What Had Happened Was: 9/29/16
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It isn’t often that a team can blow a 3-0 lead, give up a grand slam, lose the game, 5-3, and still consider the night a bona fide, indisputable win — but that’s what happened to the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night. After serving up a walk-off grand slam to New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, Red Sox players walked back into the clubhouse, started putting on “Made For October” T-shirts and dousing each other with champagne. They had actually clinched the division when the Toronto Blue Jays lost to the Baltimore Orioles earlier in the night.
“It’s crazy,” said designated hitter David Ortiz. “I wanted to celebrate on that field so bad, but it is what it is. We’re going to celebrate anyway. I’m going to drown in this, man!”
RED SOX LAST 5 YEARS
— (16) Jesse Specolorado (@jessespector) September 29, 2016
When you blow a 3-1 lead but not *that* 3-1 lead pic.twitter.com/1uwTfqSPeu
— #Mickstape (@ColeyMick) September 29, 2016
It's been real. 🍾🙌🎉
Goodnight from the AL East Champs! pic.twitter.com/BpOVWoe1WR
— Red Sox (@RedSox) September 29, 2016
— Michael Silverman (@MikeSilvermanBB) September 29, 2016
“I love you Papi.” – Koji pic.twitter.com/Ywf5CaYmFY
— Joon Lee (@iamjoonlee) September 29, 2016
CAMERA MAN 1, AARON HILL 0 https://t.co/Udgzwep9fx
— Red (@SurvivingGrady) September 29, 2016
— Scott Sullivan (@SullyBunz) September 29, 2016
Yas, Chancelor. Has anyone had a better 2016 than Chance The Rapper?
Proud to announce I'll giving a private performance at the @WhiteHouse Christmas Tree Lighting. One of the biggest honors as an artist.
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) September 28, 2016
"I go to New York a few times a month, just to teach them how to drive." https://t.co/gl2FvqaY6y
— ESPN (@espn) September 28, 2016
FOR THE CULTURE
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TOP THREE TWEETS
Every morning we’ll hit you here with the best of what we saw on social media the previous night. Why? Why not?
1. BUT … UMM …
DWade on Rajon Rondo: "He's the best point guard I've ever played with."
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) September 29, 2016
The best point guard that Dwyane Wade has ever played with & a scrub who can't shoot pic.twitter.com/W0M2XvWyg0
— 📠 (@TheyCallMeAzul) September 29, 2016
2. WHOSE MAN IS THIS?
— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) September 28, 2016
James Harden jamming out to Adele. pic.twitter.com/GwARn55l4d
— ClutchFans (@clutchfans) September 28, 2016
— Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) September 27, 2016
3. LOSE ON THREE — 1 … 2 … 3 …
"Alright. I'll drive in and kick it to Wade. Wade drives in and kicks it to Rondo. Rondo drives in and kicks it to me." pic.twitter.com/lalCSHlYGY
— HEAT NATION (@HeatvsHaters) September 29, 2016
— CNN (@CNN) September 29, 2016