More than most, perhaps more than anyone, Dennis Eckersley can feel Brad Lidge's pain.
The Hall of Fame reliever wasn't watching Game 5 of the NLCS when Lidge surrendered the two-out, three-run homer to Albert Pujols on Monday night. But after returning home late Monday, he soon saw the highlights.
No one had to point out the obvious connection for Eckersley.
In Game 1 of the 1988 World Series, Eckersley gave up a game-winning, pinch-hit homer to Kirk Gibson. The Los Angeles ...