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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The Greatest Steal In Baseball History



My buddy Adam in Maine sent me this morning a very different angle, courtesy of YouTube, of the Dave Roberts steal of second in Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS, as taken by a fan in the either the bleachers or the rightfield grandstand of Fenway Park. It is very short, just 20 seconds.

But it was 20 seconds that changed a franchise, as well as a rivalry, forever.

I especially love the fan reaction after the stolen base. Just priceless.

Since today is the first day of spring, and the baseball season is just less than two weeks off, I thought you all might like to enjoy the greatest steal in baseball history from another perspective.

My thanks to Adam.

But especially, my thanks to Dave Roberts. God bless him.

8 comments:

Peter N said...

And MY thanks to you...great moment in Red Sox history.....

The Omnipotent Q said...

My pleasure, Peter. Glad you enjoyed it...

Michael Leggett said...

Great Moment In History, off Mariano:

& Tim Got THAT Moment Wrong

The Omnipotent Q said...

What did McCarver get wrong on that play? I remember Joe Buck calling him safe...

Eklof 22 said...

That is fantastic! Great new angle on such a big moment. That just made my day.

Michael Leggett said...

On the May 20th Edition of "FOX Saturday Baseball", Tim The Dim Bulb, mentioned how Dave Roberts stole 2nd off Mariano in the '04 National League Playoff:

Buck then dubbed Mc Carver as Sophocles of The Diamond & never called Tim on that one.

Peter N said...

I think he was an LED bulb...naturally dim!

The Omnipotent Q said...

Glad you liked it, Cormac. It still sends shivers down my spine...

Sorry, Michael, I thought you meant the moment it originally happened.