William (aka Bill the Godfather)

William (aka Bill the Godfather)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Pardon me while I hurl

OK let me set the scene for you. I am home in New York visiting my family for a couple weeks. It's Sunday and I am watching the ballgame in the family room with my sister and dad. The Phillies are up 8-6 in the bottom of the 9th inning. But things are starting to look up. The Mets are rallying. We have two men on base and the potentially winning run at bat with nobody out.

My sister and I are on the edge of our seats. She exclaims that the Phillies closer is looking rattled to which my dad responds "this is where they get a triple play." Not more than 4 seconds later this is what we watched...

(Video deleted by YouTube)

I turned the TV off before before the hysterical announcer could rattle off their barrage of statistics, but I will guess that game ending unassisted triple plays are less common than perfect games. And oh yea... I am never watching a baseball game with dad again. He is still laughing.

7 comments:

Chris said...

I assume that you hurled with joy.

Stephen said...

I was watching the same game, at the same time, and was filled with the joy you hurled.

John (Ad Orientem) said...

Boo hiss to the Phillies fans...

On a side note it appears youtube pulled the video. MLB apparently could not stand the idea that someone was seeing a rare triple play without them getting money. Sigh...

Stephen said...

I as a Phillies fan, on the other hand, am only too grateful to have the Mets in our division of late, given their September gifts to us these past two years.

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George Patsourakos said...

For the Phillies to get a game-ending triple play against the Mets in the bottom of the ninth inning is a play that would occur one time in several million chances.

For your dad to predict that "this is where they get a triple play," just four seconds before it happened, is an incredible true prediction -- one that could even be considered inspiring.