"We battled back, scratched back...We had a chance to go in there and steal a 'W'. It’s my fault. When it comes down to it, I lost the game."
(Ryan Church, via Washington Times, 7/26/2007)
"This is the big leagues...A guy's not supposed to score on a fly ball that somebody drops."
(Manny Acta, via Washington Post, 7/26/2007)
Phillies 7, NAAAts 5: This one hurts. Church & Langerhans drop the ball in the 9th; Ryan Howard ends it in the 14th.
I believe the saying is: "snatching defeat from the jaws of victory."
Rumor mongering: Yankees interested in Cordero? See if you can pick up on the theme here: Omar Minaya likes Rauch & Cordero, but "the Mets - like just about everyone in the majors - are finding the asking price of Nationals GM Jim Bowden to be exorbitant." Cubs interested in Church? "The Cubs are interested in outfielder Ryan Church, but general manager Jim Bowden is asking too much for him."
(AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)