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Monday, October 28, 2013

Retweet of the Day - October 28, 2013

The World Series is getting just plain weird. The first two games were defined by a comedy of errors seldom seen at the high school level. Game 3 was decided by a walk-off obstruction call in St. Louis by third base umpire Jim Joyce. Game 4 ended when Cardinals pinch-runner Kolten Wong was picked off at first base with two out in the bottom of the 9th.

The Cards trailed by two runs with G.O.A.T. post season hitter Carlos Beltran at the plate. The Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals head into tonight's Game 5 of the 2013 World Series tied at two games apiece. Of course, we could count on the Twittersphere to go for the lowest hanging fruit in an attempt to be clever. Wong made an error in judgment taking such a huge lead with Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli covering the bag, facilitating the ensuing pickoff and the end of the game.

Wong was wrong. And the the nomenclature of the runner was not lost...not even a little bit. I'm just as guilty. Today's retweet, by John Campbell ‏(@J_Boogie5) make a similar observation while slipping in a not-so-subtle contribution to the pun collection:

"All of these puns about Kolten Wong getting picked off are just downright Wong..."

Red Sox closer Koji Uehara earned the save in Game 4 by picking off Kolten Wong to end the game. The irony (and opportunity for 3rd grade humor) keeps piling up.

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