1999 Project: A Grand Slam Single Interlude

I really hoped to have my post about the epic game 5 of the 1999 NLCS ready for today’s 10th anniversary. But a game as ridiculous (and long) as that one deserves more attention than I could provide in the meager time allotted to me this week. I also felt it deserved better than being posted on a Saturday, when most folks are not internetting.

But I could not let this date pass without making mention of one of the greatest games ever played. So please enjoy this pic of Robin Ventura, trotting through the raindrops as his ball sailed into the bullpen and sent the Mets back to Atlanta. Looking at it, I can almost hear Gary Cohen give his famous radio call.