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Baseball Memories That Get Stuck In Your Head (For Some Reason)

It's been forever since I regularly posted here, but this idea just popped into my head. Nobody on my Facebook friends list is likely to care, but maybe some of y'all will!

The idea: what random, completely unimportant baseball moments just stick in your head and you still remember them super clearly years or even decades later, even though they were totally unremarkable?

Here are a few of mine:

1) In 1995, the Giants had a lefty reliever for all of 5 games named Enrique Burgos. I was living in New Jersey at the time, so never even saw him pitch, but his first game came against the Mets and I was listening on the radio. He pitched okay in a terribly pitched game. Nothing special...but our pitching was SO bad in the mid-90s that I was excited and thought he might make a difference. Spoiler: he couldn't. He was terrible.

2) In an 18-inning 1-0 game against the Diamondbacks in 2001 (the Giants lost), Reggie Sanders fell over striking out on a pitch at some point in the game. I was in the RF Arcade section for the game, and laughed uproariously at him when he came back out for defense. He became a Giant the next year.

3) I was sitting by the bullpen one game when Merkin Valdez warmed up. The guy sucked, but holy shit did was the pop in the catcher's glove LOUD when he warmed up. Still kinda impressed by that.

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