In Game 1 of the 1988 World Series, Kirk Gibson, pinch hitting for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the bottom of the ninth inning, with injuries to both legs, hit a two-run walk-off home run off the Oakland Athletics’ Dennis Eckersley that won Game 1 for the Dodgers by a score of 5–4. We all remember that. I was the only Dodger fan in the room and was standing on a table, jumping up and down and going crazy. I remember it like yesterday. On days when I now want to punch Kirk Gibson in the mouth, I just remember that day and calm down. But I digress…
Vin Scully made that call and was so very eloquent when he said this (after over a minute of silence):
“In a year that has been so improbable… the impossible has happened!”
As much as I love Vin Scully, he was upstaged on just the call itself by the legendary Jack Buck (God rest his soul), who said this:
“I don’t believe what I just saw! I don’t believe what I just saw!”
I’ll never forget that day and I’ll never forget Saturday, when Andrew Luck, trailing by 28 points rallied the Colts to a win over the Chiefs. Like Gibby, it was borne by sheer will. It was reported today that when they were down by the score of 38-10, Luck said “We are going to win this game. Stay with me.”
I watched him exorcise the ghost of Peyton Manning with the Second-Greatest Comeback in NFL Playoff History. He has more come-from-behind wins than any QB EVER in his second year. I watched the game and I still don’t believe what I just saw!
It’s a pretty good time to be a Colts and Pacer fan in Indy right about now. It’s a happening place. How lucky can we be to have 12 years of Manning and then Luck?
Spring Training will soon be upon us… but I still don’t believe what I just saw. WOW!
So far we have over a foot of snow today and it will be -20 Below Zero tomorrow! I love it! Below is my backyard this afternoon. Beautiful…
I don’t believe what I just saw!