To be honest, their title actually sells Sam Miller's piece a bit short, because "epic" can't even begin to describe this 3-minute slice of absolute pandemonium. (And I'm not sure "trick" says anywhere near enough, either.)
Sure, those are all "little" moments when compared to the massive in-game swings like Raja Davis' improbable HR, Bryant's mad dash from 1st, or the weird wild pitch off Ol' Man Ross that led to two runs. But they loom large over the outcome of the game, all the same. And it's that ability to trace the threads and foundations of the key, "big" moments through these seemingly-small, incredibly-important crossroads that makes baseball so rewarding.
I'm not looking forward to it; not at all. The man's voice has been the mellifluous backbone to one of my life's greatest passions. I'm not even sure what baseball sounds like without him. But let's celebrate while we've got the chance. (The feedback bit from this clip is the best thing I've ever heard.)
"The sport's future has a lot more to do with kids realizing that baseball is a progressive jackpot that builds and builds. Sometimes the jackpot is a pitcher home run at just the right time. Sometimes the jackpot is the first triple play you've ever seen live. And sometimes the jackpot is watching a professional pitcher who can't throw four baseballs just to the side of home plate."