The Filibuster

Holy crap.  September 28, 2011.  Has there ever been a better day of baseball?

Anna
South Bend, IN
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One of the greatest aspects of our hallowed national pastime is that every day has the potential to bring greatness.  You might see a no hitter.  You might see a triple play.  You might see four homeruns in one game by the same player.

In fact, just this season I witnessed Derek Jeter collect five hits in a game.  TWICE.  I saw Justin Upton hit a broken bat homerun.  I saw Mariano Rivera become the undisputed king of the save.

I also saw back-t0-back bunt basehits to start off a game.  I saw Shelley Duncan have the defensive game of his life by making three nearly identical amazing grabs in left to rob the Rangers.  And I saw Adam Dunn get a base hit off a lefty.

Magic.  Baseball has it.  And some days it has it more than others.

I would put September 28, 2011 in that category for sure, because on that day FOUR games provided unparallelled magical endings, nearly simultaneously.

But I also can’t think of September 28th without thinking about 2007 Game 163 or the 2008 Game 163 or the 2009 Game 163!!!  In fact, I still consider that 2009 Tigers v. Twins contest to be the most jaw-dropping game I have ever witnessed with my own two eyes.  Clearly, when we reach the end of September and regular season games carry the weight of sending teams on to capture even more glory, the potential for being among the best is like a batting practice fastball.

Right down central.

In the end though, what qualifies as the “best day in baseball” is obviously relative.  For me, I can’t seem to get past October 27, 2006.

Don’t hate me ‘cuz I’m right.

Peace,

Jeff

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6 Comments

Adam Dunn getting a hit off a lefty? Isn’t that more like one of those friend of a friend urban legends that everyone reposts on FaceBook and spams relatives with in email forwards even though it never actually happened?
– Kristen

What a day it was. That picture looks familiar haha.
The Rays Rant- http://yossif.mlblogs.com/

Hope the Cardinals can knock the Phillies out. That would be something. I’m proud that my Yankees were somewhat part of the miracles on the 28th.
-Virginia
http://southernbelle.mlblogs.com

Kristen — Exactly. A rarity indeed, like finding a four leaf clover (still never have found one of those)!
Rays Rant — Familiar yes. Also spectacular!
Virginia — Me too! That would be the bomb! Wishful thinking probably, but that’s the fun of baseball. Wishing is acceptable and often the catalyst for truth.
–Jeff

I bet you thought last night’s game was pretty good too, Jeff. Great win against the Phillies and Mr. Untouchable.

Indeed, I did, Jane! Not too shabby! The Stone Cold Killah went cold himself!
–Jeff

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