The Rangers Throw Away the 2015 ALDS

Grantland writer Ben Lindbergh provides a hilarious tongue-in-cheek “oral history” of the seventh inning of the 2015 ALDS with Toronto hosting the Rangers. Texas committed three consecutive errors to start the inning, including a bizarre one that caused a formal protest to be filed, and then Joey Bats launched one of the most famous postseason homers in the 21st century, followed immediately by one of the greatest bat flips of all time. Please enjoy.

53 Minutes of Madness in Toronto: An Oral History of the ALDS Inning That Broke Baseball, 10.15.15

Bonus: a (real) oral history solely on Bautista’s bat flip:

An oral history of the bat flip heard ’round the world, 10.14.15