A Front-Row Seat

This is a cool piece put out by the New York Times, which revolves around this photo taken during Game 5 of last year’s World Series, when Eric Hosmer made his now-infamous mad dash to the plate to tie the game.

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The Times managed to track down eleven of the folks sitting in the stands in this photo and asked for their perspectives on how it all went down.  They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and I think that definitely applies in this case.  All the same, I still find it interesting to explore the responses of the fans that the Times managed to interview.

You can see the frustration on our faces. It was just: ‘I can’t believe this just happened.’ Everyone was in the same shocked state of mind. This can’t be! It just can’t be! The game should be over.

~Sal Monaco

You can find the complete collection of interviews, including audio recordings, here: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/04/01/sports/baseball/ny-mets-kansas-city-royals-opener.html



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