- 08/26/2010, 12:54PM ET
G4P said 08/26, 12:54 PM
Ok, let's keep this TD honest and clean.
Rules: name three of Greatest Sporting events you've ever attended live.
List in no particular order, and make sure to post a video if possible
and PLEASE do not imply you've went to all 44 superbowl's exct.
Tuesday night in January so I decide to go to a pens game, the first one I had went to that year, I head to Primanti Bros. before the game and get some food. Then I get to the mellon and find my seat. I watch fans storm into Mellon Arena for a cakewalk game against the Mediocre islanders. as you will see in the video, Sidney Crosby is apart of all 6 points the Pens score. But the highlight of the night is Evgeni Malkin's 5th career hattrick.
It is laptop bag giveaway night so that is what you see on the ice at the end of the video which concludes Malkins Hattrick.
Marc-Andre Fleury is out so 2nd stringer Brent Johnson starts and makes a pair of highlight reel saves against Speedy Kyle Okposo and others thru the course of the game.
The Pens win 6-4
Next 2 games will obviously be posted in my upcoming arguments. GL
Bundyrocksalot said 08/26, 03:31 PM
My apologies ahead of time. I dont know how to post videos. Im guessing you want three games. Okay Ill start with my first one just like you did. Hmmm which of the 44 Super Bowls do I choose from? Kidding.
Memorial Day 2009 St Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park in Milwaukee
It was Chris Carpenter for the Cardinals against Yovanni Gallardo for Milwaukee.
We decided to do a guys day out. Took my brother and nephews to the game. Not the best seats in the world but was still a good time.
Both pitchers had Perfect games entering the 7th inning. Gallardo gives up the first hit of the game on a weak ground ball to second base. In the bottom half Carpenter loses his perfecto. The game moves into extra innings tied 0-0. In the bottom of the 10th Milwaukee wins on a 2 out walk off hit by Bill Hall. Brewers win 1-0 in 10 innings. This was one of the best games I have ever attended. Saw a masterful performance by two pitchers. And a walk off hit. Couldnt have asked for much more.
G4P said 08/26, 06:34 PM
July 18, Pirates face the Astros on a sunny Sunday. My Brother, His roommate, and myself head to PNC park to watch my hometown team which had so many times dissapoint. I decided that there was no hope for a win, as did my accompaniment. Roy Oswalt was the Astros pitcher for the day. The same Oswalt who had pitched a near no hitter giving up only 1 earlier in the season.
So much for a win right...?
Paulm maholm incredibly throws a full game 3 hit shutout as The Pirates offenso pours on 9 runs on 19 hits including a Garrett Jones HR. The Astros frantically swap pitchers throughout the game as Oswalt is pulled early after a lethargic start. But Houston can't muster up anything as they fall to Pittsburgh on a beautiful day at PNC park. the game highlights are on The Pirates official website.
I couldn't have asked for a better game from the Bucs. Garrett Jones HR marked the 2nd straight game I have attended that he hit a homer. Has been recently been updated to three straight after last nights win against the Cards
Bundyrocksalot said 08/27, 12:56 PM
I never thought I would hear Pirates and great game in the same paragraph. But sounds like a good game. My second game I attended was St Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs. I believe this was Labor Day 1998. Here is the link. Again i have no idea how to post videos.
Mark McGwire hits his 61st Home Run to tie Roger Maris' single season Home Run record. This event was (at the time) a huge part of Major League history. As you see in the video the fans went nuts. It was a great time. Also it created some buzz because I think this was Mac's first at bat. So he still had a chance to break the record. People were on pins and needles throughout the game.
After the game was over. I sold my ticket stub to some Joe on the street for 20 dollars. So I got a good game, made some money off the historic event. And now that ticket is probably worthless after Bonds broke the record.
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