The Rays' astounding "Game 162" finish demands a deep rewind

27 okt 2020
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Playoff baseball is the best baseball. We can all agree on that. But every once in a while, the regular season lines up so perfectly, so dramatically, that it creates a situation you'll never find in the postseason. We're talking about a simultaneous, multi-team, multi-game horserace to the finish line. To understand just how wild that can be, look no further than the final night of the 2011 MLB season.
We begin, as always, at the end. In extra innings of a tied Yankees-Rays game in Florida, Evan Longoria stands at the plate with a chance to walk off for the win ... and a playoff spot. The fact that things even got to that point is ridiculous. It depended on Tampa rallying into wild card position throughout September. It depended on the Boston Red Sox falling apart. Tonight, it depended on the miserable Baltimore Orioles choosing to give it their all just for the fun of it ... and perhaps getting some help from a former Ray. It depended on Longoria and his teammates-- some of them rather obscure-- making one last push in a historic month-long rally.
"Game 162" was one of the coolest nights in baseball history. Before we watch Evan Longoria try to end it, let's rewind.
Directed and edited by Joe Ali
Written and produced by Seth Rosenthal
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  • That's a cool picture at 8:17

    Gene ShortGene Short16 timmar sedan
  • Can't believe it's about to be the 10 year anniversary. Best night of baseball ever. And I'm sorry, Longoria didn't have a down year. I guess his batting average was lower but that's only because of an unlucky .239 BABIP. Dude was as good as ever

    Seth GuttmanSeth GuttmanDag sedan
  • You gotta love the Orioles popping off over their victory - it's the kind of spite-fuelled instant-alliance that comes from "Well, we have no particular alliegance to the Rays, but we happen to be playing against the Red Sox so let's do it for the Rays!"

    WyrmknaveWyrmknave4 dagar sedan
  • The most incredible night of regular season baseball we’ll likely ever see during our lifetime.

    freedmanstlfreedmanstl4 dagar sedan
  • 1:16 uh why arent the red sox on this list? wrong year?

    WalczykWalczyk9 dagar sedan
  • Anderson’s missed kick Falcons vs Vikings 1998 NFC Championship

    Will CapuanoWill Capuano10 dagar sedan
  • Dan Shaughnessy is the biggest clown, douchebag, piece of $hit to ever be associated with anything Boston and proved it year after year. He was the Skip Bayless of Boston times 100 and I hate how these clowns get so much airtime and people actually watch/listen/read them!

    KeyserSoze26BKeyserSoze26B19 dagar sedan
  • There's a GREAT book about this called "Baseball's Starry Night" that reconstructs the whole night from the perspectives of fans tweeting, emailing, etc. all across the country as the games are playing out in real time. It's an awesome read, even when you already know how it ends, but you're seeing these fans living it.

    BPBearyBPBeary22 dagar sedan
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    johnblah1234johnblah123428 dagar sedan
  • Great Job.

    Lucky VerriLucky VerriMånad sedan
  • One thing to note, Longoria did make a fielding error in the top of the 12th inning.

  • this is one of the most unbelievable nights of sports i’ve ever witnessed live. i remember being a little kid watching this unfold. madness. how can you not be romantic about sports?

    Tommy CapriseTommy CapriseMånad sedan
  • “How can you not be romantic about baseball?”

    MyMenelaosMyMenelaosMånad sedan
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    Andrew GarciaAndrew GarciaMånad sedan
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    Will FelixWill FelixMånad sedan
  • Greatest day in MLB history

    Alan JohnsonAlan JohnsonMånad sedan
  • Thanks for reminding this Phillies fan that if they just let the Braves win they wouldn't have had to face the Cards in the playoffs

    Kyle MillerKyle Miller2 månader sedan
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    jsXanatosjsXanatos2 månader sedan
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    Daniel McCloskeyDaniel McCloskey2 månader sedan
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    Stan HarrisStan Harris2 månader sedan
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    Hank FairchildHank Fairchild2 månader sedan
  • As a Red Sox fan this night sucked. I still feel dirty for rooting for the yankees

    kenthehobokenthehobo2 månader sedan
  • Theo would go to the Cubs to win the World Series in 2016! 😏🥳

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    Jam MinJam Min2 månader sedan
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    sergio lozasergio loza2 månader sedan
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    Jimothy HamperJimothy Hamper2 månader sedan
  • Whenever this game is discussed, the top of the 12th is always overlooked. Yankees got 1st and 3rd with no one out. Then there was a ridiculous ground ball to 3rd that managed to get that runner.

    Chris DiPierroChris DiPierro2 månader sedan
  • Damn... Good to see Uggla again.

    Richard RoyRichard Roy2 månader sedan
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    John Daniel LunaJohn Daniel Luna3 månader sedan
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    Chill BillChill Bill3 månader sedan
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    Joseph HodappJoseph Hodapp3 månader sedan
  • I know you don’t cover football (soccer) that much, but I feel like the 2005 Champions League final deserves a deep rewind. Liverpool 3-0 down at half time, against one of the best teams anyone had ever seen in AC Milan. Everything looked like it was over, a Liverpool fan even killed himself at half time it was that hopeless. Then, Liverpool clawed it back in the second half to 3-3, and won on penalties.

