Comedian Dave Attell has a bit in his standup routine (link) about how, no matter how late you stay, the fun always starts 10 minutes after you leave a party. And you inevitably get a call from your buddy the next day and he's all--"YOU SHOULD HAVE HUNG OUTTTTT, MANNNNNN"-- and then he tells you some outlandish and awesome story that makes you feel like a donkey for not staying even later.
So yeah, that was about 90% of us last night who couldn't, wouldn't, or for whatever reason (apathy, babies, jobs, mortgage payments, blacked out drunk, etc..) didn't watch (or attend--no seriously, 10 years from now more than 100,000 will people will claim to have attended this game and stayed all 19 innings) the entire game, and regretfully went to sleep before the 19th inning.
|Click for full-sized awesomeness sent to me by a Wharton kid|
The game saw Danys Baez and his big dumb face pitch five (5!!) scoreless innings of extra frame relief, Carlos Ruiz playing third base (yes, please) and then-- it happened.
|Thanks to @adefran for the photo illustration of Ed Wolfstein's pic|
And glorious and outlandish and awesome it was. He hit 90 on the radar gun, got Joey Votto to fly out to deep center, shook off signs from Dave Sardineface (I mean seriously), PEGGED SCOTT ROLEN (OMG insta-hero, swoon!), and then got Jay Bruce and his opposing pitcher to pop up.
|Pic from the ZoZone (Mitch II not included)|
|SO BARBASOL'D. Pic from @bigleaguestew|
You should have hung outtttt, mannnnn.