Why is that?
|Not fair for Michael Wacha to throw that "winged ball" up to the plate...|
actually, that's the dimension marker in center field which is helping
to make the batter about as miserable as it's possible to be.
Until today, this had never happened on the same day during the post-season.
Yes, it's something of a gimmick, because this can only happen during the pre-World Series portion of the post-season. (And we don't think it's likely that we'll be seeing any doubleheaders in the World Series anytime soon...)
Given the number of division series and championship series that have transpired since 1969, however, we've got to admit that we were surprised to discover that it had never happened previously.
So--kudos to Annibal Sanchez, Michael Wacha, Jon Lester and Clayton Kershaw for their sterling efforts in creating this baseball "first."
It took 45 years, but it's finally happened. Savor it a bit...