Posts Tagged ‘mlb’

Game 163: Last Play Of Minnesota Twins Vs. Detroit Tigers Tiebreaker – 10/6/09

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

This is a fan’s-eye-view of game 163 of the Minnesota Twins‘ and Detroit Tigers’ 2009 regular season. The two teams had fought to even records atop the American League’s central division, forcing a game 163 playoff to determine which team would go on to face the Yankees in the American League Divisional Series.

The tie-breaking game lasted 12 innings with dramatic twists and turns throughout the game but the Minnesota Twins finally secured the championship title for the Twins on the strength of an Alexi Casilla single that drove Carlos Gomez in for the winning run. Casilla, who entered the game in the 10th inning as a pinch runner, redeemed himself after a baserunning mistake that might have been the difference between winning the game then and there.

The Hubert H. Metrodome crowd erupts. Found at YouTube from cynsha.

Minor League: The Road To the Show Trailer

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

This looks pretty cool. From the description:

The story of baseball’s minor leagues has not been told in great detail. Most conjure up the movie Bull Durham as the blue print for life in the minors. That perception is going to change with the release of , an original television program that will give fans a season-long look into what it takes, both on the field and off, to climb the ranks of the minor leagues and become a major league baseball player.

Found from .

Barry Bonds Breaks Hank Aaron’s Career Home Run Record

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Well, he did it. has surpassed on the all time career home runs list to become ‘s Home Run King, with 756 home runs. Go ! This is Bonds’ entire at bat:

From a fan’s point of view:

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Before & After Jackie Robinson

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

Today is the 60th anniversary of the day broke the color barrier in baseball. This clip includes lots of footage of Robinson on the field and provides a very good historical context.

The Negro Leagues: Playing In A Shadow

This is a student project but it features some great historical footage and gives great context of the times:

Buck O’Neil On Jackie Robinson

tells a story about traveling on the road with Jackie Robinson:

Red Barber On Branch Rickey

In this video, explains the impetus behind ‘s decision to place a black player on his all white Brooklyn Dodgers team:

The Georges Laraque Story

This piece details how used Jackie Robinson to overcome the racism he faced during his journey to the NHL:

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Barry Bonds Passes Babe Ruth

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

I know this is a little late but there’s usually a bit of a delay between a current event and when some video of the event gets posted. That, and, , I’m awfully ambivalent about passing with home run number 715.

I think he’s an amazingly talented baseball player. I don’t know if I can remember a player with such a good eye and with such patience and discipline at the plate. So with a player that good, it’s hard not to get caught up in the moment of a historic event:

forced to remove the clip of the broadcast. Wake up, you guys. Football has surpassed you as the national sport; a little free media might just help ticket sales. But they’ll probably complain about fan-generated clips next (found at YouTube from gotricekid):

This one’s has a little better angle, is a little closer and less shaky, and has a cute kid in it. I found it at from JH):

This is the guy who caught 715 (found at YouTube from jackpalance):

Yet, still, there are many who believe as I do that the record is tarnished because of his alleged steroid use. I believe he used the juice. And Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron did not. How’s that fair to them? Myneighborshateyou at is so incensed that he uploaded a protest video:

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