The Yordan blast was more than just a hit
Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez (44) celebrates after hitting a three-run, walkoff home run against the Seattle Mariners during the ninth inning in Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game in Houston,Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The Yordan Alvarez three-run walk-off blast with two outs in the ninth inning completed a wild comeback for the Houston Astros as beat the Seattle Mariners 8-7 game 1 of the ALDS.

That hit was so much more than just getting Houston a win.

It is a memory that will last. It is a moment in time that you will remember and talk about.

Shortly after the hit, I said to Joe Reinagel on The Blitz that it reminded me of the Albert Pujoles hit off Brad Lidge…in 2005. While a bad memory for this Astros fan, it’s a hit I will never forget.

Last night and this morning, seeing all the cell phone videos of the hit and the fan reactions gives me goose bumps. Listening to the various broadcast calls from Brian Anderson on TBS to Astros broadcaster Robert Ford, who tweeted “Easily the most unhinged I’ve ever been on-air. The most improbable victory the Astros have had in my time with them. I still can’t believe it.”

None of us can.

In a postgame interview, Astros owner Jim Crane said it was one of the top moments since he has owned the team. Crane said it was magical. “You can’t duplicate those moments. I had a bunch of guys in my suite and we were all jumping up hugging each other. We thought we were in the third grade again.”

And isn’t that the beauty of sports. Isn’t that why we love sports.

From rich guys like Mattress Mack or those in the owners suite to the fans in the upper deck to the fans in the outfield. The minute Yordan connected, the reaction was the same – OMG!

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