We're back with another edition of the Tuesday Talker List, and with the start of the World Series tomorrow, this seems like an easy one.
Every baseball fan has a World Series moment they'll never forget, whether it was your team winning or losing it or whether you watched something so indelible that you can remember exactly what you were doing when you saw it.
Leave your favorite World Series moment in the comments section, with any details or memories you'd like to include, and I'll come back with my favorite later in the day.
Have at it, and we'll see ya...this afternoon.
UPDATE AT 3:22 P.M.: The list so far covers a number of the obvious ones - the Red Sox winning in 2004, Carlton Fisk's homer in 1975, Mazeroski's Series winner in 1960, Buckner's error in 1986, etc.
Here's mine -- obvious if you picked up on the above hint, and even more so if you read this blog much.
It's Kirby Puckett's game-winning homer in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series. Even though I didn't see it live.
I was in third grade when the Twins won the series, and had moved back to Minneapolis from San Diego in August of that year. Like every other kid in the city, I was riveted by the Twins-Braves series, the matchup of two worst-to-first teams that many rank as the best World Series of all time. And like many of them, I didn't see much of it because the games started so late, and my parents sent me to bed. They did the same thing the next night, and I found out the Twins won Game 7 the morning after, when I woke up to a note on my door from my dad.
But most Twins fans will probably tell you Puckett's homer is their favorite moment of that series, moreso than Jack Morris' 10-inning shutout in Game 7. Puckett is, without question, the most beloved athlete in the history of Minnesota sports, and that game - with his leaping catch at the wall to rob Ron Gant in the third inning, his 3-for-4 performance and his walk-off homer off Charlie Leibrandt to save the Twins' season - was his masterpiece. Jack Buck's iconic call ("And we'll see ya...tomorrow night!") of the homer made it even more memorable.
I've seen it so many times since the series, I feel like I saw it live. It still gives me chills.
Former Nationals team president Stan Kasten, though, had a different experience of that homer. In August, after he'd been in Minneapolis for the MLB owners' meetings, Kasten told me it was his least-favorite major league city. Asked why, he said, "I had a bad experience there once."
Kasten was the Braves' president at the time.
I asked him if he wanted to talk about that series more, and he jokingly retorted, "Shut it, Ben," before walking away.