How To Wake Up a Crowd In Three Simple Steps

1) Start with a blown strike three call. Add a demonstrative umpire for good measure.


2) Mix in some chin-music-inspired pre-fight-antics involving Torii Hunter.



3) Have the home-team’s rookie pitcher strike out the best hitter in baseball on his fastest fastball of the year.



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With a phone full of pictures of pitchers' fingers, strange beers, and his two toddler sons, Eno Sarris can be found at the ballpark or a brewery most days. Read him here, writing about the A's or Giants at The Athletic, or about beer at October. Follow him on Twitter @enosarris if you can handle the sandwiches and inanity.

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Excellent. Best game of post-season so far.