I remember watching the Flip Play live and thinking “that just saved the season.” The Yankees were down two games-to-none in the best-of-five ALDS but had a slim 1-0 lead in the seventh inning when Terrence Long lined Mike Mussina’s final pitch of the game into the right field corner. Shane Spencer threw to no one in particular but Jeter intercepted the throw and flipped to the plate for the out. It was a play you never expect to see. Mariano Rivera went two innings for the save, the Yankees won both Games Four and Five, and the rest was history. Just remarkable.
Here is your open thread for the night. The Cardinals and Red Sox are playing Game Five of the World Series at 8pm ET on FOX (Adam Wainwright vs. Jon Lester) and you’ve also got Monday Night Football (Seahawks vs. Rams). The Rangers are (finally) playing their home opener as well. Talk about any of those games or anything else right here. Enjoy.