In the 1st round of the Baltimore Sports Moment of the Year Tournament in the Weaver Region, the number two seeded Prayer in Thin Air faces off against the 15 seed Mark Reynolds toe stretch play at 1st base for the Orioles.

Voting for this matchup begins on Saturday February 23rd at 11:00 AM and ends at 11:00 AM on Sunday February 24th.


#2 Seed: Prayer in Thin Air – If 4th and 29 goes down in Ravens history, then the Prayer in Thin Air is right there with it, and probably higher because of the meaning of the play.jacoby

Its a moment you remember exactly where you were when it happened. I happened to be with family when the impossible happened, and we went absolutely bat crazy.

The Ravens trailed 35-28 to the Broncos with 42 seconds left in regulation. On a 3rd-and-3, Flacco evaded pressure, stepped into the pocket and threw a bomb down field to Jacoby Jones. The play worked to perfection as both cornerback Tony Carter and safety Rahim Moore whiffed on knocking the pass down, sailing perfectly into the waiting arms of Jones for the 70-yard touchdown to tie the game.


#15 Seed: Mark Reynolds Toe Touch at First – Mark Reynolds became an asset to the team after he was moved to first base when the experiment at third base wasn’t working anymore. He made countless plays, scooping balls in the dirt and using the “Velcro Toe” method, which in all seriousness, turned the Orioles defense around down the stretch.mark-reynolds-stretch

One of those moments came in a late season game in Toronto. Yunel Escobar dropped down a bunt which Manny Machado fielded cleanly and threw to first. Reynolds somehow kept the toe on the bag at the last second for the out.

Reynolds is now a member of the Cleveland Indians, but you couldn’t help but marvel at the way he played, going from a liability at third base to playing a smooth first base.