Stealing Home: Easily the most exciting play in baseball (video included!)
Or show up a little late for work to catch the same highlight shows in the morning.
With the bases loaded and two outs in the seventh inning, Jayson Werth stole home.
And no, it wasn't the cheap, easy steal of home of the double-steal variety. He straight up took the plate from Dodgers catcher Russell Martin and reliever Ronald Belisario.
It was the first steal at home by a Phillies player since Ruiz pulled the trick on June 26, 2007 against Cincinnati.
Werth: "I noticed something and just saw an opportunity. I was going to wait until there were two strikes. The first pitch, he didn’t look at me. so I figured if we got to two strikes and he didn’t look at me, I was going to go. if he’s not going to pay attention to you. The first pitch, I knew I had it. When we got to two strikes, I felt like I had the timing. I knew it was going to be close. But I felt like I was going to be safe. I thought it was the right situation."
Charlie Manuel: I was just as surprised probably as you were. When I looked up and saw him coming, I thought to myself, `What's going on?'
Actually, forget those highlight shows. Don't you love the internet? (I apologize that the guy who posted this clip doesn't know how to spell Werth's name).
(Photos by AP photographer Tom Mihalek)