This is not the most timely post, but the story still deserves to be shared.
Last week, I had the opportunity to photograph the most impressive walk-off hit I had ever seen: the elusive walk-off grand slam home run.
We don’t get a lot of warm baseball in the Bay Area. October/November is our Summer, but late April/early May was unseasonable warm this year. I appreciated it and wore at least one fewer layer to this game.
Back to the story. Holding the lead in the bottom of the ninth, the Toronto Blue Jays filled up the bases. With only one out on the board, just a pop up into the outfield would have scored a runner or two. So Toronto pulled their star outfielder Jose Bautista into the infield and increase their chances for a force play at the plate.
Bautista wasn’t needed.
The Athletic’s newly acquired Brandon Inge swung for the fences and hit the walk-off grand slam home run.
Really wish I had been on the third-base line side for a better angle of this moment.
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Francisco Cordero takes the long walk back to his team’s dugout.