****Flash*** The Future, Short Term, Is Revealed.....
Cut to the Marlins' announcers, later today. In fact, tonight. A glimpse......Rod Serling? No. More like Ken Coleman, and his announcer mate Ned Martin..."OH MERCY!"
"It's the bottom of the 9th, with Jonathon Papelbon, that young AL phenom, pitching with 2 outs, and the Boston Red Sox ahead by 3 runs. Nobody on, two outs. This might be the end, Marlins fans. Papelbon peers in, looking for the sign from his catcher, Jason Varitek, the all-star catcher yet again. No shaking off THIS sign. Here we go. Everyone is on their feet! The pitch....................fastball, way high, and a SWING and a miss. The Red Sox win, and this kid Papelbon, who on first look seems unhittable, has earned his 25th save with a 7 pitch ninth inning."
***Peter here, and that's how I heard the 9th inning, yet to come. In my inner ear. I like that ear!