Thursday, October 08, 2009

A Great Game for Dodger Fans

The Dodgers have shown an amazing ability to come from behind and win this season, and tonight's playoff game opposite the Cardinals was no exception.

With two outs in the 9th, the Dodgers tied the game and then scored on a bases-loaded pinch hit, winning 3-2.

It was one of those exhilarating "This is why I love baseball!" moments.

The Dodgers take a 2-0 lead over St. Louis in the first round of the playoffs.

Hopefully the Angels will have similar results as they take on the Red Sox starting tonight. (Update: The Angels won Game 1, 5-0.)

Update: Here's the L.A. Times photo gallery of the Dodgers' victory tonight.

Friday Update: The L.A. Times account, and a column by Bill Plaschke. And more from the New York Times.


Blogger Ellie said...

I had to laugh at your "why I love baseball moments" comment.

I love that feeling when you're watching a game & things are moving along at a ho hum kind of pace & then something happens to make you sit up & take notice. Some times it's a tiny thing & other times it's not. And then that thing leads to another thing & another thing. And pretty soon there's this HUGE THING. And then YOUR TEAM is scoring the tie breaking run & then the WINNING run.

Oh, it's wonderful... have to say though that I sure wouldn't want to be that Holliday person this morning. My head would be hurting after hitting it on the wall all night long.

Hey, that's baseball!


P. S. Enjoy Vin Scully while you can. My favorite announcer Skip Caray died mid season 2008 & it's very hard to listen to a Braves game without him. Some would say it's hard to listen to a Braves game PERIOD.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

That's a great description, Ellie. Usually the game would have been over...for instance, earlier in the afternoon I was watching the end of the Rockies game and the Phillies were trying to stage a 9th-inning comeback. I thought, "Oh, this game is over," and it was.

But sometimes...magic happens! Never knowing if the next at-bat is going to be a part of baseball history is part of the beauty of baseball.

I did feel kind of bad for hate to think of someone (Bill Buckner comes to mind) who has to live with "what ifs." But it's all part of the game and I guess if you're going to play at that level you've got to be prepared to roll with the lows as well as the highs.

We are so lucky to have Scully...he's been the Dodgers' broadcaster my entire life. In fact, going back to Brooklyn, he's been the announcer since my dad was around the age of my youngest son! That kind of longevity in one job boggles the mind. It will be a sad, sad time in L.A. once he retires.

Thanks for your note!

Best wishes,

9:12 AM  

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