WS awards: Best & best from Game 4
Just when you thought this World Series couldn’t get any
weirder, Game 4 happened. Here’s your best from yet another
Best singing face by a member of an American country music
group singing the national anthem before the game: Jay
DeMarcus (right) of the Rascal Flatts blows the flatus horn during
a rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner,” showcasing the secret
behind all of the group’s hit songs.
Best use of warm-up pitches by a starting pitcher:
Clay Buchholz works on his slider before an extremely important
game. Looks like he’ll do just fine.
Best use of glove as hand: Stephen Drew only needs
his larger leathery hand to make this wonderful one-handed
Best use of kidney to block play at plate: Though
by kickball rules David Ortiz was out on this play, he displayed a
veteran’s prowess by using his internal organs to absorb the blow
from Matt Holliday’s throw to home.
Best use of home run to throw bat in dirt and run around
the bases screaming: Jonny Gomes wasn’t even supposed to
be in Sunday’s lineup. So you can imagine his jubilation when he
creamed one over the wall to break the game open. He can thank
Shane Victorino’s tight back for this one.
Best friends: Mike Napoli and Gomes.
in-game catching lesson: With Ortiz making a few
rare appearances at first base this Series due to the National
League’s archaic rule which forces pitchers to embarrass themselves
at the plate and sluggers to embarrass themselves in the field,
Dustin Pedroia thought it a good opportunity to give a free lesson
to the 17-year veteran.
Best conclusion to a game following a game that ended in a
walk-off obstruction call: A walk-off pick off, of
Best Old Hoss Radbourn tweet:
Please let Game 5 end with a bunt inside the park home run.
— Old Hoss Radbourn (@OldHossRadbourn)
See you all for Game 5