"I know we're a good team," Diamondbacks left fielder Eric Byrnes said. "I also don't think the Rockies have outplayed us, because they haven't. They've had a little luck go their way. Definitely, the ball has bounced in their direction. They've been the beneficiary of some calls."
Excuse me, Mr. Byrnes? These are the kind of remarks that are usually called whining, pissing and moaning, or more often, sour grapes.
You have clearly been outplayed, down two games to none; YOUR team is the one with three enormous base-running blunders in two games; and your closer completely lost his mind when he stepped on a freakin' chalk line!!
And BTW, that sure was a lucky "bounce of the ball" when Taveras flew through the air to save the game, eh? Don't know what we would have done if that ball hadn't come back toward him. Whew!
I'm so relieved to know that nothing the Rockies have done in winning the last two games had anything to do with the Diamondbacks' corresponding losses. Really am I. Seriously.