Tagged: Walk-off home run

Raul Ibanez ALDS Game Three Heroics

I was lucky enough to attend game 3 of the ALDS between the Orioles and Yankees in the Bronx.  It ranks up there among the best games I’ve ever attended, thanks to one Raul Ibanez.  I was able to capture the game-tying home run on video from the left field bleachers.  You can hear the fans second-guessing Joe Girardi’s decision to bench Alex Rodriguez.  Their second-guessing changed with just one pitch.

Sadly though, my phone died as I was trying to record Ibanez’s game-winning home run in the bottom of the 12th. Ibanez also knocked that one out of the park on the first pitch.

-Bryan Mapes (@IAmMapes)

Cody Ross Walks Off For Red Sox

Myself and fellow 3U3D host Kurt Peter made the trek to Fenway Park for the “Battle of the Sox” between Chicago and Boston. It was Kurt’s first trip to “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark” and it certainly was memorable. 3UP player on our podcast from a few episodes ago, Jose Quintana, was masterful on the hill with 8 scoreless innings. Quintana was in line for the win up 1-0 heading to the final inning. Matt Thornton started the 9th and got himself into trouble. Manager Robin Ventura turned to closer Addison Reed with Cody Ross coming up with two on and one out. Our friend and Giants fan Ally Williams had told us to cheer hard for her former Giant World Series hero. Ross must have heard our cheers as he delivered this blast in the bottom of the 9th.

We celebrated with some steak tips on Landsdowne St. (more on that coming in a future “Chowin’ Down”) Just another great night in my favorite ballpark in the Majors.

-Bryan Mapes (@IAmMapes)