Any one individual highlight is always fun. A home run robbing catch, a fancy steal of home, a diving play, a triple play, a walk off etc., but there’s something to be said about two-for-ones. There not just twice as cool, there’s a multiplying factor that makes them even more awesome to watch over and over again.
The Dodgers walk-off win last night, for example, features at least three notable bits. First, of course, there’s the fact that it was a walk-off win – that’s always going to be worth your time. Second, the walk-off came on a two run, inside the park homer – which is uncommon enough to be sweet. And third, it wasn’t just a regular inside the park homer, it was of the little league variety – meaning that someone (specifically Michael Taylor) is going to have a sad, quiet shower.
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The immediacy of Taylor’s pain as the ball rolls under his glove is so tangible, it hurts. That’ll be a tough one to shake off. That said, a lot of credit has to go to Yasiel Puig, who turned what should have been a ho-hum single into an inside the park home run, because he hustled out of the gate and didn’t stop until he reached home. Even with the error, I’m not sure many guys score on that. What a way to end a game.