relief pitcher Scott Feldman, inserting utility infielder Esteban German to hit. Feldman, a Jew, has generally pitched well this postseason, allowing zero runs, for example, in the Rangers’ divisional and championships series.

Here’s what happened next: Esteban German grounded out to end the inning. Then, David Freese, the first batter for the Cardinals in the bottom of the 11th, took a 3-1 pitch from Mark Lowe over the center field fence for a walk-off home run.

Moral of the story: Never replace a Jew with a German. We’ll see you tonight.

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I was thinking, “It had to be the Jew who gave up the typing runs?” Yet the announcers thought Washington should have let Feldman hit because he was still the best bullpen option the Rangers had. Then again if Feliz had done HIS job, or if Oliver had done HIS job, the onus wouldn’t have been on Feldman.

John from StL says:

David Eckstein threw out the first pitch. G-d was on the Cardinals side from the beginning of the game.

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