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A memorable night in Fenway Park

We went to tonight's RedSox / Mariners game (I suppose last night since it is now friday). The RedSox were behind 7-1 at the end of the 7th inning. Lots of people left in the 7th and 8th innings. Pity on them, because: the RedSox scored one run in the 8th and six in the 9th to win 8-7. The people who left missed lots of cheering, hilarity, and excitement. I can just hear a couple of conversations where the person is telling a friend: "we were at this disastrous Red Sox game; the Sox were way behind so we left early". And then the other person says: "you dummy"….

Interestingly enough Wednesday's game which took 15 innings was also won by the RedSox. We watched that one on TV. SInce it overlapped into thursday, Aug 1 there were actually two walk-off wins on that date.

We have gone to 12 games thus far this year and our record is 10-2. We have 3 more to go.

Wednesday's game had a very rare kind of double play - an unassisted double play by an outfielder. The left fielder, Johnny Gomes, caught the ball with a miraculous catch. The runner who was on 2nd base assumed it was going to be caught so he was most of the way home when Gomes caught the ball. Usually the fielder would throw the ball to the shortstop or 2nd baseman who would step on 2nd base before the runner returned but in this game Gomes ran to 2nd base himself. Interestingly there was another one earlier this year; the previous one was in 2003.
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I assume he assumed it wasn't going to be caught.

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