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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Red Sox Voice Joe Castiglione Falls Off Chair Calling Game 4 Final Out | Boston Red Sox | NESN.com

Jim Furtado Posted: October 18, 2018 at 10:44 AM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 18, 2018 at 01:26 PM (#5770373)
And then he threw the chair at Kimbrel.
   2. Red Voodooin Posted: October 18, 2018 at 01:33 PM (#5770383)
I'm trying to think of more dramatic game ending playoff catches than this one and am not coming up with much... I'm sure there have been a couple similar to this one, but it is one of the best.
   3. . . . . . . Posted: October 18, 2018 at 02:24 PM (#5770436)
I'm trying to think of more dramatic game ending playoff catches than this one and am not coming up with much... I'm sure there have been a couple similar to this one, but it is one of the best.


Not sure if serious. 1962 WS G7. What kind of baseball fan doesn't know that!?
   4. Red Voodooin Posted: October 18, 2018 at 02:31 PM (#5770445)
Oh sure, but wasn't that more of a "screaming line drive hit right at the guy" rather than a "spectacular diving catch to rob a hit"?
   5. Jose is an Absurd Kahuna Posted: October 18, 2018 at 02:33 PM (#5770447)
From what I've read 1962 wasn't a great catch, more of a sharply hit liner that Richardson needed to move about a step for. Am I wrong there?

Not a playoff game but the Sox won the division in 1990 when Brunansky made a spectacular diving catch in the corner at Fenway on the final day of the season.
   6. Jose is an Absurd Kahuna Posted: October 18, 2018 at 02:37 PM (#5770451)
Not a catch but Conine throwing out Snow to end the LDS in 2003 was pretty amazing.
   7. ericr Posted: October 18, 2018 at 02:47 PM (#5770458)
You can see the 1962 Game 7 catch here.
   8. Ray (CTL) Posted: October 18, 2018 at 02:49 PM (#5770462)
It wasn't the playoffs but IIRC Tom Brunansky made a great catch going to his left in the right field corner of Fenway to clinch the 1990 division title for the Red Sox. Castiglione had the call there too.... On the tv broadcast it was Sean McDonough who exclaimed "And there's a drive into the corner and... Brunansky!!! Did he..... MADE the sliding catch in the corner!!! And the Red Sox are the champions of the American League East in 1990!!!!"

Now let me go to b-r to find that everything I remembered about this is wrong.
   9. Ray (CTL) Posted: October 18, 2018 at 02:54 PM (#5770463)
Wow, had had it correct including a large swathe of McDonough's call.

The actual call:

"Lined down the right field line hooking towards the corner Brunansky!!! Did he... MADE the catch in the corner!!! A great catch in the corner by Tom Brunansky!!! And the Red Sox are the champions of the American League East in 1990!!!"

   10. Red Voodooin Posted: October 18, 2018 at 03:07 PM (#5770472)
Not a playoff game but the Sox won the division in 1990 when Brunansky made a spectacular diving catch in the corner at Fenway on the final day of the season.

That was a pretty dramatic catch, but looking into the details a bit, it seems like the Red Sox edged the Blue Jays by two games that year, so I suppose if you play the "what if he misses it" game, maybe the Red Sox have to go to extra innings, but the Blue Jays were losing anyway. Whereas last night, if Benni doesn't make the catch the game is at least tied, and maybe the Astros walk it off. Advantage: Benintendi catch.
   11. Jose is an Absurd Kahuna Posted: October 18, 2018 at 03:13 PM (#5770475)
The Blue Jays actually were tied when the Sox game ended. At least that's how I recall it being reported. They lost that final game in Baltimore on a walk off and my recollection is that the Boston papers reported that the score from Fenway was reported in the middle of the ninth and the Jays kind of threw up their hands and said \"#### it let's go home." That's probably overly simplistic I was in Fenway that night and when Bruno made the catch the Jays were tied or may have actually just gone ahead. Obviously in those pre-internet days we weren't getting real time info.
   12. Ray (CTL) Posted: October 18, 2018 at 03:26 PM (#5770484)
Re Benetendi, as I said last night in the game chatter, I think most left fielders -- even MLB left fielders -- do not try for that catch in that situation.

Props to him. It was really a great baseball moment.
   13. Batman Posted: October 18, 2018 at 03:30 PM (#5770487)
Also in Houston, Juan Uribe made a nice play to end the 2005 World Series. He fell into the stands catching the second out of that ninth inning too.
   14. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 18, 2018 at 03:40 PM (#5770493)
.@RedSox radio broadcaster Joe Castiglione got so excited during the final play, he literally fell out of his seat.
So, did he or did he not fall out of his seat? Unfortunately, these days we have no idea.
   15. SandyRiver Posted: October 18, 2018 at 04:08 PM (#5770505)
Not sure if serious. 1962 WS G7. What kind of baseball fan doesn't know that!?

Importance: 5 times higher. Degree of difficulty: 1/10.
   16. Jose is an Absurd Kahuna Posted: October 18, 2018 at 04:11 PM (#5770510)
So, did he or did he not fall out of his seat? Unfortunately, these days we have no idea.


This literally blew my mind. Irregardless, I could care less.
   17. Nasty Nate Posted: October 18, 2018 at 04:16 PM (#5770515)
Coco Crisp made a nice catch to end the 2007 ALCS. But the game was a blowout.
   18. puck Posted: October 18, 2018 at 04:53 PM (#5770541)
Castiglione's no Big Papi.
   19. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 18, 2018 at 08:46 PM (#5770614)
unimpressive chair falling incident.

World's Greatest Chair falling incident in history by a broadcaster.
Lindsay Scott Lindsay Scott!

about 30 second mark.
   20. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: October 19, 2018 at 03:12 AM (#5770888)
Paul O'Neill made that game-ending catch on hobbly legs in Game 5 of the 1996 World Series, with a 1-0 score and two men on. It's the reason John Smoltz has a pathetic 15-4 postseason record, instead of 15-3.

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