Take me out AT the ballgame.
Maybe one Seattle Mariners fan just misunderstood the song when he bowled over a kid — maybe his kid — to catch a grand slam.
(You can watch Sportsman of the Year in the video above. Watch closely after the long ball lands in the outfield seats.)
Kyle Seager hits a grand slam in the bottom of the 14th inning Wednesday. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Here’s what happened. In the top of the 14th inning, after nearly five hours of scoreless baseball at Safeco Field, the Chicago White Sox finally got the better of the Mariners bullpen and scored five runs to take a commanding lead. But the Mariners wouldn’t go down so easy.
In the bottom of the frame, Seattle hit four-straight singles to score one run and keep the bases loaded. Up came Kyle Seager. Down to his last strike, Seager powered a shot to right-center field — an unbelievable and historic grand slam that tied the game back up at 5.
It was Seager’s first-career grand slam. It was Chicago closer Addison Reed’s first homer allowed this season. It was the first time in MLB history that a team scored five or more runs to tie it in extra innings. And it was the first time in MLB history that a player hit a game-tying grand slam in extra innings.
Talk about an unprecedented ballgame. And that ball Seager slammed to right-center? Talk about a historic souvenir.