The Batter's Box – Episode Five Capsule

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Andrew and Doc squared off in week five of the Boston Baseball Tournament as the first round continued. Lots of quality questions in the first inning. Andrew came out swinging for the fences with a home run question in his first at-bat and promptly banged a difficult Smokey Joe Wood question out of the ballpark. Doc’s first question was about the alleged Curse of the Bambino. There was never any curse on the Boston Red Sox; the curse was invented by a hack sportswriter to sell books. The Sox World Series drought was due to poor management, not quite good enough play on the field, and some bad luck. But I digress. How could Doc forget that Bill Mueller was a Silver Slugger; he won the batting title just ahead of Manny. Leading 2-0 after the first, Andrew expanded his lead to 5-2 in the second with some fine process of elimination answering. DA delivered some harsh comments for both contestants in his insider segment, but I liked Andrew’s confidence. The gum chewing did not go over wel. Has anyone ever heard of the Nation’s Nest? I call BS on that one, sounds like some crap they found on Wikipedia. Doc plated three runs in the third to make it interesting, but came up short dropping the decision to Andrew 7-5.

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