Baseball’s Most Exciting Night

Tonight was the most exciting baseball night I can ever remember. That’s good. The Fox Family likes baseball!

It’s a game much easier to follow nowadays and more enjoyable with computers and high def video. Actually, tonight’s results would have stood out even when you had to wait for the morning newspaper to know what happened!

In the American League Boston gave up an extra inning lead to lose to Baltimore. Tampa Bay came from seven runs down to beat the Yankees. Tampa goes to the playoffs. Boston goes home.

In the National League the Phils beat the Braves, also coming from behind and sweeping their three game series. St. Louis blew out Houston. St Louis in. Atlanta out.

At work both the Yakees and Red Sox games were on throughout the newsroom. We’re encouraged to watch TV at work. :)

I watched the Phillies game on my phone followed by the Red Sox/Baltimore, then Yankees/Tampa Bay from the car. John Sterling was suitably impressed with what had gone on around him.

It was crazy. This was like two simultaneous races won by photo finish. It took all 162 games to reach a decision! Wow.

I asked some online friends for quotes.

Donna DeMarco Reyes Rocks then Rolls. Rays Rejoice. Red Sox ‘Retch & Reel. Remarkable.
Kelly LaMesa How about: Half of Connecticut can focus on more important things now.
David Friedman Baseball is a humbling sport. It’s the one that breaks hearts. Bart Giamatti had a quote about that-¹
Sherri- Tommy Clark the difference between the yankees and the red sox is you can buy a hotdog at yankee stadium in october….
Foz McDermott how about… red sox suck…. go phillies.. you can use both of those if you wish….
Michael Lano yes it was. I was at the sox game. I’m a yankees fan and that was one of the best games I’ve been to. O’s fans are so passionate.

And now the post season begins. Everyone starts at zero.

Go Phillies!

¹ – David probably means: “It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone.” – Source: A. Bartlett Giamatti, The Green Fields of the Mind (Yale Alumni Magazine, November 1977)

3 Responses to “Baseball’s Most Exciting Night”

  1. Jim says:

    It was like March Madness for baseball.

  2. ‘I watched the Phillies game on my phone followed by the Red Sox/Baltimore, then Yankees/Tampa Bay from the car.’ I hope you were stationary whilst watching or listening to the radio. My friend who is a red sox fan just about avoided Plasma TV destruction by about 2ft last night definitely passion in that sport. It’s not a sport I watch or enjoy at all but I can see the passion in the fans which always makes a sport endearing. If you ever need to compare Baseball to English Football then the Yankees are Manchester United always there or thereabouts, The Red Socks are Liverpool the occasional moment of glory followed by years of disappointment. Just for Geoff the Phillies are like Manchester city they won something a few years back which was there 1st big thing for over a decade and now presume that they are going to win everything…

    I will stick to bemoaning my English Premier league footballs woes of being bottom of the league this year and lacklustre performance I’ve already expressed far too much passion on that sport this year.

  3. Kevin Lagasse says:

    Geoff: The Boston loss was a regular 9-inning game. It was late due to a 1 hour and 26 minute rain delay. (P.S. Go Yankees!!)

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