Projecting The Bizarre Endings to Come in the World Series
Saturday night the St. Louis Cardinals won the game on an obstruction call against Will Middlebrooks, something that had never ended a World Series game. Then on Sunday night the Boston Red Sox won the game when Kolten Wong was picked off at first base, something that had never ended a World Series game. So what wild endings are ahead?
Let’s assume the series goes seven games, so there are up to three bizarre endings out there to be had. Let’s try to project them.
Monday night in St. Louis, the Cardinals will get the win in the bottom of the ninth in a tie ballgame when Koji Uehara trips on the mound forcing the umpires to call a balk, allowing the winning run to score.
Then, Wednesday night, David Ortiz will hit a walk off home run despite fan interference down by the Pesky Pole. Carlos Beltran will have a good beat on the ball, but a Red Sox fan will get a hand just in front of the Beltran glove, to win the game.
Now Game 7, winner takes all, the most bizarre ending anyone will ever see. In a tie ballgame in the bottom of the eleventh inning, the Red Sox will load the bases and rookie Xander Bogaerts will step to the plate. He will take a long swing that just clips Yadier Molina‘s glove resulting in the first ever World Series clinching catcher’s interference in history.
Obviously the chances of any of those scenarios actually happening are slim to none, but in this crazy series, would anyone really be all that shocked?