So it’s 11:40 p.m. on Wednesday and the hardworking staff has the Sox-Orioles game on the kitchen TV and is tracking the Yankees-Rays on MLB’s Gameday site, which is the digital equivalent of watching an old-fashioned ticker provide a pitch-by-pitch account of the baseball action.
And the Rays just squandered a one-out, two-on opportunity in the bottom of the 11th, while the Sox squandered their three-on opportunity in the top of the ninth.
Jonathan Papelbon strikes out Adam Jones. Greg Golson singles off Brandon Gomes. Papelbon strikes out Reynolds. Eric Chavez singles off Jake McGee. Jorge Posada grounds into a fielder’s choice.
(Total fire drill here – hardworking staff shuttling from laptop to kitchen to laptop to kitchen.)
Yankees don’t score; Orioles do.
PAPELBON BLOWS SAVE! ORIOLES WIN!
Mercy mercy mercy.
And Evan Longoria just HOMERED to send the Rays to the postseason and the 2011 Greatest Team Ever to the dustbin of history.
This is one crazy frickin’ night of baseball.