Jew-Yanking In Our Time
This is what you get when you replace Scott Feldman in the World Series
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.
Earlier: Don’t Mess
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