Clay Buchholz just walked 8 guys in 3 innings, and the Red Sox are headed for their eleventh (I wrote the word out for added emphasis) straight loss. For Boston fans in need of a little sports pick-me-up while celebrating Memorial Day, how about this: Today is the 27th anniversary of Larry Bird's iconic steal in Game 5 of the 1987 Eastern Conference Finals vs the Pistons.
There aren't very many sports play-by-play calls I actually remember word for word, but Johnny Most's description of this moment is one of them:
If this version doesn't give you chills, you're not a sports fan, plain and simple:
Personally I never though Dennis Johnson got enough credit for making that layup. As far as layups go it was a pretty tough one, and under those circumstances it was mighty impressive.