Thursday, September 11, 2008

Are You Ready For Some Baseball?????

Oh, Yeah! It's mid-September and as we experience this great stretch run in both the American and National leagues, you can't help looking ahead a little to the playoffs and the Fall Classic...What's in store for us this year?

What better way to look ahead than to look back. Here are some famous finishes (in no apparent order) to wet your appetite...Enjoy!

1996 ALCS - New York Kid interferes and becomes a Bronx hero!

2003 NLCS - Cubs fan interferes and has to move out of town!

2005 ALCS - Pierzynski advances on a "dropped" 3rd strike!

2007 NL Wild Card Playoff - Extra inning win for the '07 Rockies!

1988 World Series, Game 1 - Gibson hobbles to the plate and takes Eck deep!

1955 World Series, Game 1 - Jackie Robinson slides under the tag of Yogi...or did he?

1956 World Series, Game 5 - Larsen makes a perfect catch, too!

1992 NLCS - Sid Bream ends the Bucs dream!

1986 World Series, Game 6 - Bill Mookie's-around!

1970 All-Star Game - Rose "Fosse-lizes" an All-Star victory!

1993 World Series, Game 6 - Joe Carter's Northern Exposure!

1954 World Series, Game 1 - Say Hey...what a catch!

1951 National League Pennant Playoff Game - Bobby Thompson's "SHOT!"

1960 World Series, Game 7 - Bill Maz's "SHOT!"

1975 World Series, Game 6 - Carlton hits the "Fisk Pole!"

1997 World Series, Game 7 - Edgar breaks hearts in Cleveland!
Well, there are many more but this is just a taste of what the Grand Old Game delivers to us year after year. I can't wait for the playoffs and can't say it any better than this:
"...God, I love baseball!" Roy Hobbs in "The Natural"

1 comment:

Deaner said...

The 2007 NL WC Playoff... one of the greatest games in history.

Love the Maz walkoff to defeat the evil empire.

You just HAD to include Sid Bream did you! :)