    OwenOwen3 månader sedan
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  • Best part of this video, Andrew Jones Homer

    Martin QuesadaMartin Quesada3 månader sedan
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  • Great video but just wish you used Gary Thorne’s call for the Andino hit

    Jason GanslawJason Ganslaw3 månader sedan
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  • Oh man I remember this very vividly. I just came home from playing in a football game as a freshman. Took a shower and watched the game with my brother. Evan is from around my area so it was crazy to see dude hit the walk off and see a finish like that. The freese walk off has a football memory too lmaoo

    Yung_GrouchYung_Grouch3 månader sedan
  • Just need to link this because it is a great read along side of

    mode9800mode98003 månader sedan
  • The Phillies ruined this season by beating the Braves...they allowed the Cardinals to get in and well...we know what happened with that

    Alex MurphyAlex Murphy3 månader sedan
  • Implications of this night (and the prior month) set in motion the events the culminated on November 2nd 2016. Theo left, Joe Maddon signed a contract that included an opt out after the 2014 season. Thanks Rays

    Brandon MarcellisBrandon Marcellis3 månader sedan
  • Y'all should do a rewinder on "the comeback" game. 93' Oliers v Bills wildcard. Wilddddd game

    Miles NugentMiles Nugent3 månader sedan
  • The Micro Korg organ patch at the end is so recognizable.

    Christopher AndersonChristopher Anderson3 månader sedan
  • So Carl Crawford’s mere presence ... is the reason the Rays made the playoffs in 2011...mind blown

    AE B.AE B.3 månader sedan

    Matthew MenzMatthew Menz3 månader sedan
  • And this failed to mention that Dan Johnson broke Boston's spirit in 2008 with a HR off Papelbon in September, adding to his ability to ruin the Red Sox' dreams.

    Paul CainPaul Cain3 månader sedan
  • I know this isn't a sport that gets covered on this channel, but I would KILL to see a deep rewind of Tony Hawks 990 at the X Games. Vert was dying, street was in, Tony had a big video game coming out that his public relevancy depended on at that point. With one move he could cement himself as an icon to the sport, and to America itself. Welcome to a moment in history. (See? CRAZY potential)

    sussvarmansussvarman3 månader sedan
  • The only thing this video misses is the Bruce Chen rumor. Chen had finished his season with the also-ran Royals but there was talk that if a Game 163 tiebreaker were necessary, the Red Sox, whose rotation was wretched, were going to trade for him and very hastily get him in uniform to be their starter. All this for one game -- his contract was up at the end of 2011, and he wouldn't have been eligible for the playoffs proper.

    newsrimnewsrim3 månader sedan
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    Michael LambrechtMichael Lambrecht3 månader sedan
  • I thought that was Mark Rober in the thumbnail 🤣

    Ryan FrederickRyan Frederick3 månader sedan
  • You should look at the Brewers 2011 NLDS walkoff next

    bigDbigD3 månader sedan
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    TheYodaBossTheYodaBoss3 månader sedan
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    Drake McNamaraDrake McNamara3 månader sedan
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    Franklin SoongFranklin Soong3 månader sedan
  • “Like it meant something” As if spite isn’t motivator enough?

    Milo CopelandMilo Copeland3 månader sedan
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  • How has Tony Hawk’s 900 at the X-Games not gotten a Rewinder yet?

    Tyler KiesTyler Kies3 månader sedan
  • And right on Crawford's Corner as well. God, what a moment. I don't watch baseball, but this kinda makes me want to.

    Carlos SierraCarlos Sierra3 månader sedan
  • Why yes, I am a Red Sox fan. Why yes, I do like to torture myself.

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  • I recommend max muncy walk off home run game 3 2018 World Series and 2020 World Series rays walk off game 4

    ikeike3 månader sedan
  • Lol this was posted right before the rays lost the World Series

    Ricardo TorresRicardo Torres3 månader sedan
  • Longoria hits it right to Crawford’s Corner. Fitting.

    Adam BrayAdam Bray3 månader sedan
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    j sj s3 månader sedan
  • what a sick video! even as a Yankees fan i always had a soft spot for Longoria lots of Respect for him also loved the Narration skills i was so focused on the video and on the details, you gave those 12:43 seem to fly by new Sub 💙

    Notorious_324Notorious_3243 månader sedan
  • I as a Cardinals fan I remember that 2011 season so well mainly due as that was the last time me and my father watched the Cards play. I always get super worked up whenever someone mentions it and even if this video wasn't about them at all thank you for bringing me back to sitting in that room watching and listening to my Dad give play by play calls to my great Uncle over the phone!

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    KyasinKyasin3 månader sedan
  • You made this all up!

    Matthew MMatthew M3 månader sedan
  • Who's Here After The Recent World Series? Or Is It Too Soon For That? #LOL

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