Tuesday, October 2, 2007
posted by Grizzly Adam at 4:05 PM | Permalink
Jamey Carroll
Jamey Carroll. 2007 Topps

This happens to be a very cool baseball card. And today Jamey Carroll is a playoff hero. He came into the game as a defensive replacement, and in the bottom of the 13th inning hit a ball just deep enough for Matt Holiday to tag from third base. It was a fantastic, and somewhat controversial finish to a compelling 2007 season. When Matt Holiday receives the MVP trophy, he ought to remember to send something nice to Jamey Carroll.

Today Carroll perfectly exemplifies the "unconsidered hero". Yesterday he was a slightly above average player on a team nobody knew anything about. Today his sacrifice fly is being replayed on every sports highlight show in the country. Tomorrow? Tomorrow he will likely be just another mostly anonymous face on a team that plays in Denver.