September 13, 2010

Welcome Home

There's nothing like it in sports. The visitors sullenly leave the field, while the hosts -- suddenly victorious -- congregate around the irregular pentagon that is home plate.

Men become boys. All that matters is first base, second base, third base, and, to a hero's welcome, home.

Long live the walk-off home run. Especially to avoid a sweep, on a sunny Sunday afternoon in September.

Image, as always, courtesy of daylife.


William Tasker - Caribou, ME said...

That was an awesome moment and your words and the picture sum it up perfectly.

Ian H. said...

For some reason, I especially love the walk-off wins on a Sunday afternoon. It's such a great way to end the week.

Navin Vaswani (@eyebleaf) said...

The best way to end a week: a walk-off home run. I'm in full agreement, Ian.

The worst way to begin a week: lose to the Baltimore Orioles.