ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – It was the kind of game where disbelief gave way to more disbelief.
But the greatest disbelief came after the ballgame ended.
Chris Davis, author of the titanic home run that served as the only score of a 1-0 Baltimore Orioles victory against the Tampa Bay Rays, stood by his locker and asked how far they said his bomb to center field went.
"Four forty," someone said.
"Come on!" he yelled, a smile creasing his face. Everyone thought the ball went much farther than that, flying so far beyond the 404 sign in the top of the fourth inning that Rays outfielder B.J. Upton simply turned around and watched it soar.
Davis had spent the entire postgame interview session fielding questions while his eyes locked on the bank of televisions overhead. The New York Yankees were about to lose to the Boston Red Sox; they were in the bottom of the ninth in the rain. Things were good – amazingly good. The O's were on the verge of pulling even with the Yankees in theRead More »from Scene in Orioles' clubhouse while watching Yanks: Hopes, curses and BoSox jokes