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  1. Roy Halladay going 9 innings with 14Ks and no unintentional walks isn’t noteworthy?

    Comment by Pat — August 17, 2011 @ 10:33 am

  2. The Sox had an 827% chance of winning it in the 11th and still blew it. Effin’ typical, man.

    Comment by WSO — August 17, 2011 @ 10:38 am

  3. The Sox game was a good one. Five, count them, five triples by the ChiSox! Is there anyting more exciting than a triple? Except that only two of them came home to score. Even Rios’ lead off triple in the bottom of the 11th couldn’t be sac’d in.

    Comment by Dan — August 17, 2011 @ 10:51 am

  4. You apparently didn’t hear the Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur draft of sports events that are more exciting than the triple. According to them there are at least 10 things more exciting than the triple. But the discussion was really better than the list itself.

    Comment by Drakos — August 17, 2011 @ 11:08 am

  5. For lots of other people it would have been the biggest day of their life.

    For Roy Halladay, it was Tuesday.

    Comment by Shazbot — August 17, 2011 @ 11:15 am

  6. If you’re going to give up nine to the Twins, it’s always nice to have Verlander on the mound the next night.

    I would suggest that if you are the Tigers, the first part of that sentence could be just about anything.

    “If you’re going to ___________________________, it’s always nice to have Verlander on the mound the next night.”

    Pretty much the only draw back to having Verlander on the mound the next night is that it means he isn’t on the mound tonight.

    Comment by MikeS — August 17, 2011 @ 11:47 am

  7. Yeah, I can’t say the triple is at the top of my list either. I would say, in baseball, the play at the plate, whether on a hit or sac fly is better, so is every pitch down the stretch of a no-hitter or perfect game. Other sporting moment off the top of my head I like better:

    -Punt\Kick-Off returns
    -Long, winding putts as they approach the hole
    -The decisive goal/save in a hockey shootout
    -someone going coast to coast from a rebound to finish a fast break(probably the basketball equivalent of a triple)

    Comment by Dom — August 17, 2011 @ 11:51 am

  8. Re: Walkoff grand slam to win by one run… Isn’t that an exceptionally rare event? Hafner did it earlier this year, but I think it’s still been done less than 30 times in ML history.

    Comment by Jeff — August 17, 2011 @ 2:10 pm

  9. No, for Roy Halladay, it was a failure.

    For Charlie Manuel, it was a Tuesday.

    Comment by Chris — August 17, 2011 @ 2:31 pm

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