...the Dodgers were down to their last out in Game 1 of the World Series against the Oakland A's, and this lifelong Dodgers fan was feeling pretty dejected.
Still, I thought to myself, "Sometimes miracles happen." And then...
For those who don't want to see the fanciful -- but perfect -- "movie mix" version, here's the entire bottom half of the 9th inning as called by Vin Scully.
The week only got better for me from there, as the next morning I went into labor with our first child, and soon after we brought our baby home from the hospital, the Dodgers became the 1988 World Champions.
A quarter century later, pitcher Dennis Eckersley has used social media, which wasn't even in existence in '88, to send Gibson a classy anniversary greeting.
It kind of boggles the mind to think that in '88 I was still using a typewriter, four years away from owning our first PC, and we were also still a few years away from a cell phone or cable TV. It really wasn't all that long ago, yet in some ways 1988 seems like the Dark Ages!