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Mentally speaking, Soriano's true test still awaits

Originally Published: September 2, 2006
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Vladimir Guerrero's line drive had barely deflected off Rafael Soriano's head and toward the dugout when the television replays began airing over and over -- just as they did with Delmon Young's bat toss, Gary Matthews Jr.'s fence-climbing catch and Jim Leyland's interlude from arguing with an umpire to pay homage to Kate Smith.

Theater is theater, even if it leaves you with a tightness in the pit of your stomach.

The sense of shock was palpable at Safeco Field on Tuesday night. ...

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