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Video: Albert Pujols slugs 19th-inning walkoff home run

Aug 10, 2014, 9:37 AM EST

Albert Pujols mercifully put an end to Saturday night’s Red Sox vs. Angels marathon with this replay-reviewed opposite-field walkoff home run off Boston right-hander Brandon Workman …

The game took a total of six hours and 31 minutes. You have to feel somewhat sorry for the umpires and tech guys who had to stay up in New York City to review that thing. It was 3:40 a.m. ET when Pujols went yard.

  1. baseballlifestyle101 - Aug 10, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Reblogged this on Baseball Lifestyle101.

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 10, 2014 at 10:02 AM

      You would have been better off to get the video from MLB.com. You will get a lot of thumbs down on this site for reblogging Reblogging makes you look lazy.

  2. proudlycanadian - Aug 10, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    19 inning game chews up a pitching staff. Both teams are lucky that they get Monday off.

  3. pbtunpaidwriter - Aug 10, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Jeter has to be one of the most overrated players ever. He is an above avg. player who has played for 20 seasons now and has been lucky to stay healthy with the exception of a couple seasons ago when his career should have ended anyway. He has been consistent but not extraordinary. He has had 2-3 MVP-level seasons but nothing great outside of them.

    He immensely benefitted from playing on a perennial beast in the Yankees and has more postseason experience that any great can only dream of. His defensive skills have been declining for years and he is one of the most overrated players ever.

    I’ll take Ichiro over him who’s a much better skilled player who was stuck on a bad Mariners team for years. Pujols is better too. Ken Griffey, etc.

    OVERRATED. PERIOD.

    • renaado - Aug 10, 2014 at 10:30 AM

      Irrelevant to this topic.

    • Ayase Yano (綾瀬市 矢野) - Aug 10, 2014 at 10:45 AM

      Bud, I really appreciate you on your thinkings about our Ichiro-senchou, but your comment is just far from reach here…

      I mean like, travelling from Kitakyushu to Sapporo FAR. (IN CAR ! )

      • pbtunpaidwriter - Aug 10, 2014 at 10:52 AM

        Jeter is a very good player don’t get me wrong. But he’s just too overrated compared to what he really is.

        I have no idea why the great Ichiro was stuck playing in Japan for so many years. He’s a top 5 greatest hitter all time and would have the numbers to back it up if he played here. He’s a much better fielder than Jeter even to this day (even though he plays a totally different position).

        Btw I am not Japanese, just objective.

      • Ayase Yano (綾瀬市 矢野) - Aug 10, 2014 at 11:00 AM

        For a player to play outside in our country they need to finish their 7 or 8 years of service for the team they play on in order for them to finish their domestic option and to acquire an international option.

        And I tell you. No team wants a superstar to go away to play for another league. It’s realism.

      • Ayase Yano (綾瀬市 矢野) - Aug 10, 2014 at 11:16 AM

        Jeter-san’s a damn fine athlete and I definitely thinks he is one of the most influential athletes around the world.

        Sakamoto-san of the Kyojin could learn a lot from him. he he he.

      • renaado - Aug 10, 2014 at 11:17 AM

        “7 or 8 years of service

        Could this be the reason why you’re against the Tanaka transfer?

      • pbtunpaidwriter - Aug 10, 2014 at 11:21 AM

        That is one of the ridiculous rules in Japan, Ayase. Not even Putin restricts his Russian basketball players from leaving. THey can leave at age 19.

        A great player should be given the option to player wherever they want, whenever they want. Especially if it’s for more money and against better competition.

        I feel sorry for Matsui, Ichiro, and Tanaka. Their greatest years are wasted.

      • Ayase Yano (綾瀬市 矢野) - Aug 10, 2014 at 11:23 AM

        Took you awhile for you to notice Renaado.

      • [citation needed] fka COPO - Aug 10, 2014 at 11:31 AM

        He’s a top 5 greatest hitter all time and would have the numbers to back it up if he played here

        No he’s not, even if he played here since the beginning.

      • pbtunpaidwriter - Aug 10, 2014 at 11:33 AM

        The public will perceive Jeter > Ichiro when the opposite is really true.

        The only thing Jeter does better is he hits for more power. Ichiro does EVERYTHING else better.

        Baseball is becoming a joke. I used to love baseball. I still follow the storylines but never watch a game. This is why basketball is the greatest sport and number 2 in the world. THey cater to global fans and aren’t afraid of new rules and don’t give a crap about tradition.

        No DH in the NL. Too few teams make the playoffs which kills teams’ spirits in April itself. The all star game determines World Series home field?!

        Selig is an old, dumb dinosaur who hates change even for the better.

      • Ayase Yano (綾瀬市 矢野) - Aug 10, 2014 at 11:34 AM

        Huh!? Who the hell do you think we are to you? Are we supposed to be refills for your league!? Do you think lowly of us say “Hey you! Play for us, we’ll give you a million bucks to play to our team instead of your pathetic league!” IS THAT IT??? We too have a league you clueless Joe, and also want to win a championship for our city along with these players.

        There’s still a lot for you to learn of the outside world.

      • pbtunpaidwriter - Aug 10, 2014 at 11:49 AM

        If a Japanese player wants to stay he should be able to stay IF HE WANTS. I’m not saying he has to come here. Even a 3-4 year rule is reasonable but still unnecessary.

        If I were a Japanese fan of Tanaka, I’d want him to leave and destroy the best competition in the US, which he was doing.

        I don’t care if he goes 25-0 with a 0.8 ERA or whatever it was against subpar talent in my country.

