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The Met’s Luis Castillo is the new Bill Buckner.

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Oh. My. God.

Have you ever seen a more horrible and embarrassing play than that?

With the Met’s K-Rod on the hump, a one run lead, and two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Yankee’s A-Rod knocked a sissy flyball to short rightfield. It looked like a certain game-ender, but almost right off the bat, one could tell Castillo was having trouble settling under it. It knocked off his palm, two runs scored, and the Yankee’s won.

End of story.

In the heads-up Play of the Year, Mark Teixeira scored all the way from first. Say what you will about him being a sellout, but the guy’s having a hell of a season and last night shows why he’s getting paid the big bucks.

Castillo joins an exclusive club of uber-scrutinized error makers that hasn’t had a member since Bill Bucker and That Cub’s Guy During the Wild Card Race.


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  1. […] albeit in a stacked lineup, that any other choice would be blasphemous. His hustle during the infamous Luis Castillo error and the fact that he’s a dangerous switch-hitter secured my vote. The […]

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