Buzzer Beaters

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Yesterday was an exciting day in the NCAA Tournament as we saw Temple, Butler and Morehead State all beat the buzzer and their opponents with last second shots. Those games had us thinking here at the CurveBall Blog, what in baseball is the same as a ‘Buzzer Beater’ in basketball?

Here are some things we thought of as being similar:

We have seen this play a number of times. The Yankees lead the Athletics by a run in the seventh inning as the Athletics look like they’re poised to tie the game…Enter Derek Jeter. The play begins about 1 minute into the video.

This video will serve in place for all “Walk-off Home Runs” as the kids representing the United States in the 2007 Little League World Series win the biggest game a 12-year-old can win with one swing of the bat, in extra innings.

Philadelphia Phillies Win the National League East

I watched this game live from the left field stands. With the bases loaded, one down in a 4-3 game in the ninth inning, Brad Lidge, who hadn’t blown a save all year, faced the Nationals Ryan Zimmerman with the division crown hanging in the balance. Shortstop Jimmy Rollins dives to begin a double play, to end the ballgame.

Pirates Notes

In Minor League Spring Training action yesterday the Triple-A Pirates, defeated the Triple-A Blue Jays by the score of 4-2. Several players who may begin the season with Altoona played in the game because MLB camp is still playing with more than the amount they will start the season with, so players will be shuffled accordingly through the system. Potential DH/C Eric Fryer went 2-for-2 in the game with an RBI and P Jeff Locke tossed three innings allowing one run. Scores and stats of other Pirates Minor League Spring Training games are unavailable to us.


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