VIDEO: Dan Johnson’s Tying And Evan Longoria’s Winning Home Runs For The Rays

Undoubtedly, this was the best and most entertaining night in the long and distinguished history of Major League Baseball.  Hopefully 30 for 30 and Ken Burns are already at work to put what we saw tonight in its proper context.  Chris Carpenter pitching a complete game shutout for the Cardinals.  The Braves falling in extra inning drama in Atlanta to complete their collapse.  The Orioles coming from behind to beat the Red Sox with 2 outs in the 9th.  But the most improbable and dramatic of all was Tampa Bay’s comeback from 7-0 in the 8th inning to beat the Yankees in 12 innings. 

The Rays were down to their last strike, trailing 7-6 after that 6 run 8th inning when Dan Johnson stepped to the dish.  Johnson hadn’t hit a home run since April 8th.  Until tonight.  Rays play by play man Dewayne Staats with the call…

http://youtube.com/watch?v=5XBLQkQs50s?hd=1

If all that drama wasn’t enough, only 3 minutes after Baltimore shocked the Red Sox, Evan Longoria sent Boston crashing out of the postseason.  Longoria hit his second home run of the night in the bottom of the 12th to complete the Rays’ amazing comeback on this night and in September.  YES Network’s Michael Kay is on the call, and he sounds as excited as anyone to see the Rays knock Boston out of the Playoffs…

http://youtube.com/watch?v=jPB8_5QTW7I?hd=1

A fitting end to one of the best sports nights we’ll ever see…

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