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Sometimes Sports Are Great

Posted By Jon DeRosa On January 10, 2012 @ 10:37 am In 1: Featured,Baseball,Bronx Banter,Games We Play,Jon DeRosa,Other Sports | Comments Disabled

For me, this [1] is close to the fantasy of Reggie Jackson returning to play for the Yankees in, oh, say July of 1987. And then stepping in as a pinch hitter in his first game back, a scoreless tie in the bottom of the eighth, and blasting one into the upper deck in right field.

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After changing his number from 44 to 42.

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For fans, teammates and coach, the reaction was unbridled joy. But for the player himself, I can’t even imagine how it felt. This wasn’t a goal that won a trophy, but as William reminded us recently [4] with Don Mattingly’s game winner from 1985, the best moments in sports often take place outside the narrow pursuit of a championship.


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[1] this: http://soccernet.espn.go.com/report?id=334486&cc=5901

[2] Image: http://www.bronxbanterblog.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/thierry-henry-reut_1002909d1.jpg

[3] Image: http://www.bronxbanterblog.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/thierry-henry-302011.jpg

[4] reminded us recently: http://www.captainsblog.info/2012/01/06/yankee-classic-video-a-memorable-mattingly-moment/12312/

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