Sunday, July 15, 2007

Almost Amazing

One of the worst things to happen in sports is when a brilliant play gets nullified by a blown call. The one that jumps out in my memory was the Blue Jays being robbed of a triple play in the World Series when Kelly Gruber clipped the heel of Otis Nixon for the third out, but the umpire missed the call.

Yesterday's game against the Red Sox saw Troy Glaus have a magnificent game- he finished a triple short of the cycle. His first hit of the game was a shot off the Green Monster in left-centre field, and Glaus turned the corner for second base. Coco Crisp took the ball quickly off the carom and made a perfect throw to second, beating Glaus. The tag was laid down for Glaus to slide into, but instead, Glaus, sliding wide of the bag, lifted his arm up and over the tag, then back down onto the bag. It was a brilliant and unexpected play that I'd never seen before- but the umpire missed it entirely and called him out. Completely exasperating that such a great, great play would be nullified by an errant call.


Blogger Jennifer said...

Hope you read these late commenting comments, but had to pop in and say hello, and a Red Sox post was the perfect place to do it!

Saw you commenting on Andre's blog, and it made me smile to see Gabriel. It's been far too long since we've been on Bowen, and longer since we've had pleasure of your company. Dinner with you on our porch, mountains and ferry in the background - one of my favorite Bowen memories!

January 04, 2008 7:19 AM  

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