Inspired by the link of the replacement runner completing a home run.
Each MLB website has a video archive of good plays. I’m looking for links of the unusual or extra-ordinary. Triple plays. 3 men on third base. 8 run comeback rallies. Off the wall plays with complicated umpire rulings. Stuff like that.
I’ve got Kerry Wood’s 20 strikeout game on tape and watch it now and again just to rewatch a pitching performance the likes of which I’ll probably never see again.
I’m a huge baseball fan and love to watch plays of the “I’ve never seen *that * before” variety.
Wasn’t there an AL game a couple of years back where one team scored 10+ runs to come back and win?
Stuff like that. I’d love to have a highlight reel evening.
The only game of which I am aware which included a game-winning home run and a game-losing home run, both hit by the same player on the same play. It is also the only game of which I am aware in which a signed affadavit came into play.
MLB sites suck because they won’t let “their” video be posted elsewhere, and you can’t link directly to them. Go to the Red Sox page and find the video of Jacoby Ellbury scoring from second on a wild pitch. That dude can fly. July 2nd.
One of my all-time favorites is the play by Ichiro Suzuki about a week into his first season in the US, where he throws out Terence Long at third by ten feet. The third baseman didn’t have to move his glove an inch.
No kidding. Not to hijack, but sometime in February I was home sick from work and jonesing for some baseball, so I plopped down the $3 or so to get access to MLB’s video archives. Didn’t work at all. No error message, no email, no nothing. To this day I have no idea what went wrong. Plus the whole site just sucks. At least they’re not still using RealPlayer.
That was a great call. It took me a while to figure out how to play a .aiff file :dubious: , but it was worth it. “The worst baserunning in the history of major league baseball!” LOL; maybe not, but surely a big boner there.
I also liked the R. Johnson pitch hitting that bird. Talk about disintegration!
I can’t find the video, maybe someone else can track it down. In the 1991 World Series, game 7, 8th inning, the Twins pulled off a fake double play that prevented a run from scoring. The Twins went on to win the World Series 1-0 in the 10th inning.
Replying to my own post to mention that because of the 10 or 11 people who have watched the Ichiro video from this link, it has now been removed due to “copyright claims”. MLB management sucks, and doesn’t understand this internet thingy.