As a Reds' fan, I haven't watched a meaningful baseball game since the 4th of July, but the Twins-Tigers playin game on Tuesday may have been one of the best games I've ever watched. Not only did the two teams need 163rd game to decide an AL Central champ, they needed 12 innings to do it.
Playing in what could have been the final baseball game ever at the Metrodome the 50,000+ fans proved to be the difference in an amazing game, highlighting an amazing finish by the Twins. They were seven games out to begin September and became the first team in MLB history to overcome a three-game deficit with less than a week to play.
But they also seemed uncommonly appreciative to have participated in a game that we will see on October highlight reels for years to come — even though it was technically a regular-season game.
At one point, while the Twins batted in those interminable late innings, Minnesota third base coach Scott Ullger turned to Detroit third baseman Brandon Inge and asked if he'd ever played in a better game. No, he replied.
"This is awesome," Inge said.
"I love it, too," Ullger said.
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