That's right, sports fans, some Tea Party-inspired Republican candidates are causing long-time Republicans to vote for the Democratic candidates.
Nutty New York candidate for governor, Carl Palidino, has been so offensive that he's alienated his own party base. Ditto Christine O'Donnell, the light-weight Tea Party favorite for the U.S. Senate in Delaware.
These defections are a sure sign of the Tea Party's over-the-top rhetoric and anti-government hysteria.
Nevertheless, some Tea Party types appear headed for victory Tuesday, which means they'll soon be attempting to govern. Watching that is likely to be very interesting, to say the least.
Read all about the GOP defections here.