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16 Innings! Tigers Win, Sleep Loses!

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You know the drill. We'll have a proper recap tomorrow. We think. I mean, that's a lot of baseball to go over again.

But this picture of Brandon Inge seems to say so much about this long, tortured slog of a game. (Not that we're complaining about the final result.) It was painful, it was freaky, but we are all better people for having endured it.

Has there ever been a Comeback Player of the Game award handed out? Because Placido Polanco should really get one after taking a foul ball where no man should ever take it, but then shaking that off and driving in three runs, including the go-ahead score. It was an inspiring performance, for baseball and physiological reasons.

And hey, at least we don't have to worry about the Tigers getting swept at the Metrodome now.

UPDATE (10:45 a.m.): We're not going to have time to write out a full recap, unfortunately. So COTN goes here. (Thanks to Kurt for the suggestion, saving me from a gargantuan task.)

Comment of the Night:

over/under

3 threads tonight.

by wepri31

EDIT: And your runner-up, for picking the over.

Thanks to everyone who participated in that 16-inning theme ride park of emotions last night. Almost 2200 comments is amazing. Earlier in the day, I really did think we'd have a small turnout because of the holiday. I know nothing. Happy 4th of July to you!