Game 126 // Eighth Inning, New York // The Broken Bat Home Run

TOP OF THE EIGHTH: NATIONALS 7 (1) – 6 METS

 

The Nationals scored six runs in the eighth inning to make a stunning comeback against the Mets who so far on the season have beaten the odds to take the division lead and—

Forget all that.

Did you see what Bryce Harper did, in the third inning?

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Game 121 // First Inning, Anaheim // The Age of Ohtani

BOTTOM OF THE FIRST: ANGELS 6 (0) – 2 INDIANS

 

This league is in desperate need of a superstar.

A household name. A neighborhood name, a village name, a national name. From California to New York Island. From the red wood forest to the Gulf Stream waters.

This land was made for Shohei Ohtani.

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Game 117 // First Inning, Toronto // Giancarlo Day

 TOP OF THE FIRST: YANKEES 2 (0) – BLUE JAYS 0

 

Baseball Eve, you’re on the phone with a friend talking about the season beginning.

“Well, I used to watch a lot of the Yankees,” they say. “Who do they even have now?”

“Well,” you say. “They kind of just got the best hitter in baseball.”

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Game 110 // Eighth Inning, New York // The Aaron Hicks Game

BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH: YANKEES 5 (0) – 3 RED SOX

 

It’s August. It’s Yankee Stadium. Boston vs. New York. It’s a soldout ballpark and a hell of a lot on the line.

The Red Sox have won eight straight. The Yankees slipping farther behind by the day, toward that crossroads that says: Accept your Wild Card fate!

Red Sox up 3-0. Four and a half games up in the A.L. East.

And, then, the beginnings of a rally. From the tip of Brett Gardner’s toe, center of Yankee Baseball Universe, for just a moment. Continue reading “Game 110 // Eighth Inning, New York // The Aaron Hicks Game”

Game 108 // Ninth Inning, Boston // Christian the Redeemer

TOP OF THE NINTH: RED SOX 9 – (8) 10 INDIANS

 

 This last inning at Fenway, grand finale to the Austin Jackson Catch Game.

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