Internal monologue during the top of the tenth inning
Optimistic Pat: Extra innings? What if this goes on forever? Trivia’s at ten, I might miss something really awesome.
Realistic Pat: Well, Chavez and Hanrahan both pitched already and we have to bring a new pitcher in. Who’s next in line? Matt Capps?
Steven Jackson enters the game.
Realistic Pat: See! This game’s going ten, eleven innings tops.
Optimistic Pat: Jackson hasn’t been that bad this year!
Jackson puts the first two runners on base.
Optimistic Pat: Crap.
Phil Dumatrait enters the game.
Realistic Pat: Do I need to say it?
Optimistic Pat: No.
Ryan Howard bombs a three-run homer and the Pirates eventually lose 4-1.