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Friday, October 25, 2002

Great Baseball Moment

George Vecsey picks a great World Series moment:

"10. SAVE BY SNOW Casey Stengel used to say that every day in baseball you see something you never saw before. This time we see 3-year-old Darren Baker, son of the Giants' manager, nearly trampled at home plate in his role as youngest batboy in World Series history. Fortunately, J. T. Snow scoops the boy up in his arms as Snow crosses the plate. This playing-in-traffic might be carrying Giants family values to a dangerous extreme."

Props to the production crew at Fox for providing great reaction shots - Dusty Baker laughing in disbelief, and then J.T. Snow and little Darren Baker in the dugout. Snow smilingly delivered a pep talk, they rapped knuckles, Darren walked off, Snow laughed - classic baseball. Oh, the Giants won.

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