mightyflynn:

After Game 162

US Cellular Field

September 28, 2014

Chicago, Illinois

Photo by TS Flynn

(Reblogged from mightyflynn)
Flock of Cardinals

"A bird in the hand is a certainty, but a bird in the bush may sing." 

- Bret Harte


Photo: Joe Camporeale / USA TODAY Sports

Flock of Cardinals

"A bird in the hand is a certainty, but a bird in the bush may sing."

- Bret Harte


Photo: Joe Camporeale / USA TODAY Sports

Clayton Kershaw

Illustration: Chris Morris

Read: Seven Postseason Pitchers To Watch. http://espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs/2014/story/_/id/11610303/mlb-postseason-pitchers-watch

Ian Kinsler, bottom, and Phil Coke spray champagne into the stands.

"Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be."

- Shel Silverstein


Photo: Julian H. Gonzalez, Detroit Free Press

nosebleedhooligans:

Three farewells

Yankees SS Derek Jeter, Mets OF Bobby Abreu and White Sox 1B Paul Konerko played for the final time Sunday.

Jeter reprised Mickey Mantle’s finale 46 years ago, ending a storied Yankees career at Fenway Park with an RBI-single for his 3,465th career hit. Jeter drew a standing ovation from a fan base he’s tormented the last 20 seasons after being pulled for pinch runner Brian McCann.

Abreu started for the first time since July 25, notching a walk before completing his final at bat with a hit. He was pulled by Mets manager Trry Collins for pinch runner Eric Young, Jr. Collins was Abreu’s first manager when he debuted for the Houston Astros in 1996. The Mets thumped the Astros, 8-3, as Abreu watched his Venezuelan countryman Jose Altuve secure his first batting title. 

Konerko went 0-3 against the Kansas City Royals and was pulled for Andy Wilkins. Konerko is the 10th first baseman to total at least 400 home runs and 400 doubles for his career. The White Sox lifer with an ALCS MVP and a World Series ring was traded twice — by the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds — before finishing the rest of his 16-year-career in Chicago. 

(Reblogged from nosebleedhooligans)

Jonny Gomes congratulates Adam Dunn (back turned in foreground) on making postseason for first time and teammates

"Everything has to evolve or else it perishes."

-John Knowles, A Separate Peace


Photo: Oakland Athletics tumbler

Royals clinch

"I did not care what it was all about. All I wanted to know was how to live in it. Maybe if you found out how to live in it you learned from that what it was all about."

-Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises


Photo: Jerry Lai/ Reuters

Hunter Pence and teammates.

“He was mastered by the sheer surging of life, the tidal wave of being, the perfect joy of each separate muscle, joint, and sinew in that it was everything that was not death, that it was aglow and rampant, expressing itself in movement, flying exultantly under the stars.”

― Jack London, The Call of the Wild

(Photo: Tony Avelar/ AP)

George Brett

1976

Photo: Ted Spiegel/ Getty Images

Jose Altuve

"As happens sometimes, a moment settled and hovered and remained for much more than a moment. And sound stopped and movement stopped for much, much more than a moment.” 

― John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men


Photo: David J. Phillip/ AP

Jose Altuve

"As happens sometimes, a moment settled and hovered and remained for much more than a moment. And sound stopped and movement stopped for much, much more than a moment.”

― John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men


Photo: David J. Phillip/ AP