Favorite Ballpark Memory

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Favorite Ballpark Memory

#1 Post by Shyguy30 » July 27th, 2009, 12:33 pm

I don't get to many games (I live at least two hours from any stadium, and the nearest is the Royals) but I had the tremendous fortune to be at US Cellular Field for Mark Buehrle's perfect game. It struck me that this would be the ballpark memory I would point to when telling stories to my grandkids. So I thought it would make a good idea for a thread. What is your favorite ballpark memory?
Pepper Leach: [Vaughn has just given up a grand slam after walking three straight batters] You want me to go get him?

Lou Brown: No, keep him in. Let's see how he reacts.

Lou Brown: [Vaughn hits the next batter] Interesting.

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Re: Favorite Ballpark Memory

#2 Post by viper » July 27th, 2009, 8:07 pm

mine is easy. Baltimore. May 17, 1996. Opponent Seattle.

In the 8th inning AROD hit a GS. Baltimore came back with a Cal solo blast in the bottom of the 8th but Seattle added 2 more in the ninth on a Jay Bruner 2-run HR. In the bottom of the ninth the Orioles loaded the bases. With two out and a 3-2 count, Chris Hoiles launched the ultimate walk-off GS home run for a 14-13 victory. On the walk out of the stadium my son realized the Jose Mesa got the win. In 1.1 IP, Mesa gave up a walk, 3 hits and 4 runs. Not exactly you normal game winning performance.

It was around that time that Nike had a t-shirt that essentially said,

"Down by three,
bases loaded,
3-2 count.
No problem".

We arrived at the game in the second inning. The score was already 2-0 Orioles and there had been 4 hits. We really didn't miss much, all things considered.
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