No one can celebrate a walk off quite like Frenchy:
I actually missed seeing the party at home plate live: I had watched the comeback in the 8th, but had to drive somewhere and was just pulling into the parking lot, listening on the radio, when they pulled it off in the bottom of the ninth. Pete was going crazy, and I was squealing and clapping for Matty and all of them, really. This was a moral victory, if nothing else. The only comment of Pete’s I remember is “Charlie Manual still hasn’t moved!”
Frenchy is good at happy quotes, too:
“To get something like this was huge,” Francoeur said. “Finally we got a little break. This team deserves it.”
As frustrating as it’s been to watch them lately, I think he’s right, it really felt like they deserved some luck for once. This game reminded me of the game on September 17th last year, when we scored six runs in the bottom of the tenth to beat the Marlins. Every little bloop hit fell in, guys were making errors all over the place . . . it just felt ordained that we would win that game.
Now, of course: an off day. D’oh!