I was watching the MLB Network‘s count down of the best moments of the 2000s. It was no surprise to me that the #1 moment was the Diamondback’s comeback win in the 9th inning of Game 7 of the 2001 World Series.
No matter what team you were rooting for, it was an unforgettable moment.
They showed the clip of Gonzalez leaping in the air.
Then the special cut to Gonzalez in the studio giving his memories of the moment.
What gem did they put into the special?
Gonzalez said “That’s something I’ll never forget.”
Um Luis… we figured that.
I think I can speak for everyone when I say that I was always confident that, barring any brain damage or lobotomy, you would have a pretty clear memory of that hit.
I can’t imagine ever sitting down with Luis and having him say to me “Hey Sully… do you remember the 2001 World Series?”
“Yeah, Luis. I remember it. You guys were playing the Yankees. It was post September 11th and everything.”
“I thought so. How did it end? For the life of me, I can’t remember.”
“Well Luis you were facing Mariano Rivera and blooped a single over Derek Jeter’s head to win one of the great all time moments in the history of baseball.”
“I did that?”
“Yes you did.”
“Man. I forgot all about that.”
If we have that conversation, then it is safe to say dementia has kicked in.
And if your memory is THAT bad, then let me remind you that you were going to give me $1.5 million.