Obviously any one of these “hey, remember that time” things could get you, but this first anniversary really stuck to me today, and I’ll explain after we enjoy.
It’s Kris Bryant homering in each of the final three innings on this day last year against the Nationals:
— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) May 17, 2020
Homering in three straight innings (and they all looked so similar!) is something only 11 other players in history have accomplished, and if you narrow it to the final three innings of the game, it’s just Bryant and JD Martinez (as part of his four-homer game in 2017).
I think the reason this got me today was because it’s a reminder that, despite baseball’s loooong seasons, and despite baseball’s loooong history, you still never know when you might see something you’ve never seen before on a given day. Or you might even see something no one has ever done before (or, OK, one other guy has done it).
I miss baseball.