i've rode manny all season long in fear of missing a game like this. still, the early start yesterday caused me to miss starting him by roughly 10 minutes. i've missed some gems this season:
sexson's 3 HR game
edgar martinez' 2 HR game
manny's 5/8 3R 1HR 4RBI games
and a javvy vazquez 8IP/2ER game, right after his 5 ER shellings.
last year i remember that whenever i benched palmeiro he'd hit a HR or two. usually i dont mind having quality that overtakes my roster positions, but when you're in a tight race and 3-5HR is the difference between 3-5 points, well, then it's as annoying as sheeeit.