It's amazing the emotional beating I have been taking for my continued allegiance to the sports world's most vilified star, much what he has had to cope with. Tonight, as I was sitting down at the computer for the first time in hours, I was thinking how greatly my joy in baseball has diminished over the past year and a half of controversy. "Maybe the bond is finally broken," I speculated. And then I went to check the score anyway and watched the video clip of the ninth inning and realized that the fluttering in my midsection was still there after all. I'd like to have seen Brady Anderson, Brett Boone, or even the big redhead himself go deep in that situation. It's not about muscles, folks. At least the home crowd acknowledged that simple fact. Have a look and listen closely.