The #5 seed Wild Card celebration by the Orioles beating the Texas Rangers in the play-in game facing off against the #12 seed moment of Anquan Boldin pointing to the scoreboard in the Ravens victory over the Oakland Raiders marks the second match up today in the Weaver region.
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The scene in Texas when Nate McLouth recorded the final out in the bottom of the 9th inning is another moment I won’t soon forget in the O’s 2012 season. The O’s won 5-1 over Texas in the first ever one-game Wild Card match up to determine the AL Wild Card winner. The team celebrated on the field, but it was in the clubhouse that we got to see the real celebration go down.
With plastic draped from ceiling to floor, the Orioles doused each other with beer, champagne and whatever else they could get their hands on. A classic picture of Buck Showalter and Dan Duquette hugging each other, soaked in liquid is priceless. The Orioles were robbed of this moment in the final regular season game at Camden Yards, but the feeling was just as good as they moved on to face the Yankees in the ALDS.
There’s not many better GIF’s last season for the Ravens than this moment that comes in as the 12 seed. This moment also spawned numerous meme’s as Anquan Boldin directed Raiders corner back Joselio Hanson to check out the scoreboard as the Ravens laid the smackdown on Oakland.
This is the second moment in the field of 64 to come from the Ravens 55-20 victory. That’ll teach Hanson to smack talk again when your team is down 41-17.