I love when the Mets have a walk off hit. It's one of the most exciting things in all of sports, to come down to one player with the power to end the game and pick up a win for his team.
Last night, David Wright was that man, coming to bat with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th inning. First pitch swinging, Wright cracks one deep to right field. Here I am, standing on my couch, begging the ball to stay fair. The SNY camera crew tracks Xavier Nady in right, as he watches the ball sail over his head. He had no chance on the ball, so it all came down to whether the ball was fair or foul.
Gary Cohen had no idea, the SNY camera crew had no idea, and therefore I had no idea.
Finally, and thankfully, they got a read on the ball as we all saw it bounce up and off the wall in foul territory to hear Cohen quickly pick up some inflection and excitement as he realized it wasn't just a long foul ball, but rather a game winning hit.
I didn't get to see where it landed, or even how it landed fair, but a win is a win. So last night was easily the strangest walk off win ever, as I was sure that ball was foul and Wright would have to take another crack at it, only to find out he already won the game. Good enough!