Originally posted on Razzball  |  Last updated 10/3/12
Yesterday, James Shields yields 15 Ks, 1 run, but a win ain’t won.  Murray Chass just bid a penny on the world’s smallest violin on eBay so he can play it just for Shields.  Murray had this to say, “When men were gristled, and ladies were more gristled, we had a name for yellow-bellies like James Shields.  That name was ‘Can’t do what needs to be done for a win.’  It may not have been the most succinct of names, but before Al Gore went and invented the Internet, we didn’t need succinct.  We needed appropriate.  Now you only have 140 characters to say something and it’s never appropriate!”  I’ll say this for Murray.  He sure has ornery in spades.  ”Now kids are playing spades on their phones.  When I was a kid, we’d play spades with fallen blisters from our feet!”  All right, Murray, that’s enough.  ”What’s the matter, over 140 characters?! Bah humbug!”  So, Shields went out and threw his best game of the season when it all didn’t matter except your fantasy cham
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