There are just those plays in baseball that you know will linger in fan memories and in the historical fabric of the game, and Sunday's Game 2 of the 2013 American League Championship Series now has one of those moments.
Bottom of the eighth, home team Red Sox trailing the Detroit Tigers 5-1. Bases loaded, David Ortiz up to bat. And Torii Hunter in right field. And the ball went over the wall - to tie the game, which the Red Sox went on to win - and Torii Hunter went with it. But, alas, without the ball in his mitt.
The photo above attests to how close Hunter was to making a spectacular play, and this one shows the lengths he went to to make it:
The fact that Hunter and Ortiz are former Twins (who isn't these days?) and good friends only added to the drama. After the game, Ortiz gave a shout-out to "my boy Torii out there, he almost made that play." And he bloodied his beautful bald head over it too.
The video ... it's a must-see right here.