the next batter was julio lugo who had a chance to be a hero. instead he flied out to center. the next two batters made outs, and aaron sele allowed the pads to retake the lead with a run in the top of the 10th. in the bottom of the inning, kenny lofton walked and nomar victimized padres reliever and dodger double dipper rudy seanez (post coming soon) with a walk-off home run. joyous mayhem ensued.
that is worthy of a card, no? here goes - the 2007 topps card that should have been
2007 topps card i created for nomar a while back. as for the almost hero julio lugo, he was long gone to the red sox by the time 2007 topps came out. here's his card from that set
i love this photo. it, or a wider version of it, was my desktop wallpaper for a couple of years. that's lugo in the middle of the card as nomar makes his way home. we've also got some lurkers - furcal pointing to the plate, joe beimel, russell martin, jd drew, derek lowe and others, too. what a great memory. too bad it didn't matter much, as the dodgers wound up in second place despite the outcome of this game, and then were swept in the nlds by the mets.
what's my wallpaper now, you ask? for about the past year, i've used this photo. a different kind of memory.