Dempster’s Ninth Inning and Wily Vets

What just happened today? Did we go back in time? Was that Mitch Williams on the mound who teased the Cardinals with 2 hits and 2 walks before mowing down the last batter for the save? Sure looked like him.

Nevertheless, Dempster does get his 20th save and the Cubs get the win. The Cards have yet to win at Wrigley this year. The Cubs have won 5 of their last 6.

On a slightly different topic, MLB.com’s headline article covering the game calls Greg Maddux a “Wily Vet”. I don’t know why but that makes me feel sad for Maddux. I guess in a way it legitimizes his old age and decreasing effectiveness. He is no longer a “dominating pitcher” but a “Wily Vet”.

I don’t see anyone calling Clemens a “Wily Vet”. But I guess he gets called a lot of other names.

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