The Greatest Comeback Ever

This isn't journalism. This isn't a normal LA Observed blog entry by even the loosest of definitions. This is simply one fan happy to have a place to voice his elation.

I just witnessed the greatest comeback I've ever seen in any sport. To paraphrase the great Red Barber, I can't believe what I just saw.

The Dodgers, down 9-5 to the San Diego Padres in the bottom of the 9th, hit four consecutive home runs to tie the game.

Four. Home. Runs. In a row.

No team had hit four consecutive home runs in 42 years. Only three other teams had ever done it. I'm guessing that the other three probably didn't do it in such dramatic fashion.

And then, to top it all off, with LA trailing 10-9 in the bottom of the 10th, Nomar Garciaparra hit a two-run walk off homer that sent the crowd at Chavez Ravine into ecstasy. Every person in the stadium was jumping around like an eight-year old boy, just like I was at home.

And to top that all off, the win put the Dodgers back ahead of the Padres for the divisional lead -- by half a game.

God, Allah, Buddha, Great Spirit, incomprehensible powers that be in the universe, thank you for letting me witness this. It more than makes up for being a Cubs fan this season.

September 18, 2006 11:16 PM • Native Intelligence • Email the editor

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