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Baseball is Boring?

Today's post is in honour of one of the most exciting days in Major League Baseball history. Here are a few of the highlights from last night’s MLB action in case you missed it. Boston Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon gives up 2 runs in the bottom of the ninth for his first loss of the season in a must win game for the Red Sox after they blew a 9 game lead in the Wild Card. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay comes back from a 7-0 deficit after 7 innings to force their must win game into extra innings and immediately after the Red Sox loss is announced in Tampa Bay, Rays slugger Evan Longoria hits a line drive walk off home run to send them into the post season. On the other side of the league, the St. Louis Cardinals took care of business with an 8-0 shutout loss to complete their comeback from 8.5 games back in the Wild Card. Their post season berth rests on the hands of the Atlanta Braves who are leading 3-2 going into the bottom of the ninth and their closer gives up one run, forcing extra innings. In the bottom of the thirteenth inning, the Atlanta Braves surrender a run to lose the game and complete the epic collapse. Two teams poised for post season at the start of September both lose on the final day in heart breaking fashion to write an unbelievable story for future generations. In light of the walk off home run by Longaria, here is a sports science clip on hitting home runs.

Brian Shackel, MSc, B.E.S.S., FMS, MES
Founder - Making Stridz Athlete Development