This has got to be one of the most exciting finishes to a baseball game I’ve ever seen.
With the game tied in the ninth, the Cubs had runners on first and second with one out, when pinch-hitter Joe Girardi knocked a broken-bat single into left field. Rounding third base and looking destined to score the walk-off run – Cubs shortstop Ricky Gutierrez stumbles around the bag, falling to the ground, and is forced to retreat back to third.
… And that’s when the madness REALLY breaks out (well, that is if you don’t count seventh-inning stretch singer Steve McMichael getting kicked out of the game by home plate umpire Angel Hernandez):
With pickles happening at three bases, Girardi manages to steal the attention just long enough for Gutierrez to sneak in behind the throw and score the winning run.
It’s absolute chaos and I love it.