It’s a night in Major League Baseball history that won’t soon be forgotten. ESPN is already firing up the 30 for 30 documentary team. Dan Shaughnessy would totally like a do-over with what will go down as his very own Bill Buckner moment. Four teams had a shot. 3 of the 4 games were unreal. One rain delay. 2 extra inning games. Newspaper deadlines missed. Big headlines. Fans crying. Fans with four TVs in their living rooms. The night had it all. Recap – JUMP!
ESPN has published a minute-by-minute recap of how the night played out. Of course the Red Sox-Rays race was the big winner for TV, but how about the Braves collapsing with a 3-2 lead in 9th only to let Philly tie it and win in 13. Guys, St. Louis was 10 back of Atlanta for the wild card in August. As we all know, that’s like stupid far behind.
Boston’s collapse will get the headlines, but the Braves deserve equal shame.