Oct
06

“Juuust missing to run the count full, 3-2″

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There’s still two hours until first pitch, so I figured this was a good way to kill some time. Positive vibes, you know? That 2-2 pitch looks more and more unbelievable with each passing year.

Categories : Days of Yore
  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    Juggernaut !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • bonestock94

    Man, no way the new stadium is as loud and shakes like the old one. No freaking way.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Who said it did?

      • bonestock94

        Huh?

    • Slugger27

      loudness and atmosphere, theres no comparison between them

      amenities and facilities, theres no comparison between them

      take your pick i guess.

      • bonestock94

        I can’t afford the amenities so that’s easy lol

    • Ricky

      I remember when Mattingly hit that homerun in the ’95 division series. That place was rockin

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        Hold onto the roof!!

        /Gary Thorne’d

        • Ricky

          ahhh memories!

  • http://www.twitter.com/jordansmed JGS

    Catcher should of kept his body more still while the pitch was on the way.

  • Gerry Davis

    That pitch was clearly a ball..

    • Mickey Scheister

      Oh Gerry, you clearly suck at life.

  • Stuckey

    Eh, Yankees had 2-innings-without-breaking-a-sweat Mo back then.

    Yankees were gonna win that game and the series anyway.

  • Sheepmeister

    personally i think that call looks more and more believable each passing year with the way postseason umpiring goes.

    • Rod

      Ain’t that the truth

  • Kevin

    That reminds me of how the stadium used to be and how it use to sound. THe new one can’t hold a candle to it.

    • Rainbow Connection

      That’s what happens when you replace hardcore fans with corporate douche$.

    • Darren

      Totally, 100% agree. The old Stadium blows the new one away in every possible category.

      Except sushi.

      • Kevin

        Indeed..sadly though..the new YS of corporate greed is here to stay…

      • CP

        I disagree. I couldn’t stand the dungeons that they called concessions stands in the old stadium. Or the seats. Or the bathrooms. Or the entrances/exits.

    • Ricky

      agreed

  • Jon in CUO

    For anyone missing Tino – don’t worry, we’ve still got him:

    http://www.fangraphs.com/graph.....110928.png

  • vin

    That team could do no wrong.

  • Rainbow Connection

    I love Tino, but did anyone hear him with Sterling a week or two ago? I couldn’t understand half of what he said (even when he managed to spit out a few words here and there). Great player, bad communicator.

  • thenamestsam

    Interesting to see that in light of the piece Mike Fast wrote for BP a few weeks ago about catcher framing. That pitch is definitely a strike, but I don’t think the catcher does a good job of framing it at all. He drops his head to watch the ball at the last second, which is one of the things that was specifically mentioned in that article as making it more likely for the pitch to be called a ball. Additionally, he moves his hands so much as he receives the ball, snapping them down and then back up quickly. Combined, those two factors make it a lot tougher for the umpire.

  • jon

    Someone asked Nova if winning this game would be the best in his life

    his response

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PQ6335puOc

  • PFOJ

    Anyone know where video of Leyritz’s walk off in 1995 can be found?

  • Ivan

    Watching dat still gives me goosebumps…wow wat a moment.

  • Rainbow Connection

    Since when does Gardner have the same voice as Nick Swardson? Strange!!!

  • 4_Everbronx

    Wow, haven’t seen this in a while…I was in my mid 20’s.

  • Pasqua

    Ah, 1998. The Yankees couldn’t lose, and Joe Buck still sounded like he gave a shit…

    • JFH

      I forgot there was a time when Joe Buck sounded enthusiastic, even when it was the Yankees.

  • the other Steve S.
    • Heisenberg

      Great one. I do wish you could get highlights that were a bit longer like the embeded video. I realize the pitch before was the part of the set up to Tino’s homer, but I’d just like a couple pitches beforehand on all big moments, just so it builds up a little.

  • anon

    I miss the way there wasn’t a steady camera angle in the house.

  • billysbartender

    always loved the shot of someones beverage flying off the old upper deck. goddam i miss the old upper deck. made homers beautiful!!

  • Slugger27

    i miss the siren that the stadium played during homeruns during the 90s dynasty.

    • Ricky

      +1

  • JFH

    It was a strike 1998 and is still a strike today. But, I remember those Yankees as being very good at taking advantage of 2nd chances. TM made the most of that extra pitch.

  • http://unclemikesmusings.blogspot.com Uncle Mike

    The Padres had already blown a 5-2 lead in the 7th. You do that, you don’t deserve to win the World Series, and San Diegans can stop complaining about it.

  • Owen

    It didn’t occur to me at the time but Knoblauch looks like Emilio Estevez circa The Breakfast Club.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    this pitch right here is why i always debate against replays or just having replays on home runs. There have been many instances where a questionable call keeps an at bat going only to yield a key hit such as this.

    what should’ve been strike 3 turns into 4 runs.

  • Accent Shallow

    I’d never seen the overhead angle before. Previously, I’d thought that it was outside, and parallax made it look like a strike.

    But . . . that’s a strike. Outer third, and certainly high enough. Probably the catcher’s fault, as someone mentioned upthread.