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A Quick Post About The Most Stunning Twist Of Fate This Baseball Season

Of course my computer breaks down tonight and can’t get past the start-up screen. Tonight of all nights, because tonight gave us one of the most unbelievable moments of the year.

Padres versus Dodgers, top of the ninth inning. Padres on second and third. Two strikes, two outs, and the Dodgers leading by a run.

And then it was one of those times when the adage rang so true: You will see something you’ve never seen before every time you watch a baseball game.

Yes, it’s overstated. But given the game situation, I don’t know many people who have seen anything like that.

I apologize for being such a damn tease. If you haven’t seen the play yet, get out of your cave, and do a Google search for “Kenley Jansen error.” Or just go to MLB.com. Do something, just do it now! I would link the video of the craziness here, but I don’t know how to do that yet on this Samsung Galaxy Tab. I installed the WordPress app a few minutes ago to type this up, and it is like pulling teeth.

If you have seen the play in question, I hope you were as amazed as I was.

The Padres actually had runners on the corners with nobody out. Then Jansen buckled down and seemed to have righted the ship. A strikeout, a pop up, and Alexi Amarista looked overmatched. The remnants of a near-sellout crowd were ready to celebrate.

I wasn’t in attendance, but that’s probably a good thing since most people at Dodger Stadium probably weren’t paying attention to the field between pitches. Like Jansen.

Two runs, the tying and go-ahead runs, score with that team one strike away from a loss. All without a pitch being thrown.

That is unless you count Jansen’s lovely panic toss to the backstop as a pitch.

Huston Street made easy work of what had to be a shell-shocked team in a 1-2-3 bottom of the ninth.

The Padres stole this game as the Dodgers threw it away at the same time.

I’ll close by saying I look forward to seeing how the Dodgers and their closer rebound, or at least try to rebound, after being absolutely blindsided.

And the crew that works at Best Buy better get my computer fixed by tomorrow, because my fingers are having a tough time with this tablet crap.

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