My wife calls Trevor Hoffman “Candy Ass.” She’s never fully understood why one guy on the team only pitches once in a while and then for only one inning at a time. He rarely pitches in tie games, and almost never when the Padres are way ahead or way behind. She’s not really a baseball fan and the the deeper importance of a “save” is apparently lost on her.
Minutes ago, she said, “Now I feel bad for calling him a candy ass all these years.”
Mr. Hoffman is now the all-time saves leader and we just watched it live thanks to Directv and MLB Extra Innings.
The Pittsburgh broadcasters were exceptionally professional, giving Hoffman all due credit. They didn’t even break to commercial prior to the bottom of the 9th inning. We got to see the whole spectacle of “Hell’s Bells,” with one of the broadcasters remarking on how Hoffman’s entry into a game in San Diego never fails to give him goosebumps.
They also stuck with the post game celebration for several minutes.
Thank you, FSN.