How about that catch last night by Terrence Long ostensibly robbing Manny Ramirez of a 3-run homer, ending the game, and preserving a 3-2 Oakland win. I especially like the range of expressions on the face of Boston cop who was located in the Red Sox bullpen right behind the leaping Long. He went from ecstacy to disbelieve in a fraction of second.
With the win, Oakland pulled even with the Red Sox in the wild-card standings. They are now tied for second a game and one-half behind Anaheim. I hate the wild card but it is great to see two good teams compete so intensely. Of course, the competition would be greater if there were fewer playoff spots but that's nitpicking.