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12 years ago today, November 4th, 2001, the Arizona Diamondbacks shocked the world by beating Mariano Rivera and the New York Yankees in a wild Game 7.
Personally, I’m a Diamondbacks fan, so I will try to not gush too much. But suffice it to say I think that this series and this game ranks among the best of all time in the Fall Classic.

12 years ago today, November 4th, 2001, the Arizona Diamondbacks shocked the world by beating Mariano Rivera and the New York Yankees in a wild Game 7.

Personally, I’m a Diamondbacks fan, so I will try to not gush too much. But suffice it to say I think that this series and this game ranks among the best of all time in the Fall Classic.

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vouxcroux:

bonusbaseball:

Neshek finds solace on pitching mound:

Neshek entered the game with one out and a runner on first. He got Omar Infante to hit a grounder to shortstop Stephen Drew, who almost turned a double play, then struck out Austin Jackson to end the inning. As he jogged off the mound he tapped the patch with his son’s initials on his sleeve, looked up, and exhaled.

“Yesterday I said to get on the baseball field you don’t really think about anything else, but tonight I was thinking about it,” Neshek said while fighting back tears. “It sounds so cliché but I felt like I had someone looking down on me and helping me.”

For those that don’t know, Pat Neshek’s son lived for about 23 hours, just a few days before.

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vouxcroux:

I love this. Kirk is just having one of those days and needs to be told that everything will be alright, or at least that it isn’t horrible. And Spock’s like, “What do you expect me to say?”

On a side note, anyone know what episode this is from?

(Source: spockemon)