Monday, October 12, 2009

The Last One To Depart The 'Dome

FOTB Simon (on Sports) spotted this gem of a picture up on the AP photo wire at Yahoo.

You probably noticed this fellow making his mad dash during the bottom of the 9th inning last night, donning a Bert Blyleven jersey and showing remarkable awareness of the situation by taking off before the possibility of a game ending double play. It was the smartest running-related decision made by someone associated with the Twins all weekend.

Amazingly, the dude made it all the way to the baggie on right field before being corralled by the army of retirees the Metrodome retains as "security".

Nice try, my Burt Blyleven-boosting, bird-blazing buddy, you almost made it.

I'm not sure what's on the other side of the hefty bag, but I think we can agree that none of the Paul Blarts chasing him down were going to apprehend him once he got over it. He may never have left the Metrodome.

1 comment:

  1. I love that TBS (accidentally, I'm sure) actually showed that guy for as long as they did. Sterling did his normal "jerk on the field" delay tactic.

    This one is kind of lost in history, but my second favorite fan on the field of all time (number one is the guy who helped us win a meaningless game against Boston in 1992 or 1993) came in the 1995 ALDS. When Jim Leyritz, our favorite future resident of the Miami-Dade penal system, hit his walk-off, a fan successfully managed to high-five him as he rounded the bases.... moments before getting crushed by security.

    You may have to be an subscriber, but if you are, it's priceless. Bottom of the 15th: Leyritz hits it at the 5:53 mark; you catch a glimpse of the fan at 6:05; you clearly see him get nailed at 7:40. It's wonderful.