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Flirting with Disaster: Nothing Can Derail a Playoff Run Like a Blown Save

One out from clinching the Astros' first World Series berth in Game 5 of the 2005 National League Championship Series, Brad Lidge threw a slider that didn't quite slide in Houston. At the plate, the Cardinals' Albert Pujols launched a three-run, go-ahead homer that sent the series back to St. Louis. As the Astros boarded their charter flight the next day, still leading the NLCS 3-2, catcher Brad Ausmus asked Houston traveling secretary Barry Waters to tell the pilot to deliver an unusual message over the PA system once the aircraft reached 30,000 feet.
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