        The greatest want to play against the greatest. In any sport, otherwise it gets boring.

      • Ayase Yano (綾瀬市 矢野) - Aug 10, 2014 at 12:32 PM

        Oh Kami… I don’t know if you are stupid or just out of the world crazyness. Listen OKAY? Our argument here is why you think our method on handling players is absurd. Try not to change the subject here. We and I’m sure anyone have heard of options, but YOU are definitely missing the point, we are no Minor league team, We are in a professional league and this utter bull**** “If he wanted to leave” part is downright ignorant.

        He HAS and should have finished his option. That’s the rule we have like it or not. And the transfer was very questionable.

        Oh, and stick to another sport if you find it boring.

        No disrespect but it’s hard not to get insulted of this comment of yours 看哦你哦!

      • jwbiii - Aug 10, 2014 at 1:30 PM

        A great player should be given the option to player wherever they want, whenever they want.

        So if LeBron James decides in December that he doesn’t like it in Cleveland, he should be able to declare himself a free agent at that time, his one year contract with a one year player option be damned?

    • stlouis1baseball - Aug 11, 2014 at 10:21 AM

      Wow. You made an incredibly amount of moronic statements.
      #1)
      “A great player should be given the option to player wherever they want, whenever they want.”
      Yeah…contracts don’t matter. You sign…and renege. Just play wherever you want since you are a “great player.” This wouldn’t cause’ any major problems whatsoever…smart guy.

      Then…you somehow top #1 with these two!
      #2) “No DH in the NL.”
      The DH sucks ass. The DH has always sucked ass. The DH will continue to suck ass.
      Baseball was invented WITHOUT the DH. You lace em’ up…you hit. Simple as that.

      #2-A) “Too few teams make the playoffs which kills teams’ spirits in April itself.”
      Another brilliant idea from the Amazing Kreskin. Let’s water down the entire game by allowing everyone in. Just give em’ participation ribbons. Everyone is a “winner”…right?

  4. rawdog2013 - Aug 10, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Proudlycanadian, you seem like a real A-hole. I thought Canadians were supposed to be nice. You must be French.

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 10, 2014 at 10:38 AM

      Based on your comment, should I assume that you are a racist pig.

      • jwbiii - Aug 10, 2014 at 2:29 PM

        Yes, I find it odd that the guy tossing national stereotypes and racial slurs around is calling somebody else an A-hole.

  5. echech88 - Aug 10, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    3:40 am EST…maybe a secondary office for West Coast games is needed. That is crazy

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Aug 10, 2014 at 3:19 PM

      They are getting paid, nicely I suspect, to watch baseball on TV, and having to actually work once every 1/2 hour or so? Must be pretty tough.

  6. mungman69 - Aug 10, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    Nothing to see here. Please move on.

  7. rawdog2013 - Aug 10, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    Think of me more as your friend who will tell you when you’re acting like an A-hole

  8. 1998yanks - Aug 10, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    Pbtunpaidwriter- you never watch games, but follow story lines. Yet you claim to know who is overrated without even watching them play. That, and the fact you didn’t know why Ichiro had to play in Japan for a number of years proves you don’t know s**t about baseball.

  9. moogro - Aug 10, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    I bet Farrell was the only one on the team that wanted him to run out and challenge that.

    • infieldhit - Aug 10, 2014 at 3:50 PM

      I dunno, if the tables were turned, I’m sure Scioscia would’ve done the same thing.

  10. mlbfan8898 - Aug 10, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    Hey pbtunpaidwriter, what the hell does Jeter have anything to do with this? And by the way, you’re an idiot for thinking he is overrated. I guess overrated players are 6th all time in hits aren’t they.

    • renaado - Aug 10, 2014 at 12:57 PM

      No wonder he’s unpaid…

    • raysfan1 - Aug 10, 2014 at 5:53 PM

      He’s made the same ignorant comments on more than one post–copied/pasted them it looks like, and obviously can’t be bothered with whether they are relevant to anything.

  11. Old Gator - Aug 10, 2014 at 2:00 PM

    Um….Pujols, anybody?

    Back on topic: Hell will freeze over before I ever “feel sorry for” an umpire.

    • renaado - Aug 10, 2014 at 2:06 PM

      Somewhat amusin to see someone flip the switch on Yano, though. Especially when it’s related to his countrymen and the NPB league.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Aug 10, 2014 at 5:01 PM

        Burg, good point. I did also feel sad for J.Joyce.

    • indaburg - Aug 10, 2014 at 2:27 PM

      Yes. Pujols. Back on topic. Longest game ever played at Angels Stadium. I also saw (on replay–I was sound asleep when it happened) an exciting steal of 3rd by Pedroia immediately after stealing 2nd when 3rd was left unguarded thanks to the shift. The shift taketh and giveth.

      I felt sorry for Jim Joyce after he blew THAT call.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Aug 10, 2014 at 3:21 PM

        I felt infinitely sorrier for Armando Galarraga.

      • indaburg - Aug 10, 2014 at 3:44 PM

        Who didn’t? One can feel for both. Even Galarraga himself behaved magnanimously towards the beleaguered and remorseful umpire.

      • raysfan1 - Aug 10, 2014 at 9:22 PM

        Of course part of why I felt sympathy for Joyce is the simple fact that he did acknowledge his mistake, and felt bad about it.

  12. stlouis1baseball - Aug 11, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    It was interesting to see the interaction between A.P. and Napoli.
    Just reading lips…so I could be wrong.
    But it looks Albert said…”that ball was out.”
    To which Napoli replied “no it wasn’t. “It wasn’t out.”
    And he looked pissed! Funny stuff.

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