MAGIC! ORIOLES BUMP RED SOX OUT OF THE POSTSEASON

There was magic in the air at Oriole Park at Camden Yards tonight as Robert Andino hit a walkoff single that gave the Orioles a 4-3 win over the Boston Red Sox.  Moments later Evan Longoria hit a walkoff home run in the 12th inning that gave the Rays a 8-7 win over New York and put them ahead in the Wild Card.

Both the Orioles and Rays were down in their respective games.  For Baltimore, Nolan Reimold tied the game with two outs in the bottom of the ninth and Robert Andino delivered the walkoff as thousands of Red Sox fans left Baltimore disappointed in the loss.

It got worse when they saw what was going on at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.  Down 7-0, the Rays put up six runs in the eighth inning and one in the ninth to extend their matchup against the New York Yankees.  Three innings later Evan Longoria hit a line drive home run that kicked the Sox out the Wild Card.

It was a storybook ending. The $41 million dollar David kicked out the $160 million Goliath. Andino’s single was hit to Carl Crawford, who left Tampa Bay to make $142 million over seven years.  Crawford muffed the ball and the O’s eliminated his current team to make way for his former team.

Tonight was baseball’s finest night.

Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of BaltimoreSportsReport.com and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.

6 Comments

  1. MGW

    September 29, 2011 at 12:53 am

    Best BSR headline EVER!!! will take this sign next year when the Dicky Eklunds descend on OPACY and start their stupid “Let’s go (choke) Red Sux.

  2. Ross

    September 29, 2011 at 9:48 am

    There truly was a magical feeling around baseball last night. Very cool the O’s were apart of something. Hopefully in future years they’ll be able to play a larger role than spoiler.

  3. BleedOrange

    September 29, 2011 at 9:55 am

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA… the past three nights of watching baseball were the best.

  4. mattmurdock

    September 29, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    I guess people who root for a team that hasn’t had a winning season in 10+ years have to write about something.

    See you in the dumpster again next year, Baltimore.

    • mgw

      September 29, 2011 at 5:31 pm

      Yep, we’ll see you in that same dumpster, pal. You’re team is the top of the trash heap in not making the playoffs and we’re in the bottom…but we’re both in the dumpster.

      A fan of any team that wins 3 championships over a 90 year span needs to be a little more humble. Also, any team fresh off the biggest choke every in Major League Baseball – losing a 9 game lead in a month – needs to keep his mouth shut, too. There’s a history there too, buddy – see 1978. The team is known for choking.

      So, scoot on over mattmurdock, aka Dicky Eklund, and pass me an apple core or a banana peel…life is good in the dumpster, isn’t it?

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