Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Ode to the inside-the-park home run


It's been a beautiful evening for baseball.

We're tied, 2-2, here in the bottom of the ninth. Two out. It all comes down to this. The game, the season, the fate is in the hitter's hands. 

He could be the hero.




The pitcher sets.

He's into his windup, and THE PITCH!




Whoa, look out!

Just inches away from his chin.

Lucky he ducked out of the way in time.




He didn't appear to like that one bit.

He and the catcher are having words as he steps back into the box.




The pitcher sets, winds, you can see the intensity in his eyes...




...and THE PITCH!




[crack]




He got a hold of that one!




He chugs out of the box!




He's rounding first and heading for second!

Extra bases for sure.




It's still rolling!

All the way to the wall!




He's rounding second and heading for third!




Turning on the jets!




The right fielder tracks it down, hits the cutoff man, so he'll have to stop at...

WAIT...




...THEY'RE WAVING HIM HOME!!!

GO!!!




SLIDE, SLIDE!!!!

HERE COMES THE THROW!!!!




HE IS...

[silence]




SAFE!!!

SAFE!!!

SAFE!!!

GAME OVER!!! SEASON OVER!!! THEY'RE THE CHAMPS!!!

A game-winning inside the park home run!!! 

How do ya like that?!?!




It's an absolute mob scene down on the field!




I'm sure there's a long celebration for them waiting in the clubhouse!

Just when you think you've seen it all in this game, folks.

Think again.

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These are the kind of goofy post ideas that come to me at one in the morning.

16 comments:

Robert said...

Well done...

Tony L. said...

It's a lot more inspired than I've been lately!

Marcus said...

That sounds better than a kid crawling into bed and waking me up at 1 in the morning. Great post.

BaseSetCalling said...

Ka-Ching!

That Reyes card is a great fielding card and he is running the bases. Nice find.

deal said...

Great Post, nice variety and selection of cards!

deal said...

If your up for it, The 5-4-3 Triple Play would be a good subject for one of these.

Matthew Scott said...

Fun post!

Salgado said...

Cool Dunston cameo in that Gracie card.

defgav said...

Love it!

Mark Hoyle said...

Very cool post

Mike said...

Marcus....Nick used to do that to me and his mom ALL the time!!....haha!

Ana Lu said...

What a great post! You can truly feel like it was happening!

Julie Owens said...

can't sleep? or just staying up too late? either way it's perfect inspiration! great post Nick!

Kevin Papoy said...

loved it !

petethan said...

Belated bravo!

beefman said...

Ultra-belated bravo!