Thursday, June 3, 2010
Pittsburgh Pirates A Long Way From Ending Futility
"Two balls, one strike. What tension! The runners lead. A lotta room in right-center, if he hits one there, we can dance in the streets. The two-one. Swung, line drive left field! One run is in! Here comes Bream! Here's the throw to the plate! He is...SAFE! BRAVES WIN! BRAVES WIN! BRAVES WIN! BRAVES WIN! BRAVES WIN! They may have to hospitalize Sid Bream. He's down at the bottom of a huge pile at the plate. They help him to his feet. Frank Cabrera got the game-winner! The Atlanta Braves are National League champions again! This crowd has gone berserk, listen! Meanwhile, Barry Bonds is just now walking off the field. Andy Van Slyke is sitting on his glove in center field in shock. The Braves came from two runs down in the ninth, and with two outs Francisco Cabrera got the hit that won Atlanta the game, a two-run single to left! What a ballgame!"
—Atlanta Braves announcer Skip Caray's call of Francisco Cabrera's game-winning hit in Game 7.
That quote is how many Pirates fans remember that dramatic 1992 National League Championship Series loss to the Atlanta Braves. However, that quote means so much more today than it did in the waning moment of Game 7.
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