I love obituaries in which the deceased — or whoever wrote it for them — refuse to go gentle into that goodnight. This one, of a Marylou Belles of Bethel, Connecticut, fits the bill completely. Right down to the baseball part:
She was also a lifelong New York Mets fan though, surprisingly, that wasn’t what killed her.
Continue giving the middle finger to the afterlife, Ms. Belles.
After scoring two quick runs against Astros starter Dallas Keuchel in Game 3 of the ALCS on Tuesday evening, the Red Sox offense threatened again in the third. J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts drew back-to-back two-out walks, bringing up Steve Pearce, who hits lefties quite well. With a 2-2 count, Pearce lifted an 81 MPH slider towards the Crawford Boxes in right field, a mere 315 feet away from home plate. Left fielder Tony Kemp, listed at 5’6″, ranged back, timed his jump and crashed into the scoreboard while holding onto the ball. The catch prevented two runs from scoring which would have extended the Astros’ deficit. Instead, the score remained 2-1.
Kemp’s catch will certainly be in the running for the best play of the postseason.