Marlon Anderson

JMB · June 11, 2005 at 8:20 pm · Filed Under General baseball 

Do yourself a favor and catch some sort of sports recap show tonight — Marlon Anderson of the Mets just hit a pinch-hit, inside-the-park homer off Francisco Rodriguez in the bottom of the 9th to tie the game at two, ending in a collision at home. I think he might need stitches. The whole thing is fun to watch, including the part where he blows a bubble with his gum while rounding second base (you might not see this depending on the angle). I kid you not.


18 Responses to “Marlon Anderson”

  1. Matt on June 11th, 2005 8:39 pm

    And my PE teachers alway said chewing gum while running was bad, tsk.

    They never had a comeback when I mentioned that Gary Payton did it all the time either…

  2. Daveo on June 11th, 2005 8:58 pm

    And Floyd just hit a walk-off! The M’s won’t lose any ground in the West tonight.

  3. Bigfoot Hunter on June 11th, 2005 9:04 pm

    The Russian Dude came back today, yes? Where was his cannon arm from the depths of Shea?

  4. Richard on June 11th, 2005 9:19 pm

    Watching Ol’ Man Finley day in and day out is really starting to wear on this Angels fan. Can we have Randy Winn?

  5. anotherjeff on June 11th, 2005 9:58 pm

    You can have Winn for Colon. We’ll even throw in Brett Boone. And if you just keep Finley, we’ll add a Scott Spezio as a special thanks. You know you want him back.

  6. Rob on June 11th, 2005 10:00 pm

    Now I just need to sit and wait till mlb puts up the highlight of the game. MLB All Access is great, just a pain when it takes them awhiel to get the higlights and condensed games up.

  7. Jeremy on June 11th, 2005 11:12 pm

    The Angels-Mets game is now up at

    Marlon Anderson’s inside the park HR is at approximately 4:03:01 on the Windows Media Player. Your welcome.

    It’s always cool to see The Team That Plays In The City Where Disneyland Is Located lose.

  8. Rob on June 11th, 2005 11:43 pm

    That was great watching him blow the bubble right before 2nd. I watched the highlights off it and not the game replay. What a play by him, I bet he was gassed going around 3rd.

  9. Anne on June 12th, 2005 12:11 am

    Speaking of inside-the-park home runs, Olivo(!) had one of the 3-run variety tonight down in Tacoma, completed by barrelling through the 51s’ catcher, for what would end up to be the game-winning runs. This in addition to a 2-RBI double earlier in the game.

  10. Deanna on June 12th, 2005 12:32 am

    Is it me, or have almost all of Olivo’s hits in Tacoma been for extra bases? If I’m not mistaken, in 28 at bats he’s had 5 hits, 1 which was a double and 3 which were home runs. The mind boggles…

  11. Goob on June 12th, 2005 2:19 am

    Anybody happen to know where I could see the clip besides on I’m behind a firewall here in Australia, which means no streaming videos (it’s extremelly annoying!) so doesn’t work for me…

  12. Tim in Japan on June 12th, 2005 3:43 am

    Derek Jeter blows bubbles while running the bases too.

  13. Phil on June 12th, 2005 5:08 am

    I saw the bubble thing. Awesome. Floyd’s walk-off was pretty sweet too, especially because a couple pitches earlier he jacked one just foul.

  14. deleted for aesthetic reasons on June 12th, 2005 8:30 am

    I saw Wilson Valdez blow a bubble while fielding a ball this year when he was with the Mariners.

  15. Gabriel on June 12th, 2005 8:42 am

    So, is the only way to get MLB-TV these days to pay full price for it? I know there was this MSN deal last year, but I don’t think that exists anymore, unless I just can’t find the info on it.

  16. Anne on June 12th, 2005 9:56 am

    Deanna, I believe you are correct. He also has 9 RBI with those 5 hits. So at least when does get those rare hits he’s being productive.

    Gabriel, I haven’t found the MSN deal this season, either.

  17. PositivePaul on June 12th, 2005 10:38 am

    I used to play keyboards in college, and I’d chew gum while on stage. It annoyed a lot of people, but I retorted that it was my way of keeping tempo.

  18. Evan on June 12th, 2005 1:01 pm

    Gabriel – you’re right. There’s no option but to pay full price.

    I liked how they set it up a few years ago how you could buy each component separately. I bought just the condensed games.