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Yastrzemski Goes Deep at Fenway

BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 17: Mike Yastrzemski #5 of the San Fransisco Giants poses for a photo during batting practice prior to the start of the game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on September 17, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)
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San Francisco Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski happens to have a very famous grandfather who worked at Fenway Park. The place is special to the family. It got even more special last night when the 23-year-old lefthander blasted a dinger to centerfield, kicking up memories and nostalgia from Pesky's Pole to the Green Monster.

Now, the Boston Red Sox are firmly in the driver's seat and losing a game at this juncture of September is not a big deal. But to see an opposing crowd rise to celebrate a visiting team homer like that will make even the most jaded of human beings feel something in their loins.

Fans of both sides would be thrilled to see the content go late into the night and be decided on a Giants' sacrifice fly in the 15th inning.

"It was incredible, just being able to be in front of family and friends," Yastrzemski said after the game, "and I couldn't have asked for a better welcome from the entire crowd. That was special."

Baseball, folks. It is good.