The shot heard round Detroit ends it 5-4.
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BASEBALL!!!!! That was awesome.
I changed the channel when it was 4-1 in the 8th.
Me too. Neg bang away.
i make 3. guess i cant take credit for the win.
i did the same thing a couple years ago when they came back like 7 runs in the 9th vs the angels of all teams.
anyone noticing how phil coke has resurrected his career? not many saw that coming.
My dad texted me that a huge storm was rolling in so I left down 4-1 in the 8th to beat the storm back to Ann Arbor. I hate myself so much.
Boo-ya!!!! Yeah, I said it....BOOYA bitches!
It's hard to imagine a more dramatic fashion to honor the 1984 team than a walkoff grand slam, so that was rather awesome on several levels. Well, there's also this clip of Gibson's homerun in 1984 with some on-field audio too....
I've never seen a walk off grand slam before to win by one run. There isn't a little leaguer in America that hasn't dreamt of that moment. . .
Huzzah boys, huzzah!
they played this clip during the 8th. cant believe i hadnt seen it before. im a bit too young to have many memories of sparky - some commercial he did for an italian restaurant where his server couldn't get the parmessian cheese over his plate... its easy to see in that clip that he was a great baseball manager. its like the antithesis to moneyball and i love it.
the antithesis of money ball is good by me.
i wanted to find the commercial i was referrencing but failed. however, i did find this - i think this will due for a consolation prize. plus, its not even OT!
I will never tire of listening to and watching that!
Great shot. Flipping back and forth between the Cubs just missing a no no and then this.
But here you can see:
I was following along on my phone, saw the bases juiced and said, "C'mon Raj...just hit a home run here." And then I chuckled and pulled up my e-mail right before I was about to head upstairs to bed. And then I get the final score notice, and I stared at my phone for a full minute.
Big comeback win.
Wow! What an ending!
Feels good when they win!!!
Oh yes it does!
Talk about "Bang!"
Oh man, I feel real bad for that pitcher.
I don't. His WHIP is super low, he's been nearly unhittable all year. And it was undone by Avila, Jackson, Hunter, and Davis.
My first game of the year. You're all welcome
so in ESPN's mind it doesn't matter.
and you totally redeemed yourself!
a game that was full of glitches, between the 8 innings of sputtering Tigers offense and FoxSportsDetroit's technical problems causing an embarassing inaudible inning-long interview of Dan Petry, then the entire audio feed crashing for an additional inning or so.
On top of that, a severe thunderstorm rolled thru SW Michigan around 9:30 and wiped out my DirecTV signal, so I missed even more action.
I finally returned to the broadcast in the 8th inning, in plenty of time to see Davis's walk-off grand slam.
Those who stay with the Tigers will see a World Championship every 30 years or so...
more than the cubs can say
Dan Dickerson's call was phenomenal.
Just got done watching the game on delay. Man what a finish! Everytime Doolittle tucks his glove under his chin I just want to slap the shit out his fruity hipster face. Glad Davis and company was able to hit him where it hurts for us all.
Awesome ending. In sad I missed it.
Damn, saw 4-1 with Coke on the mound and I thought that was all she wrote...
Coke has been our best reliever lately.
but give the guy credit. he always takes the ball and will eat innings for the team, not to mention he seems to have turned it around as if late and if so, he becomes a very valuable lefty out of the pen.
Then I got the alert on my phone. The CoPa was rocking tonight!
Chanting "whoop there it is" as Raja circuled the pillows deserves a hat tip.
According to an mlb.com article on the game, this was the Tigers first walk off grand slam since June 27, 2004. That was by Carlos Pena and happened on the night the organization celebrated the 20th anniversary of the 84 championship team. Pretty cool.
If I was anywhere near a computer, I'd embed a clip of Jim Carey and that kid from liar liar yelling "BASEBALL STUFF." Unfortunately I'm not.