Dexter Fowler just kept running. When the Houston Astros center fielder led off Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Angels with a deep drive to right that a diving Kole Calhoun couldn't come up with, he instinctively rounded the bases. But something was missing. As Calhoun was about to track the ball down against the wall, it vanished right before his eyes.
Where did it go? It went through a small partition in the Minute Maid Park fence reminiscent of one of those mouse holes from an old-fahsioned cartoon. Calhoun promptly put his arms up to signal a ground-rule double. And even though Fowler likely would have had at least a triple, he was sent back to second base after the disappearing ball trick. As Comcast SportsNet Houston analyst Alan Ashby noted, "You could try for 10 years and never see another ball go through that spot." The Angels won 4-0.
Mr. Game 1
Moving to hockey, the guy known as "Mr. Game 7" for his clutch performances in series finale games came through in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Justin Williams scored the overtime winner as the Los Angeles Kings overcame a 2-0 first period deficit to defeat the New York Rangers 3-2.
Feather in his Kaep
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