A rosin bag exploded all over Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett.
Whether your team is in it or not, cherish the next month of baseball because soon it’ll be gone for four miserable months until the calendar turns and spring training is upon us.
The A’s made sure their general manager, Billy Beane, was not left out of the celebrations.
Coco Crisp gets the final out against the Rangers by catching a fly ball hit by Michael Young, making the Athletics the American League West Champions for the first time since 2006 and knocking the Texas Rangers into a Wildcard spot. (x)
Jones bowed out with a 1-for-5 night, his farewell at-bat a broken-bat infield hit with two outs in the ninth that breathed life into the Braves.
Jones’s forgettable night was compounded by a throwing error that established an unwanted template for Atlanta. Two subsequent misfires by infielders enabled St. Louis to accumulate six runs after only three hits.- Mike Tierney (New York Times)Read the rest: “Cardinals win, and Jones Plays His Last”Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Gio Gonzalez trips on the mound, plays dead for a minute, before getting up and completing the strikeout.
Adam Greenberg strikes out against R.A. Dickey in his first Major League at-bat in seven years.
Greenberg was struck in the head in his first plate appearance on July 7, 2005 and has not played in the Major Leagues until now.
Greenberg was the one day contract guy, right?
This is so adorable and heartwarming. Ugh, congrats Adam!
The bench watches as Madison Bumgarner slams his second career homerun. Tim’s big smile says it all. =)
Baseball Lives In The Bay!
Who’s ready for a battle in October?
Where were you in 89’?
Do you believe?
“I know these guys. I know the way they think, and they will erase us. And everything we’ve done here, none of it’ll matter. Any other team wins the World Series, good for them. They’re drinking champagne, they get a ring. But if we win, on our budget, with this team… we’ll have changed the game. And that’s what I want. I want it to mean something.”